Asbestos removal cost may be a bit on the expensive side, but it will actually save you more money when you let professional companies to do it for you. Asbestos was once a very popular additive to different construction materials. In the 1950s all the way to the early 1980s, asbestos can be found in floor tiles, spray on plaster for soundproof walls, insulation, and in roofing tiles among other things. But ever since it was discovered that asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer, it was banned all over the world. In Australia, the use of asbestos was totally banned back in 2003, so this means that if you live in a house that was constructed before the ban, then you may be at risk.
If your roof is made up of tiles, then there is a very good chance that there is asbestos in them. Generally speaking, if the asbestos roof tiles were still in very good condition, the asbestos fibers will not escape into the air, but the sad truth is that your roofing may have seen better days. If one of your roof tiles deteriorate, then hundreds of thousands of microscopic asbestos fibers are released into the air. You should not take that kind of chance and just let a professional asbestos removal company remove and replace your roof for you.
Removing Asbestos Roof
It may seem more economical if you did the asbestos roof removal yourself because it seems like a simple chore; but since you will be dealing with a hazardous substance one wrong move and you and the people around you will suffer the consequences. If you do not have the right equipment and one of the asbestos tiles were to break, there is no stopping the microscopic fibers from entering your respiratory system and staying there.
The cost to remove asbestos roof tile will typically start at $2000, more if your roof is quite large. It may seem pretty expensive for just having your roof torn off, but if you consider all of the work that goes into it, then you will understand why the cost is so high. One of the things that affect the cost of removing asbestos roof tiles is the safety equipment that the workers need to use. To prevent them from inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers, workers have to wear face masks that have a fine filter, they also use specialized tools to isolate and prevent the asbestos from spreading; it’s this attention to detail why the cost of asbestos roof removal is quite high.
Besides the removal of the asbestos roofing, professional companies also charge for the proper disposal of the hazardous material. You should not haphazardly throw asbestos products in the dust bin, that would only endanger other people around you. Professional services will make sure that the asbestos is properly taken care of right until the disposal process, this way it will not pose any danger to other people.
If you think that your home may have some asbestos in it, then do not hesitate to contact our company for your asbestos removal needs. If you live in Sydney or in any of the surrounding towns like Wollongong, Parramatta, North and South Shore, or even in New South Wales, we can pay you a visit and inspect your home for any asbestos contamination.
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