Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Here at About The House we are dedicated to safe asbestos removal and protecting families from the hidden health threats in their home, like the scary Mesothelioma. Most of our clients already know that asbestos is dangerous but we often find ourselves answering more...
The Bestest Asbestos Trivia

The Bestest Asbestos Trivia

Here are some weird and wonderful asbestos facts that will surely (hopefully) get you centre stage at the next street party. Being in the asbestos removal industry is not great for party conversations. You didn’t resuscitate someone on Bondi Beach. There aren’t any...
Wittenoom: Australia’s Chernobyl

Wittenoom: Australia’s Chernobyl

Wittenoom is a stunning and tranquil piece of Australian country – and it is the most contaminated place in the southern hemisphere. It is Australia’s Chernobyl.  Since 2007, this town has been officially closed, removed from maps and stripped of a local...
Asbestos In Australia, Then And Now

Asbestos In Australia, Then And Now

At times, such as the 1950’s, Australia has been one of the highest consumers of asbestos in the world. Thankfully since then we have had the substance completely banned from Australia, but that only happened in December of 2003. Not so long ago! The extent of the...
Asbestos and Renovations

Asbestos and Renovations

So you’ve just bought your dream home… well almost. You’ve bought the house that you are going to turn into your dream home. There are so many ways to transform old houses into a place that feels like home, and amongst all the ups and downs of making that a reality is...
When Was Asbestos Banned in Australia?

When Was Asbestos Banned in Australia?

In Australia, a large majority of asbestos produced, was used in manufacturing asbestos cement, which was a staple material in building construction.  The asbestos based materials were cheap, durable and fire resistant. Australia has one of the highest asbestos...