We know that finding asbestos, in a home or a business, can be scary. Our experts have put together this guide to the most commonly asked questions about asbestos removal so that you can get to grips with the basics and what they mean for you.

This is difficult to answer definitively without a full building inspection. However, any home or business that is over twenty years old is very likely to contain asbestos. It was used to build many properties during the 1980s and it is these buildings (where removal has not already taken place) that still pose a health hazard.

The only way to know for sure is to arrange for an independent surveyor to visit the building and carry out a series of tests. Only then can you move forward with plans for the safe removal of any asbestos on site, if required.

You must not, under any circumstances, attempt to move, touch, or disturb asbestos in any way. It is highly dangerous and you could put your health at serious risk. The experts at Total Asbestos are trained in the safe removal and disposal of this material.

They have access to protective equipment which prevents them from inhaling the asbestos particles that can lead to lung cancer and other diseases. The only safe way to rid your property of this toxic substance is with the help of qualified professionals.

Once again, the answer to this question will depend on a host of factors – how much asbestos is present, where it is located, and whether occupants have already been exposed. Our approach will also be influenced by the size and shape of the building because this will tell us how hard the material is to reach.

After we have completed an initial site inspection, we’ll be able to give you a cost estimate for the service. This includes all containment procedures and air control systems, which are an integral part of preventing the asbestos fibres from spreading. The hazardous material will be securely disposed of by the Total Asbestos team.

As every property is unique, we really do need to carry out an inspection before we can quote you an accurate fee. However, you are encouraged to call the Total Asbestos team and discuss your problem.

They’ll be able to give you a general idea of what to expect, based on the size and age of the building, how easy it is to access, and how much asbestos is present. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the information; it’s our job to investigate and find out.

Currently, we service homes and businesses in the Queensland area. We’re predominantly based within southern Queensland, but this is set to change.

We hope to take the company national very soon so that we can help property owners from all over the country deal with asbestos safely.