An Asbestos Inspection involves a walk through of the building or room in question to establish which building materials may contain asbestos and what condition they are in. Before beginning any demolition, renovation or disturbance of materials in a building built prior to 1990 it is crucial that you have an Asbestos Inspection performed. Asbestos is a major health hazard and is proven to cause mesothelioma, asbestosis and eventually death.The Asbestos Inspection will identify friable and non-friable asbestos.
'Friable' is used to refer to asbestos-containing materials that can be easily reduced to powder by hand, when dry. These materials are more likely to release measurable levels of asbestos into the airborne environment when disturbed, and generally pose a greater risk to health.
'Non-friable', or bonded asbestos is used to refer to asbestos-containing materials in which the asbestos is firmly bound in the matrix of the material. These materials are unlikely to release measurable levels of asbestos fibre into the airborne environment if they are left undisturbed.
Once the asbestos inspection and sampling is complete, we will provide the results and also a plan/budget for abatement.
Areas of your home that have the potential to hold Asbestos containing materials.