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The presence of asbestos within your home can be a severe health hazard. In fact, a recent report from NSW Gov found that “4,000 Australians die each year from asbestos-related diseases,” with many others dealing with health conditions such as respiratory issues as a result of asbestos exposure.

For example, it can lead to a range of health conditions, including Asbestosis (scarring on the lungs) and Mesothelioma (cancer). For these reasons, Asbestos has been completely banned in Australia since 2002, which means it is no longer used in construction projects. However, it is still present within properties built before this time, and many homeowners are unaware of the presence of asbestos within their property.

After all, while there are certain characteristics to look out for, asbestos is difficult to identify by sight alone unless you are an experienced professional. This means that you should carry out some asbestos sample testing ahead of time to get a definitive answer.

Otherwise, this means that when renovation projects are carried out, the asbestos is disturbed, causing the tiny yet dangerous fibres to become airborne. This can quickly lead to a series of serious health complications, as outlined briefly above.

Simply put, asbestos testing eliminates the risk of exposure for all involved and is an essential step towards keeping yourself (and your family) safe at home.

How does asbestos testing work?

During the asbestos testing process, a small sample of the material believed to be asbestos is gathered and stored in an air-tight bag. It’s then sent to a laboratory for testing.

If the substance is determined to be asbestos, then you can begin to look into the asbestos demolition and removal process. Otherwise, you can carry out your renovations without worry or fear, knowing that there is no asbestos within your home.

At-Home Asbestos Testing Kits: Everything you need to know.

If you believe that there’s asbestos in your home, you can use our asbestos testing kits to get a definitive answer. This will give you greater peace of mind, as you’re protecting the health and well-being of your family and any contractors hired to renovate your property. Asbestos sample testing also gives you the chance to resolve the issue quickly and effectively.

When using our at-home testing kits, we’ll ask you to collect a small sample of the asbestos (around thumbnail size) and store this in a special, clip-lock sealed bag. We advise that you wear clothes and take proper precautions when gathering this material.

You should also ensure that your contact details are displayed clearly on both your form and the bag so that we can get the results to you quickly and efficiently.  Once you’ve completed the above steps, you can drop off the sample at our Kariong office, and we’ll kick-start the testing process right away.

Alternatively, we can arrange for a member of our team to visit your property and carry out the asbestos testing on your behalf. With years of experience, we know exactly what we’re talking about when it comes to asbestos management and can gather samples quickly and efficiently.

Furthermore, we can ensure you get access to the results you need quickly. We run an efficient, reliable testing site that has helped our customers keep their homes and properties safe since 1998. During this time, we’ve removed over 10000 of asbestos from properties throughout Australia, and you can see some reviews from happy customers here.

There’s asbestos in my home. What happens next?

If you find out through our home testing kits or from a site visit from a member of our team that there’s asbestos in your home, it’s normal to feel a little worried about what comes next.

However, we also offer comprehensive asbestos removal services. With over 20 years of experience, we’re well-practised in safely and securely removing all traces of asbestos from homes throughout the country. We also offer all of our services for a fair and reasonable price, meaning you won’t have to compromise your bank balance for your safety.

Get in touch today to find out more!

If you’d like to find out more or would like to order an asbestos testing kit, please do not hesitate to get in touch today.

We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have, giving you peace of mind before you embark upon a home improvement project.