What Is Bonded Asbestos?
Bonded asbestos is mixed into other materials such as cement and resin.
However, unlike regular asbestos, it isn’t an immediate health hazard. With that said, bonded asbestos can easily get damaged and become friable asbestos which is an extreme health hazard.
If your bonded asbestos becomes friable asbestos, you run the risk of fires, expensive insurance claims, and increased risk of cancer.
You may notice that bonded asbestos can contain white, blue, or even brown asbestos. Without a professional, it is impossible to accurately determine whether your property contains asbestos materials.
Are you worried that your building may contain bonded asbestos? Contact HM Group today to book an inspection or removal service.
Dangers Of Asbestos
Over long periods of time asbestos can even cause death
Cement Bonded Asbestos
Bonded asbestos is mostly found in cement also known as asbestos cement. About 10 – 15% of asbestos fibers are added to reinforce the cement.
While cement bonded asbestos isn’t an immediate danger if left untouched and undisturbed, it can become an extreme health hazard if it becomes friable asbestos and releases particles into the air.
If you suspect that a material is made out of bonded asbestos, do NOT touch it under any circumstances. Even small movements can release asbestos fibres and make it friable.
Asbestos cement is found in corrugated sheets, slates, molded fittings, soffit and under cloak, water cisterns, rainwater gutters, down pipes, pressure pipes, underground drainage and sewer pipes, sills, copings, chalkboards, facias, infill panels, and more.
Do you suspect that a material is made out of bonded asbestos? Contact HM Group TODAY.
Our team of experts will test the materials and minimise any risks to your health.
Does My Property Have Asbestos?
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.
Our Asbestos Removal Process
Our team of asbestos specialists remove asbestos as safely as possible. We wet the material and gently spray the surface with water. We then continue this process as we remove the bonded asbestos.
It is not recommended that you remove the asbestos yourself. Asbestos removal must be carried out by a professional, otherwise you can risk exposing yourself to the material.
At Hazardous Materials Group, our team of asbestos professionals will wear protective clothing and specialised masks. This allows us to safely handle the materials. We also take the following steps to ensure the asbestos is cleared from the area, so you aren’t exposed.
1. Our contractors seal any joining areas with duct tape. This prevents asbestos becoming airborne.
2. We wipe all exposed areas with a wet rag.
3. Our contractors will clean all the furniture and carpet thoroughly.
4. We clean hard surface areas.
5. Once the area has been tested, we then move onto removing the asbestos completely from your property.
Why Choose HM Group
Hazardous Material Group is your #1 choice for hazardous material consultations, removals, and replacements. We are a family owned company with experienced staff who are able to ensure the safest hazardous material removals for our clients and keep our customers’ safety as our first priority.
At HM Group we are dedicated to providing clean and toxic-free living and workspaces. We provide the most efficient and cost-effective solutions.
HM Group has 27+ years of experience and are A-class licensed and $20 million Public Liability Insured.
When Can I Go Back To My Home?
One of the most common questions we get asked is how long it will take for the asbestos to settle and become safe to live in again.
The answer is that once the asbestos material is removed, it can take between 48 -72 hours to settle.
The asbestos specialists at Hazardous Materials Group are highly experienced with over 27 years of experience. During our planning stage, we will inform you of all the steps to come and any expectations to have.
Book Your Asbestos Inspection Today
Worried about the presence of asbestos in your building?
HM Group can inspect your residential, commercial, or industrial building for the presence of asbestos. Our team has 27+ years of experience and can create a detailed plan to minimise health risks and successfully remove any asbestos safely.