Worried about asbestos in your home? If you’re living in a house built before 1990, there’s a good chance it will contain asbestos in some form. This could pose a serious health risk to you and your family.
Asbestos in your home may not pose an immediate threat, but can become dangerous if disturbed by renovation or demolition work, or damaged by fire, earthquake or other causes. That’s why it’s important to talk to asbestos removal professionals like Protectus, before undertaking any renovation work on an older house.
Identifying asbestos in your home
Asbestos in the home can take many forms, as it was used in a wide variety of building materials. It can be present in textured ceilings, vinyl and linoleum flooring, fibrous cement roofing, guttering, cappings, flashings, cladding, wall linings, pipes and insulation, among many other materials.
If you’re concerned asbestos may be present in your home, talk to Protectus about thorough and independent asbestos testing.
Removing asbestos from your home
Protecting you and your family from the dangers of asbestos exposure is our absolute priority, and we will never compromise your safety. But we also understand that you want to be back in your home as quickly as possible, and that you expect a high quality finish.
Because we hold accreditation as both WorkSafe licensed asbestos removal contractors, and Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP), you can rely on us to carry out fast, efficient and professional asbestos removal work, with minimal disruption to your daily life.
Our fully trained SiteSafe technicians use the correct tools and safety equipment, and best-practice protocols to ensure asbestos is safely removed from your home. We can also help with putting things right again, thanks to our team of experienced builders, plasterers and painters.
Landlords: is there asbestos in your rental property?
If you are a landlord, you are classed as a ‘PCBU’ (person conducting a business or an undertaking). Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), you have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved with or affected by work on or at your property. This means you are responsible for ensuring that asbestos is not posing a risk to people in your property. If you are a landlord and you’re concerned about the presence of asbestos in your property, talk to Protectus today.
It is dangerous to attempt to remove asbestos on your own. To find out why, you can check out this informative and independent guide →