Frequently Asked Questions about Asbestos Removal

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.

A: Unfortunately we do not offer asbestos pre-purchase inspection. Please contact any of the below to complete an asbestos survey. Here are a few located around Brisbane:

Unit 7/210 Queensport Road
Murarrie QLD 4172
Phone: 3390 5344

Hazsure Consultants
22 Mayneview Street
Milton QLD 4064
Phone: 3191 4684

34/53-57 Link Drive
Yatala QLD 4207
Phone: 180 628 433

2/92 Cleveland Street
Greenslopes QLD 4120
Phone: 3015 7555

Environmental Laboratory Solutions
1/42 Finsbury Street
Newmarket QLD 4051
Phone: 3256 2302

900 Ann Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4000
Phone: 3368 6600

SLR consultancy
2/15 Astor Terrace
Spring Hill QLD 4000
Phone: 1300 434 443

Site Environment and Remediation Services
95 Sandgate Road
Albion QLD 4010
Phone: 1300542315

2/15 Mayneview Street
Milton QLD 4064
Phone: 3291 9700