Asbestos Roof Removal: Gold Coast and Tweed
We all know that Asbestos is a hazardous material, but did you know that you need a specially licensed roofing contractor to remove it? That way, any danger to yourself, your family or the environment is eliminated. In order to do an Asbestos removal job you need two licences: one for the removal process and one for correct disposal of asbestos waste. We hold both of these and will carry the task out in the safest way possible.
When should you have Asbestos Removed? We recommend that Asbestos building materials should be removed and replaced with safe materials as soon as possible. However, the theory is that Asbestos is only dangerous if damaged or disturbed, so at the very least, keep a watch on your Asbestos roofing and get rid of it when it shows signs of wear.
The insidious dangers of Asbestos Although Asbestos can kill, you won’t see any dramatic symptoms at first. The problem is, by the time it makes you ill, your condition might be incurable already. Tiny asbestos fibres enter the air you breathe and damage your lungs irreparably causing four possible illnesses: lung cancer, pleural thickening, asbestosis or mesothelioma. The innocent act of renovating your house could disturb asbestos building materials, releasing deadly fibres into the air inside your home. There are verified cases of asbestos related illnesses in home owners, particularly women who sweep up asbestos-contaminated dust.
Was your house built before 1984? If the answer is ‘yes’, you should get a licensed professional to check out your home. Asbestos was a very popular building material and it was often used in walls or as a base for flooring as well as being a popular roofing material. You can’t tell if there’s asbestos in your home just from looking at it, since a lot of the asbestos containing materials aren’t evident to the uninitiated. Getting it out of your home with the help of a licensed contractor eliminates the long-term health risk associated with asbestos. Whatever you do, don’t try to remove asbestos yourself. You’ll be putting yourself and your family at risk. Make use of licensed asbestos professionals like us to get the job done in a safe and healthy way. It’s really not worth taking the risk of handling asbestos yourself and its illegal for very good reasons.
For absolute peace of mind, make use of our asbestos removal and disposal services in the Gold Coast and Tweed areas.