importance of asbestos inspection
  • June 27, 2022
  • Effective Building
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Asbestos was used widely in over 3000 products, prior to its ban in Australia. This is why it is likely for structures built before 1990 including but not limited to homes, garages or kennels to have the presence of asbestos in building materials, electrics, or insulation. If you are planning on starting a renovation, doing repairs, or redecorating a home that was built before 1990 then it is imperative to get an asbestos inspection conducted by a licensed building inspector.
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Asbestos and Your Health

Asbestos only poses a health risk when asbestos fibres are inhaled. Asbestos can cause serious health hazards. These include cancers, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and other benign lung diseases like asbestosis, pleural plaques, and pleural thickening. Every year in Australia, hundreds of people die from asbestos-related disease. This material was prevalent before the dangers to health were reported. It is now illegal to use it in any new products in Australia.

Buying a Home With Asbestos

If you’re buying a home built before 1990, it’s likely to contain asbestos. Pre-purchase building reports don’t always include information about asbestos in your home. We at Effective Building and Consultancy can inspect the building before you complete the purchase, and help you plan for removal, or suggest means to manage the risks. Once the inspection is completed, our inspector will take samples and provide a report to show the location and condition of asbestos. If you have concerns or doubts about asbestos in your home, call us on (02) 9613 3353 and we can advise you on asbestos testing, maintenance, removal, decontamination, and disposal.
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About Elie Farah

Elie Farah is a Building Consultant with over 25 years of experience in the property industry. Elie has specialised knowledge in development acquisitions, blue-chip properties and inspections, as well as flood-affected and waterfront properties, heritage buildings, bushfire management and existing use rights.

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