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In order to understand the importance of asbestos removal, you need to first understand what asbestos is. However, when it comes to asbestos, one of the most confusing things about the material is identifying it. Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals composed of thin, needle-like fibres. Exposure to asbestos causes several cancers and diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Many South Australian homes and buildings that were constructed prior to 1990 have the material present in some way, shape or form, whether it be for flooring or roofing. This was because it was considered to be a useful and affordable building material before it was ever known to be damaging to health.
When it comes to discovering if your Adelaide property has asbestos or not can prove to be difficult to the naked eye. Here at MPA Asbestos Services , we have been safely removing and inspecting the material for over 20 years. Our specialised asbestos team has the knowledge, experience and expertise to help you understand the asbestos presence with our thorough asbestos sample testing and inspection service. This will help you identify whether material on your property poses a serious threat to the health of those in your Adelaide home or business. Our team can then propose a removal plan.
As mentioned above it can be found in a number of different building applications. This is because of the popularity of the material prior to discovering how dangerous this material can be. In residential environments it is likely that asbestos can be found in the following:
● Bathroom – ceilings, walls, flooring
● Laundry – ceilings, walls, flooring
● Kitchen – splashbacks, flooring, walls, ceilings
● Floor – tile underlay, vinyl floor tiles, sheet vinyl
● Walls – internal linings, external cladding
● Fencing – corrugated sheeting, profiled sheeting
● Roof – corrugated sheeting, shingles
● Electrical switchboards
One of the biggest challenges that come with asbestos removal is doing it safely. Because asbestos fibres can lead to potential health issues once airborne it is critical that the removal of the material is always done by a professional.
At Adelaide’s MPA Services, we can identify and remove asbestos in a safe and efficient manner with no risk to you. Our team has over 20 years of industry experience and follow safety standards from the Code of Practise.
Don’t let asbestos pose a threat to yourself or your Adelaide property any longer.
If you’re looking for a highly professional and safe means to asbestos removal, be sure to contact the MPA Services team today !