Commercial Asbestos Services in Brisbane
If you own or manage a business building in Brisbane, you may need commercial asbestos services like those provided by The Asbestos Guys. When you work with us, you get fast and free cost estimates, flexible scheduling that meets your needs, affordable pricing, and detailed, clearly written proposals.
They used asbestos for many years in commercial structures because of its strength, fire resistance, and insulation properties—all without adding undue weight to the building. Because of the health hazard posed by asbestos-containing materials, building owners have a duty to keep occupants safe. We are Brisbane’s top firm in asbestos management. Call us at (07) 4243 4747 today to speak with our expert staff about commercial asbestos services.
What is the Problem with Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in commercial structures until 1990. This substance is fibrous in nature, with microscopic fibres 18,000 times thinner than a human hair. If those fibres are inhaled or ingested, they can cause diseases such as mesothelioma cancer, pleural plaques, asbestos lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and asbestosis.
As the owner or manager of a commercial building, you have a regulatory duty to provide a safe environment for all building occupants. This includes ensuring that those occupants do not have contact with asbestos in any form, including dust, fibres, or raw materials.
Where is Asbestos Used in Commercial Buildings?
Because of its utility, asbestos can be found in many locations within a commercial structure. A small sample of those include:
- Roof shingles
- Exterior siding
- Ceiling tiles and popcorn ceilings
- Cement sheets, drywall, and plaster
- Electrical panels
- Plumbing, caulking, and putties
- Duct and pipe coverings
- Vinyl floor covering and floor tiles
- Boiler and heater thermal insulation
- Adhesives and mastics
- HVAC insulation
What Commercial Asbestos Services Do We Provide?
One of the most frequent commercial asbestos services that we provide is asbestos inspection. We can do this in office buildings, retail establishments, and multi-family residences with minimal disruption to occupants or businesses. You may require inspection in a number of instances:
- Property transaction. Due diligence during any commercial property transaction demands an analysis as to the presence and location of asbestos on the premises. The results of the evaluation can affect the value of the sale or requirements for the contract.
- Renovation or demolition. Prior to doing significant work on a commercial property, regulations require an inspection to be performed. In order to be permitted to undertake the project, a licensed commercial inspector must complete an asbestos inspection report.
- Restoration. In the aftermath of building damage because of natural or man-made disasters, an asbestos inspection is warranted. This inspection provides an understanding of what mitigation you might require in bringing the building back up to code and prevent risk to occupants.
In addition to inspection, The Asbestos Guys also provide air monitoring and material sampling services. Our expert technicians will sample using the latest professional equipment and send the material to our state-of-the-art laboratory for analysis. This sampling can identify any dangerous asbestos-containing materials and ensure your building is not out of regulatory standards. This is valuable information when claims are lodged by employees, tenants, or contractors. Sampling also can verify the success of an abatement project and will allow the disassembly of containment and resumption of normal activities.
The Asbestos Guys are also ready and able to take on your abatement projects. We can either do the full-service remediation of your site or provide professional oversight services for your contractor. Our in-house team can design the scope of the remediation and apply for any required permits. We will set up the containment of the work area, create negative-pressure airspace, and provide personal protective equipment for the technicians. Our team will remove asbestos materials safely from the structure and dispose of them in qualified locations. Then the work area will be thoroughly wet cleaned and HEPA vacuumed. Our experts will clear the site via air testing and provide you with a custom report to show the successful completion of the work. After this, we will dismantle the containment material and allow re-occupancy. You can rest comfortably that safety is always our number one priority and that we will strictly adhere to all applicable regulations.
Our firm is licensed and certified in all areas of asbestos inspection, sampling, testing, and abatement. You will not find another firm in Brisbane with more complete commercial asbestos services. Whether you are doing due diligence, or your site is undergoing renovations, improvements, or demolition, then The Asbestos Guys are the company to call.