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What to expect when you call about asbestos removal

Yup, we’ve said it before: asbestos is particularly common in older houses on the Central Coast. If your home was built before 1990 there is a good chance it contains asbestos in some form

About The House has been offering asbestos removal services around the Central Coast for more than 30 years. We cater to every stage of the asbestos removal process and do what we do to help keep our community on the Central Coast safe and healthy. Wondering what you can expect when you get in touch? We offer these core services.

Sample Testing 

If you’re not sure whether you have asbestos or not, the very first step is to get a sample tested. You can either call us to come to your home and collect a sample for you, or you can do it yourself. If you want to do it yourself, make sure you’re wearing correct PPE, very carefully remove a sample, seal in a ziplock bag and bring it to our drop off centre in Kariong on the Central Coast. Make sure you fill out this form

Asbestos Removal

If your test comes back and confirms asbestos, the next step is removal. You can legally remove up to 10 square metres of asbestos yourself but the safest way is to use a professional. W eare an experienced team of experts who know their stuff and will advise the cheapest fastest and safest way to remove the affected materials. 

Safe Demolition

The most comprehensive service we offer is demolition. This is the often the right solution if you are already undertaking a huge renovation project or your home is affected by large amounts of asbestos throughout. Demolition of buildings with asbestos absolutely must be done professionally. Poor work can endanger the entire community if asbestos fibres are allowed to become airborne. 

One more thing…When to renovate and when to demolish.

We often get asked whether renovation and asbestos removal or total demolition is the best solution. Of course, the answer depends on a few different considerations- there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Sometimes it is more economical and safer just to start over. For example, when the structural integrity of the house would be compromised by removal large areas of asbestos. However, total demolition is a major undertaking that requires a lot of planning and a pretty hefty budget. If you want more information about when to demolish and when to renovate, we go into detail here

Want more information about asbestos? We partner with The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia (ADFA) to educate the community about asbestos disease and safer building practices. You can check them out and access their resources here. You can also get in touch with us to find our how we can help.