Recently found asbestos in your home and now in the process of finding someone to remove it? Perhaps you’ve found a handyman who has quoted much less than the professional and licensed asbestos removalist. There are plenty of reasons to use licensed removalists – it’s all about ensuring your family stays healthy and safe.
Dangers of Removing Asbestos
There are plenty of risks in removing asbestos from a property which is why it is recommended to use a licensed asbestos removalist. Asbestos fibres can provide a risk if the fibres become airborne – an extremely important reason the material is handled correctly. And breathing in those fibres can cause a range of issues including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. While most risk is for those who are exposed to the fibres over a long period of time, it can take up to 20 to 30 years before symptoms appear.
Another reason to use a licensed asbestos removalist is that they know how to identify asbestos and have the sources to have a sample tested. Some building materials with asbestos in them can look like safe materials and vice versa; you certainly don’t want to go ahead with your renovation thinking something is safe when it isn’t.
Finding a Licensed Asbestos Removalist in Brisbane
In Queensland there are two types of licenses that allow for asbestos removal. The type of removalist you need will depend on the type of asbestos you have in your home, however choosing a company with a Class A License is a good choice. These companies can remove any amount of friable asbestos and more than ten square metres of non-friable asbestos. You can read a little more about the different licenses required in one of our previous blog posts.
Icon Asbestos Removal holds a Class A License and can organise asbestos removal in your home or business. Our friendly team will inspect your property and then run through what work needs to be done to keep your family safe. Work with an experienced and licensed asbestos removalist in Brisbane – call the team at Icon Asbestos Removal today