Have a DIY job in mind but not sure if you require wall asbestos removal before you start? If your home has only been recently built, there is unlikely to have been asbestos materials used, however it is always best to have it checked. Asbestos stopped being used in building materials in the 1980’s but it wasn’t until 2003 that it was completely banned throughout the country.
Due to its fireproofing, heat resistance and moisture absorbance abilities, asbestos was used in many locations in homes including:
- External Cladding
Most homeowners are unable to tell the difference between asbestos product and non-asbestos product. With such a high risk factor if you get it wrong, it is recommended to use a professional to inspect and remove any asbestos in your home.
How Long Will Wall Asbestos Removal Take?
The amount of time it takes to remove asbestos from your home will solely depend on how much there is to remove. If you only have a small amount, say one wall, in an easy to access area, it may only take a few hours. In comparison, if you have a number of walls spread throughout the home, it could potentially take a few days to safely remove it all.
Process to Identify Asbestos in Walls
There are a few ways that asbestos can be identified. Generally you start with the age of the building. Anything built or renovated pre-mid 1990’s is likely to contain asbestos within the building. The type of material used to build the property will also need to be taken into consideration. If anywhere in your house contains cement sheeting or vinyl tiles/flooring, there is a good chance it contains asbestos.
Taking these things into consideration, we will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, take samples where required and have them tested. These tests will then reveal whether the walls in your home are made from asbestos materials and need to be professionally removed or whether they are safe for you to remove yourself.
We highly recommend calling us for an inspection and quote. We can arrange for an inspection on your home or the area you are looking to renovate, arrange for testing to be done on any materials that could potentially contain asbestos, and provide a quote for wall asbestos removal.