Asbestos Removal & Disposal Sydney
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Waste Clear provides licenced and safe Asbestos Removal & Disposal in Sydney for residential and commercial properties.
Despite the fact that Asbestos was banned in Australia on the 31st December 2003, the pervasive use of asbestos in properties across Sydney and New South Wales throughout the 1980s means that it continues to linger in homes around the country.
Residential or commercial properties built before 1990 are likely to contain asbestos in some capacity. Whether it is in roofing shingles, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, or cement products, the widespread use of asbestos in Sydney means that builders must operate with extreme caution when it comes to removing these materials from a property.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a fibrous silicate material that was widely used in the construction industry between the mid 1970s and 1990s. Asbestos was a cheap and effective material that provided heat resistance, water resistance, and resistance to the elements such as erosion – making it an ideal material for building.
In spite of the known negative side effects of asbestos inhalation including asbestosis, it is estimated that over 30% of homes built during this time in Sydney and Australia contain asbestos materials in some form.
Construction professionals working on properties that were built during this time period must be especially cautions of any fibro-like material. When in doubt, it is best to assume that any fibro-like materials that were used in construction may contain asbestos and should be treated with extreme care and subsequently tested before contracting Waste Clear for Sydney asbestos removal & disposal services.
What Does Asbestos Look Like?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring material that comes in a range of different colours, forms, and textures, so it is not safe to assume that a material does or does not contain asbestos based solely on the appearance.
There are three main types of asbestos that were used in construction in Sydney and Australia:
Some building materials may feature a warning label, however, many do not and will not give off any tell-tale signs of asbestos materials. When in doubt, you should get help from a licenced asbestos assessor and tester and have your property checked by an accredited asbestos testing lab or facility.
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Non-Friable Asbestos Removal & Disposal Include
Non-friable asbestos removal and disposal services in Sydney pertain to asbestos materials that are non-friable (solid or rigid in nature) and may contain reinforcing or a bonding compound. Non-friable asbestos materials must be treated with extreme caution to ensure that asbestos is not disrupted during removal and disposal. Some of these materials include:
Friable Asbestos Disposal & Removal Services Include
Friable asbestos removal and disposal in Sydney relates to asbestos-containing materials that are in a crumbled or powder-like state. These materials are especially hazardous and, if not treated with care, can cause materials to release and become airborne which poses a greater risk to the environment and to inhabitants of a property. Some of the most common types of friable asbestos disposal that we offer includes:
Types of Asbestos Materials that We Remove & Dispose in Sydney
Waste Clear offers asbestos removal and disposal services in Sydney for a range of different friable and non-friable asbestos materials including:
Solutions for Your Industry
We work with clients across a range of different industries and sectors for Sydney asbestos disposal services including:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Asbestos Removal & Disposal Law in Sydney, NSW?
Asbestos removal guidelines in NSW are covered under the NSW Government and Work Cover Regulations and Guidelines. A non-friable asbestos removal licence is required to remove more than 10sqm of non-friable asbestos materials in Sydney, NSW.
This means that areas that contain bonded asbestos materials that are larger than 10 sqm must be removed and disposed of by a licenced asbestos removal company in Sydney.
Is Asbestos More Likely to Be Found Inside or Outside?
Asbestos was so widely used by the construction industry in Sydney and Australia during the 1970s-1990s that it can be found just about everywhere. Asbestos can be found on the interior and exterior of properties, in gardens, and in outdoor spaces.
When it comes to demolition and construction, asbestos can be found just about anywhere so it is essential to act with caution and engage asbestos removal services if asbestos is found on the property.
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