Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is the monster hiding in every home-buyer’s closet. Luckily, Ben J Constructions can help you remove the beast.

 

Ben J Constructions are fully licensed to carry out asbestos removal throughout Brisbane. Our team is highly trained and we pride ourselves on our control over all removals.
While many people know that asbestos is bad, not many fully understand why or how to identify it.

 

Asbestos was a mineral that was used in various building materials for a period of approximately 40 years. From 1940 to 1980 many homes were insulated using asbestos products.
It was only several decades later that the true health risks of asbestos were discovered.
Some of the diseases that result from contact with airborne asbestos are:

  • Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis (Scarring of the lungs and impaired breathing)
  • Mesothelioma
  • Various other pleural diseases.

 

These conditions are a result of repeated inhalation of airborne particles. Contained asbestos is not proven to cause these conditions, as yet.

Asbestos was included in many different materials. Here are some of the most common:

  • acoustic ceilings and tiles
  • many types of plasters
  • wallboard
  • sprayed asbestos
  • insulation
  • pipe and boiler insulation.
  • asphalt roofing shingles
  • vinyl asbestos floor tiles
  • asbestos-cement sheets (fibro)
  • electrical switchboards.

 

Knowing whether your home has asbestos present can be difficult. However, as a general rule if your home was built between 1940 and 1990, there is a strong chance your home contains asbestos.

 

If you believe your home has asbestos it is incredibly important that you call a professional for the removal of this product. Sweeping or vacuuming asbestos dust pushes it into the air, making it much easier to breathe the particles in.
Licensed asbestos removalists follow strict guidelines, and regularly test air quality.
If you have concerns about how a homeowner or neighbour is handling the removal of asbestos, you can contact your local council to lodge a health complaint.

 

Contact Ben J Constructions for a home assessment or to create an asbestos removal plan today.

Fully Licensed Asbestos Removal - Ben J Constructions

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