Asbestos Removal Eaves Melbourne
Southstar Asbestos Removals have completed numerous asbestos removal eaves Melbourne projects.
Houses in Melbourne built between the 1940s and 1980s most likely have asbestos eaves. Typical asbestos eaves are made of asbestos fibre cement sheeting known as fibro.
Corrugated cement roofing sheets are one of the most visually identifiable asbestos products. If you are unsure whether your eaves contain asbestos, contact us today to discuss further.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a term used to refer to six naturally occurring silicate minerals. The minerals have resistance to high temperatures and fire and make effective insulators and so were popular in building products for decades.
Australia highly used asbestos as a building material until it was banned in 2003. For more information on asbestos, click here.
Dangers of Asbestos Cancer
Asbestos is extremely fibrous and when airborne, can be easily inhaled. Asbestos exposure increases the risk of developing cancer including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium). The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Many of the cancers caused by asbestos exposure form after decades of the encounter with the asbestos fibres.
Asbestso can cause cardiac failure, serious illnesses and death.
What Should You Do?
If you have asbestos in and around your house and would like to have it removed, contact Southstar for a free quotation.