Remove The Danger Of Asbestos From Your Home
Asbestos-based products were widely used in construction from the 1920s to the mid-1980s.
Health risks from asbestos
Asbestos can cause asbestosis (lung disease) and lung cancer when inhaled. However, as symptoms often do not appear until 15–20 years after exposure, the danger of asbestos is easily underestimated.
Some of the most common products prior to 1980 that may contain asbestos are:
- Fibre cement cladding on exterior walls and soffits
- Asbestos cement roofing
- Textured paint and patching compounds on walls and ceilings
- Some vinyl floor tiles and backings on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives
- Textured ceiling coatings.
If the product is damaged, or if you are considering re-modelling or renovating, or just want to know if the product contains asbestos a sample of the product would have to be taken for laboratory testing. We can assist you with this.