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The Importance of the Asbestos Removal Melbourne Industry

The Importance of the Asbestos Removal Melbourne Industry

Asbestos has not been used in domestic building materials since the mid 80’s. As a result, the asbestos removal Melbourne industry has become a demanding need for Australian homeowners. During the first half of the 20th century, growing evidence showed that breathing in asbestos caused scarring of the lungs. In workplaces, asbestos dust exposure was not controlled. During World War II, a large number of workers were exposed to high levels of asbestos.

Throughout Australia in 2003, all asbestos containing products were banned. Asbestos removal Melbourne providers play a key role in domestic, commercial  & community projects. Many significant community structures have previously had asbestos removed. This includes:

  • Schools
  • Buildings
  • Kindergartens
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping Centres

Asbestos History

Asbestos history dates back to over 4,500 years. Humans used to use asbestos for its flexibility, strength and insulation qualities. The Romans used asbestos for its flame-retardant and insulation properties by weaving asbestos fibers into fabrics. The Ancient Egyptians used asbestos to make their clothing more durable.

In recent times, we’ve used asbestos in homes, commercial buildings, sheds and farm structures. Asbestos was a cheap, durable and flexible material to use. Most prominently, asbestos was a naturally insulating and fireproofing material. More information about asbestos and its use can be found here.

Risks with Asbestos

Asbestos causes risk to an individual’s health through exposure. Asbestos exposure can come from inhaling or swallowing asbestos fibers in the air.

The highest asbestos risk exposure is during demolition or renovation activities. Asbestos-containing materials can also disintergrate overtime, causing asbestos fibers to become air-borne and creating dust made of tiny particles.

People can swallow asbestos if they drink or eat contaminated food or liquid containing asbestos. For more information about how asbestos can cause health issues, click here.

You can be risk-free from asbestos in your home or workplace. Call Southstar Asbestos Removals for a free quote!

 

Our Testimonials

Elinor Moshe

What a great operator! I wouldn't bother going anywhere else. Anton was super responsive and helpful. He was very patient in answering all my questions and understanding the scope of works. The guys took on some additional last minute demo works for me and completed it all as expected. And hygeniest inspection confirmed 100% of asbestos removed. These guys are VERY reasonably priced and honest, so highly recommend you give them a call without hesitation.
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2018-08-06T11:15:31+00:00
What a great operator! I wouldn't bother going anywhere else. Anton was super responsive and helpful. He was very patient in answering all my questions and understanding the scope of works. The guys took on some additional last minute demo works for me and completed it all as expected. And hygeniest inspection confirmed 100% of asbestos removed. These guys are VERY reasonably priced and honest, so highly recommend you give them a call without hesitation.

Anyshka Weerakkody

Anton was fantastic, would recommend to anyone looking to remove asbestos, he is friendly and professional.

They removed everything I didn’t need to ask them to do anything. They Cleaned out my back yard so well. Thank you so much guys for a great job!
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2018-08-06T11:21:14+00:00
Anton was fantastic, would recommend to anyone looking to remove asbestos, he is friendly and professional. They removed everything I didn’t need to ask them to do anything. They Cleaned out my back yard so well. Thank you so much guys for a great job!

Vamshi krishna

Anton was very prompt in responding to us with a reasonable quote. I did research for the cheapest quote and best service and decided to give them a chance. The job was perfectly done with total clearance of asbestos and construction waste in my property.
5.0
2018-08-06T11:22:08+00:00
Anton was very prompt in responding to us with a reasonable quote. I did research for the cheapest quote and best service and decided to give them a chance. The job was perfectly done with total clearance of asbestos and construction waste in my property.

Mark Thompson

Anton and his crew did a fantastic job , turned up on time . They did an excellent job of removing the asbestos. Thankyou I would recommend their services without any hesitation.
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2018-08-06T11:23:15+00:00
Anton and his crew did a fantastic job , turned up on time . They did an excellent job of removing the asbestos. Thankyou I would recommend their services without any hesitation.

June Facchini

Very pleased with the service, were able to schedule me in the following day. Very pleasant to deal with.
5.0
2018-08-06T11:26:20+00:00
Very pleased with the service, were able to schedule me in the following day. Very pleasant to deal with.

George Milevski

Reasonable cost professional service will come highly recommended.
5.0
2018-08-06T11:27:11+00:00
Reasonable cost professional service will come highly recommended.
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