Asbestos Removal Methods

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Somah Thong

Asbestos Removal Specialist

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Introduction to Asbestos Removal Methods

Asbestos removal is a critical task that demands precision and expertise. The presence of asbestos in any property poses severe health risks, making its safe removal paramount. At Total Asbestos Removal Brisbane, we specialise in comprehensive asbestos removal services designed to eliminate these hazardous materials effectively. Our methods are tailored to ensure the safety of both our clients and our team, providing peace of mind and a safe living environment.

Common Asbestos Removal Methods


Encapsulation involves coating the asbestos-containing material with a sealant that binds the fibres together, preventing them from becoming airborne. This method is particularly useful when the asbestos material is in good condition and not easily disturbed. It’s a temporary solution that significantly reduces the risk of exposure until a more permanent removal can be undertaken.


Asbestos-negative-air-unitEnclosure is a method where the asbestos-containing material is isolated from the surrounding environment by creating an airtight barrier. This technique effectively prevents asbestos fibres from escaping and contaminating the air. It’s often used in situations where removing the asbestos would pose a greater risk of fibre release.

Full Removal

Full removal is the most thorough and permanent solution for dealing with asbestos. This method involves the complete extraction of all asbestos-containing materials from the property. Although it is the most intensive process, it ensures that the environment is entirely free from asbestos hazards. This method requires the highest level of expertise and safety precautions.

Advanced Techniques in Asbestos Removal

Wet Removal Method

The wet removal method involves applying a wetting agent to the asbestos-containing materials, reducing the risk of fibres becoming airborne during removal. This technique is particularly effective in preventing the spread of asbestos dust, making the removal process safer for workers and occupants alike.

Glove Bag Method

The glove bag method is a specialised technique used for small-scale asbestos removal tasks, such as pipe insulation. A glove bag is a sealed bag equipped with built-in gloves, allowing the removal of asbestos materials without direct contact. This method minimises the release of fibres and is ideal for confined spaces.

Negative Air Pressure Units

Using negative air pressure units is an advanced strategy to ensure that asbestos fibres do not escape the work area. These units create a negative pressure environment, capturing airborne fibres through HEPA filters and preventing contamination of surrounding areas. This technique is crucial in maintaining air quality and safety during large-scale asbestos removal projects.

Ensuring Safety During Asbestos Removal

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Asbestos removal professionalsEnsuring the safety of our team and clients is our top priority. All personnel involved in asbestos removal wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including respirators, disposable coveralls, and gloves. This gear protects against fibre inhalation and skin contact, minimising health risks.

Containment Strategies

Effective containment strategies are essential to prevent asbestos fibres from spreading. We employ various methods, such as plastic sheeting and airlocks, to create a secure work area. These barriers ensure that asbestos remains confined to the removal site, protecting the rest of the property from contamination.

Decontamination Procedures

After the removal process, thorough decontamination procedures are implemented to ensure no residual fibres remain. This includes HEPA vacuuming, wet wiping, and air quality testing. These steps are crucial to verify that the environment is safe for reoccupation and free from asbestos hazards.

Why Choose Total Asbestos Removal Brisbane?

Expertise and Experience

With years of experience, our team of certified professionals brings unparalleled expertise to every project. We have successfully managed a wide range of asbestos removal tasks, from small residential jobs to large commercial projects. Our depth of knowledge ensures that every removal is conducted safely and efficiently.

Commitment to Safety and Compliance

Safety and compliance are at the heart of our operations. We adhere to all relevant regulations and guidelines, ensuring that our removal processes are both effective and legally compliant. Our commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards protects both our team and our clients.

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

At Total Asbestos Removal Brisbane, we stand by the quality of our work with a customer satisfaction guarantee. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring that our clients are completely satisfied with the results. From the initial consultation to the final clearance, we are committed to delivering the best asbestos removal services in Brisbane.

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Somah Thong

Asbestos Removal Specialist

Somah Thong is an experienced, licensed, and qualified asbestos removal specialist and the founder of Total Asbestos Removal Brisbane. Established on June 2, 2010, Total Asbestos Removal Brisbane has become a leading name in the industry, undertaking some of the largest asbestos and demolition projects in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. With a commitment to safety and excellence, Somah and his team have earned a reputation for delivering high-quality services in the asbestos removal sector.