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Asbestos Awareness Month: DIY Asbestos Removal

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Source: HACA (Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities)

November is Asbestos Awareness month, so it’s a great time to check your home or business for asbestos if you are planning on renovating. Asbestos can be found behind bathroom tiles, under vinyl floor coverings and carpets, in corrugated roofing and cement sheeting of homes built before 1987.

Do you know what to do if you find asbestos during a renovation? As this month’s slogan goes, “Don’t play renovation roulette” and risk the health and safety of yourself and others! Asbestosawareness.com.au provides an excellent guide for homeowners regarding how to safely deal with asbestos in the home, as well as offering many useful fact sheets and templates for tradies and commercial and non-residential site owners.

It is always recommended that you engage licenced professionals to remove any asbestos, and we are able to organise the analysis, management and removal of any suspected asbestos in your home. However as a homeowner, you are legally allowed to remove and safely dispose up to 10 square meters of asbestos sheeting if you follow Safe Work’s safety guidelines. It is also possible to safely seal broken or damaged asbestos around the home if your plans are to keep the existing area containing asbestos undisturbed.

Here are some of the key points to remember if you are planning to remove or seal any asbestos sheeting around the home:

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Don’t:

Getex has consistently delivered trustworthy, thorough and up-to-date information regarding safe asbestos removal and management. Our highly experienced Occupational Hygienists are able to provide an extensive range of consulting and monitoring services to help you with any suspected asbestos in your home or building. Contact us today on (02) 9889 2488 or help@getex.com.au to speak with one of our consultants.

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