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Types of Asbestos
Asbestos is a fibrous material, naturally occurring and used as a building material between 1950 and the 1980s. Asbestos was the go-to material due to its strong, heat-resistant properties. Asbestos is still used in other countries, however it has been banned in Australia since 2003.
When conducting building works (renovations, extensions, trades etc), there are three main types of asbestos that are commonly detected:
People that work in the building industry such as builders, carpenters, roofers and electricians should be made aware of the risks prior to remedial/building works occurring on your property.
Fortunately, Asbestos is perfectly safe whilst encapsulated. It only poses a safety hazard once the particles become air-borne and are inhaled. It is recommended that Asbestos that is in good condition is either removed, or painted and kept damage free.
Only confirmation of samples by an accredited National Association of Testing Authorities testing laboratory can confirm asbestos is present.
Best to call MBI Melbourne for specialist advice if you are considering any renovations or demolition. We can conduct a thorough Asbestos inspection with minimal notice. The Safe Work code of practice can be found here.
Common Areas Asbestos is Found
Asbestos testing Melbourne. Asbestos is common found around residential properties in the following areas:
- Wall cladding- internal & external
- Roof sheeting
- Super six fencing
- Vinyl flooring & carpets
- Eaves sheeting, hot water pipes, downpipes & gutters
- Electric meter boxes
- Sheds & garages