Why does asbestos have to be removed by licensed professionals?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring material known primarily for its heat and fire-resistant qualities and is also resistant to water, electricity and chemicals.
It was widely used in Australia during the post-war housing and construction boom and continued to be used right up until the 1980s when was phased out before it was officially banned by the Australian government in 2003 due to the large number of lung-related diseases it can cause – including asbestosis and lung cancer.
Because asbestos is made up of thin, fibrous crystals, when asbestos is cut, drilled, cracked, sanded or otherwise broken down, microscopic particles of asbestos called fibrils are released into the air and can easily be breathed in and lead to asbestos-related lung conditions, some of which can be fatal.
Australian law requires removal of ‘friable’ asbestos (asbestos that breaks easily to release harmful fibres into the air) and large quantities of ‘non-friable’ (or bonded) asbestos to be removed by certified, trained and licensed asbestos removal professionals.
If you are renovating or suspect that you may have asbestos in your home or property, contact a licensed asbestos removal company like Asbestos Eliminator to ensure your asbestos is removed in a safe and compliant way.
I can't speak highly enough of the Asbestos Eliminator. Jacob was incredibly professional in our dealings, he didn't muck around and has been great in removing my asbestos.Rob
Jacob from the Asbestos Eliminator removed the asbestos sheeting from my granny flat and has done a brilliant job doing so. I would definitely use his services again he was great.Christopher
We were really happy with the service. Jacob gave us suggestions on what we can do. He is also cost effective.Iphi
For a recent project Jacob Zangara was recommended to ourselves by a builder for the removal of asbestos to a pre-war home. We found his services to be timely, well priced, and professional. We were also impressed by the cleanliness in which the site was left.Janet
The work was immaculate well beyond expectation. What was left of my home was absolutely spotless! Great communication, available every time I called, and clearance certificate received immediately. I could not be happier with Jake and his crew and highly recommend them. Forget the rest and book these guys with complete confidence.Glen
Jake and his team were fantastic, I strongly recommend this company including, price, professionalism, a top bloke with a great team. Couldn't have been happier. I will be getting Jake back when it's time to strip my asbestos bathroom.Gary
Very professional, Honest and good job, left me completely satisfy and I am ready to recommend Jake anytime any day.Austin
We recently had the asbestos removed from our three bedroom cottage and Jake and his men did a fantastic job. Expert removal and clean up in a very short time, not a spec of asbestos left behind and items required to be reinstalled placed neatly in the shed. I can’t praise this crew enough, great job.Allen
We contacted a few companies but decided to use Asbestos Eliminators as they were competitively priced and were able to not only remove the old roof but replace with a new one. Jacob and his team were efficient, professional and easy to work with. The whole job was completed with no problems and in great time.Iainsoo
Was really happy with Asbestos Eliminator. They were quick to quote and were really reasonably priced and were in constant communication leading up to removal day. On the day, they arrived on time and got the work done when they said they would. Our builder has commented on the neatness of their work, saying compared to other sites he'd worked on, they did a really clean, thorough job. Would definitely recommend.Lachlan
Jacob and the boys provide an awesome service to Brisbane. We only trust Asbestos Eliminator with all of our asbestos removals for our projects. Excellent service done right, everytime.Adrien
Found asbestos in our bathroom and these guys came in and gutted our entire bathroom (floor to ceiling, including the vanity, bath, etc.). You would not have known they'd ever been in our house, save for the freshly gutted room. They've left us with a neat and clean canvas ready to re-sheet. Highly recommend, thanks so much.Eliza
Outstanding! simply remarkable what this team does in delivering peace of mind. Incredible attention to detail in making that sign off 100% real. Cannot recommend Jake and his boys enough. We're so happy to have the start we always wanted - Asbestos Free!J
Jake and Nick have been nothing but professional, efficient, very competitively priced and have been able to turn up at short notice to fit in with other trades and our schedule. Often with small jobs, you go to the bottom of the pile, but Jake and Nick have done all they can to help us out. We have nothing but good things to say about the Asbestos Eliminators team.Andrew
We had all of our asbestos internal walls, ceilings and roof removed. I was very impressed with how quickly the asbestos team completed the work. It is always a nice surprise when a job is completed ahead of schedule.Marni
=Jake was an absolute pleasure to have. He was extremely professional and constantly stayed in contact with us to keep us up to date. What we were most impressed with was his flexibility and willingness to accommodate our needs. This was extremely professional but also demonstrated care and commitment to his clients. He listened to our ideas and showed genuine interest in our final product. We will certainly invite him back should we need his services again.Zoe
I would highly recommend Asbestos Eliminator. I called up Jacob to get a quote for a small job I had and I found him to be polite, punctual and professional. After my last experience with a different Asbestos removal company I was a little concerned but Jacob did a fantastic job at a great price. I will be using him again to remove some more Asbestos and will be recommending him to my family. Thanks again.Ross