Asbestos is Common in Most Buildings Built Before the 1970’s
If your existing building or the building you intend to buy was built in the 1970’s or before then it is very likely that asbestos was used in some places during its construction.
Independent Asbestos Testing
Our company only tests asbestos. We do not remove asbestos so when you have an inspection by Safe and Sound you can be assured that we are acting in your best interests.
NATA Certified Asbestos Testing and Written Report
All our samples are laboratory tested under the NATA specifications and you are provided with a certified written report.
Licensed and Insured Asbestos Testing
Safe and Sound Property Inspections are licensed and insured asbestos testers.
Asbestos Testing Throughout Melbourne and Victoria
Safe and Sound Asbestos testing provides it service throughout Victoria.
What Parts of Your Building May Contain Asbestos?
Asbestos is a very hardy material, so it was used in a great deal of common building materials including floor and ceiling tiles; roofing; paneling; wall sheeting; building insulation; electrical insulation materials; plumbing insulation such as “lagging” on pipes, cement and coating products; heat-resistant fabrics and many other applications too.
Why Have Your Building Tested for Asbestos if You’re Buying or Renovating
Asbestos is at it’s most dangerous when it is airborne and it becomes airborne when it is disturbed by someone repairing or renovating the area that contains asbestos. If you intend to buy a home then you will probably renovate and certainly repair that building at some stage in the future. If you are not aware of the presence of asbestos, you may not be able to do what you would like to do with the new building or else incur huge and unknown costs removing the asbestos.
Why is Asbestos a Prohibited Material in Australia?
Asbestos is unsafe and potentially fatal in the long term. Crushed, pulverised or powdered asbestos can easily become airborne and enter the body through inhalation and the damage is irreversible.
Asbestos has been proven to contribute to the development of several severe health conditions including Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and associated lung problems.
Government Information on Safe Handling
For further information about the safe handling of asbestos please follow these links.
Asbestos Health Booklet:
The Australian Government has produced an independent health booklet that will allow you to understand more about Asbestos management.
Asbestos — A guide for householders and the general public
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