Because the Sunshine Coast is the third most populated area in Queensland, the presence of asbestos in some of its homes, commercial buildings or industrial properties is a sad reality. Exposure to asbestos continues to be a significant problem for Australians. As a result, a major asbestos demolition company such as Total Asbestos Removals and Demolition, in operation for many years, is the kind of service you should call. We specialize in all types of asbestos inspection, testing, and removal.
It’s difficult to know if dangerous asbestos is present in your environment without proper testing by a professional. Furthermore, not under any circumstances should you attempt to remove what you believe to be asbestos. This is a highly dangerous substance that poses serious health risks to you and anyone else exposed to the material. Only a qualified professional, such as we at Total Asbestos, can safely remove the dangerous substances. We have the equipment and the knowledge to remove the material safely and correctly.
Asbestos is a group of minerals, and in the past, it was widely used in a variety of ways, such as in building construction or as a way to make gear fireproof. In the 1980s, using asbestos as part of building development and other uses was banned. Today, asbestos has been proven to be harmful to a person’s health, contributing to such things as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.
Looking at mesothelioma, it is the most serious of the side effects of asbestos exposure. It is cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, and it is cancer that is fatal, leaving a patient up to only approximately 12 months to live once the exposure has become apparent.
There are a variety of ways to be exposed to this deadly form of cancer. You can become exposed to mesothelioma through occupational asbestos exposure. For example, those in construction jobs or who work in shipping yards have run the risk of asbestos exposure. You can become exposed to the cancer through secondary exposure. For example, if asbestos were present on work clothing that was brought home, the asbestos could travel to the air, in tiny particles, and expose those in the house. Environmental asbestos exposure is another way to contract the disease, such as air and soil pollution containing asbestos. The goal is for asbestos removal in the Sunshine Coast to occur for any and all traces of dangerous asbestos exposure for a healthy home, business, and a healthy environment. The more dangerous asbestos is removed, the fewer chances Australians will die of asbestos-related cancers.
Asbestos on its own, contained and not exposed to the air, does not pose a problem. It is only when the materials are exposed to the air, broken down into tiny particles, and either inhaled or ingested that asbestos becomes a huge cancer-causing threat. Furthermore, a person may not know they have been exposed to asbestos for as much as 15 to 40 years after the initial exposure. Contracting cancer due to asbestos is something that can be prevented when the dangerous material is removed from the environment.
That is why it’s important to have an asbestos testing professional, such as Total Asbestos, check your home and building and determine if asbestos removal is necessary. We work with homes, commercial buildings and industrial properties. No job is too big or too small for us. We handle any kind of property.
Total Asbestos is a team of professionals and licensed QLD contractors who provide fast and friendly service. We give you peace of mind by inspecting, testing and disposing of material that contains hazardous asbestos. Furthermore, we dispose of it only in Approved Council dumping sites. We focus on everything including roofing and gutter replacement. There is no need to call another service for asbestos removal. We take care of it all from start to finish.
Can you tell on your own if your environment contains asbestos? The answer is “no.” Because asbestos is odorless and tasteless, you cannot know if it exists unless you have asbestos testing in the building. This kind of testing should only be done by a trained professional company, such as Total Asbestos. We have the knowledge and the tools to determine if your building contains asbestos quickly. If your environment includes dangerous asbestos, we can get rid of it fast.
How much does asbestos removal cost? When you speak to Total Asbestos, we will discuss your problem and come up with a plan and a payment solution. You don’t have to have all the answers. It’s our job to investigate your building and make the necessary conclusions thoroughly.
At Total Asbestos, our team members and staff are fully qualified and accredited to remove the asbestos in your residential or commercial building. You know asbestos disposal is crucial to maintaining the health of a building’s occupants. Don’t delay. Call Total Asbestos & Demolition now at (07) 3151 0312.