Asbestos Testing in Brisbane
Concerned that your residential home or commercial building may contain asbestos? It’s highly recommended that you book a professional asbestos testing service.
While it’s impossible to determine without the aid of a specialist, it’s possible to find out if you’re at greater risk of having a property that contains asbestos. If your building was constructed prior to the 80’s, there is a good chance asbestos materials were used.
Before people were aware of the health hazards of asbestos, new constructions often utilised asbestos as a low-cost material for construction.
If you’re purchasing a new property or renovating your existing one, HM Group can provide a professional asbestos testing service. This can prevent asbestos from unknowingly contaminating the air and putting the health of your friends, family, neighbors, and even yourself at risk.
HM Group has 27+ years of experience providing asbestos removal services to residential, commercial, and industrial projects. We offer asbestos testing throughout Brisbane and South East Queensland. Our team of highly qualified specialists are experts in asbestos detection, removal, and replacement.
Dangers Of Asbestos
Over long periods of time asbestos can even cause death
Do I Need Asbestos Testing?
Was your property built before 1985?
If it was, there is a high chance that it contains asbestos. However, if your home was built afterwards, when the dangers of asbestos became widely known, there is a better chance that your property does not contain it.
However, if you are uncertain, it is vital for the sake of every residents’ health that you hire a professional asbestos testing service.
If you are planning to have a renovation in your property, it is essential that you have the materials tested. This is because any renovation can disturb the asbestos and release the particles into the air.
For inspection, a small sample of the substance is cut out and placed into a sealable container which is sent to a lab for testing.
At HM Group, our specialists are highly skilled in the handling and detection of asbestos materials. We can block off the area and minimise risks while we perform analysis.
Not sure if you need asbestos testing for your building? Contact HM Group TODAY for an expert opinion.
Common Types Of Asbestos
Chrysotile asbestos is a white asbestos with soft curly fibres.
Crocidolite asbestos is used in projects where acid-resistance was needed. This type of asbestos is blue.
Amosite asbestos is referred to as brown asbestos which has straight grey to brown fibres and used where additional strength was required.