Adelaide asbestos can be found in homes and businesses constructed generally before 1990.
Asbestos can be very challenging to identify for those who are not familiar with the material, and it can prove near impossible from a visual inspection. The only way to be sure that asbestos is present is with asbestos testing and inspections completed by a professional.
But what is the cost of professional asbestos removal?
The cost of asbestos removal depends on a lot of factures, as well as the amount of Adelaide asbestos that requires removal.
If your home or workplace is at risk of being built with asbestos-containing materials, below we have listed a few aspects that can determine how much asbestos removal may cost you, based on you the type of asbestos found.
Factors That Can Influence The Cost Of Your Asbestos Removal
Asbestos removal can prove to be a complicated and rigid process. There are a number of aspects that can affect the pricing of professional asbestos removal from your residential or commercial property. Below we have listed a few considerations that will impact the cost of your professional asbestos removal service :
- Size of the area that asbestos needs to be removed from.
- Removal of asbestos from premises.
- Type of asbestos found. Some prove to be more challenging to remove than others.
- The type of ceiling you have – cement sheet, insulation, ceiling tiles, popcorn ceiling etc.
- Aspects of the property that may cause further damage (i.e. trees, roots and rocks).
- Height and gradient of the roof.
- The condition of the asbestos.
- The accessibility of the location of asbestos containing material – for example eaves on a two story house compared to a single story house.
Different Types Of Asbestos
With six different types of asbestos found in buildings all over the world, it’s highly likely that older homes and commercial buildings are affected.Chrysotile (White Asbestos)
This is the most commonly found asbestos in Adelaide building materials. It is often found in flooring, ceilings, roofs, walls and pipes.
Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos)
Mostly found in steam engine insulation, but also in some spray-on coatings, pipe insulation, plastic and cement products.Amosite (Brown Asbestos)Brown Asbestos was often used in cement sheets and pipe insulation. However, it can also be found in ceiling tiles, thermal insulation products and insulating board.Anthophyllite (Grey or dull green colour)
This form of asbestos was used in limited quantities for insulation products and construction materials. It isn’t as common as those above.Tremolite and Actinolite (Brown, white, green, grey or transparent)
These two forms of asbestos were not used commercially. However, they can be found as contaminants in chrysotile asbestos, vermiculite and talc.
We will always inspect, sample and test asbestos in a lab before the removal. From here we will be able to educate you about the type of asbestos found and how we can go about removing it.
If you require a professional asbestos removal service, be sure to contact the team at MPA Asbestos Services. From here, we will be able to assess the severity of your asbestos removal and provide you with the appropriate pricing.