Please note: We do not offer asbestos removal as a standalone service. It is only available to customers who have booked a demolition package.
The removal of asbestos has to be performed correctly as it is a substance which can have potentially dangerous health side effects. Before we start your demolition, any asbestos will need to be removed.
At Capital, we have experience and knowledge in both the removal and disposal of asbestos. We have a Restricted Asbestos Licence which is approved by WorkSafe, and our workers have both asbestos removal and safe demolition training and tickets.
We have a reputation for offering quality demolition services throughout the Perth region, and our prices are competitive. Whether it is a commercial or residential property demolition, our team are equipped with the right tools and skills for the job. If you’re looking for asbestos removal Perth, as part of your demolition, you can trust our experienced team.
Are you considering a demolition? Is there a chance your property contains asbestos? If the answer is yes, Capital is here to help. Contact us today to learn about our professional demolition and asbestos removal service in Perth, WA.
All About Our Asbestos Removal Perth As Part Of Your Demolition
How We Remove Asbestos
Handling asbestos incorrectly could have serious consequences and this is one project that is better left to the professionals. If you think there is asbestos in your home, you should not disturb it. As long as the asbestos building materials are painted and without damage, they do not pose a health risk. This means you should avoid using power tools, high-pressure hoses, sanding equipment, and air compressors in these areas.
If you do require asbestos removal in Perth as part of a demolition project, our qualified tradespeople can expertly remove the material, safely and efficiently as per legislative requirements.
Unpainted asbestos material is sprayed with adhesive glue to bind any loose fibres. Our licence allows us to remove bonded asbestos and our staff take care to avoid breaking any material. We follow strict procedures to ensure fibres don’t become airborne. It is these fibres that have the potential to cause harm and can lead to serious illness and disease relating to the respiratory system. When inhaled, the tiny particles can stick in the lungs and over time, become covered in scar tissue.
How Asbestos Is Disposed
The materials we remove are carefully packaged into manageable sizes and wrapped in 200 um plastic before being transported and disposed of at an approved landfill site.
Asbestos cannot be disposed of in a normal bin, and PPE clothing also needs to be thrown away in the right manner. There are specific waste sites where asbestos can be disposed, and these companies need to abide by strict licensing terms as outlined by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation.
Our team will be mindful of your neighbours during the asbestos removal process and subsequent demolition. We will complete the job efficiently and to a high standard. We will keep the worksite tidy and when it is time for you to return, we ensure you will be able to do so safely
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What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fibre which was extremely popular until the mid-80s as a cheap, durable and flexible building material. It was previously mined in Australia, and approximately 1.8 million tonnes of asbestos were imported. Asbestos was celebrated for its fire and chemical resistance, strength, and thermal properties. Towards the end of the 70s, side effects caused by this toxic material started to become more common and health interventions and awareness campaigns were initiated.
Due to the potentially deadly health side effects, building products containing asbestos were banned for general use in the 1980s in Australia. Remember, it is the fibres from asbestos which cause harm, and when undisturbed these materials are usually safe to have in your family home.
Once asbestos is damaged, the fibres are released. This may occur due to a variety of reasons including age, cutting, drilling or sanding. Breathing in the fibres can cause devastating diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Where Is Asbestos Found?
While asbestos is banned from new constructions, it does not need to be removed from existing residential or commercial structures.
Despite the ban in the 80s, there were still a few materials containing this toxic substance still allowed until 2003. Even today, asbestos is a common feature in older Western Australian homes and commercial buildings, with approximately one third of residences containing some form of the material. The year your home was built should offer some clue as to whether this might be an issue, with any buildings erected prior to 1990 having a higher likelihood of asbestos.
Unfortunately, the building industries love of asbestos means it was used in almost every element of construction. There is a long list of areas where it can be found, including roofs, walls, under tiling, brick cladding, fences, sheds, and insulation. Asbestos can even be found inside pipes as a form of thermal protection.
It is not always obvious to spot, and sometimes it may be hidden inside walls and ceilings. Before undertaking a demolition, an expert should be consulted to determine whether it exists, and if so, what condition it is in.
Can You Remove Asbestos Yourself In WA?
If you have an older home, you should always check for the presence of asbestos before starting any work. To be sure, you may need to have a sample analysed by a professional in a laboratory. There may be some circumstances when you can legally remove asbestos yourself, however, this is not recommended.
Rules can change but potentially, someone without a licence can remove tightly bound materials as long as the area of the product is under 10 metres squared. In addition, you can only perform this activity for one hour over the course of a week.
If you are considering asbestos removal, make sure you enquire with your local council before commencing the project and wear the correct PPE. Jobs that are any bigger or longer than this need to be performed by a tradesperson with an asbestos removal license.
Even if you do choose to DIY, you still have to follow the same health and safety guidelines. Don’t forget, it is illegal to dump asbestos and you would need to dispose of it at the appropriate facility. For the time, money, and possible health impacts it is not usually worth the hassle.
Let our asbestos removalists take care of the entire process, ensuring your property is ready for a successful demolition. We will protect you, your family, and your property!
How Do You Remove Asbestos Fences?
During the course of your demolition, you may wish to have your asbestos fence removed. It is not uncommon to discover your property has an asbestos fence. As long as there is no damage it can be safe to leave your fence where it is. Some homeowners make the decision to have their asbestos fence professionally painted in order to increase its life span.
However, the elements, age, and structural damage can cause asbestos to shed, and this may not be a risk you are willing to take. The same recommendations apply outside as they do inside. This means you should avoid using any tools or machinery that could disturb the delicate fibres.
A fence will be relatively easy for a specialist to remove during the demolition preparation stage, as it is a freestanding structure. If you have a neighbour on the other side, they may need to be involved in the fence removal and the new installation. We use the same professional process when removing an asbestos fence as we would with any other material containing this toxic product.
We are often asked about our fees, but it is important to remember that each property is unique. For example, how much does it cost to remove asbestos fencing? The answer depends on the job. The size of the fence, the condition, and accessibility will all be taken into account when we discuss our fees. As asbestos fence removal will be part of a bigger demolition project, we will be able to give you a customised rate for the full package.
Don’t forget, we offer free, no-obligation quotes, so you can get accurate pricing without making an immediate commitment.
Why Choose Us for Your Asbestos Removal Perth
At Capital Demolition, we can take care of any demolition jobs in Perth, and our service includes essential asbestos removal. As a company that has been in operation for over 20 years, we know the Western Australia region and have grown a long list of satisfied customers.
We have the appropriate training, tickets, and licenses, and we ensure we are always up to date with current legislation and requirements. Maintaining high safety standards are our top priority, and we know how to dispose of asbestos materials correctly and efficiently.
In addition to demolition and asbestos removal in Perth, we offer a range of other quality services. Site remediation, recycled building materials, and remanufactured drainage aggregate are just a few of our other areas of expertise.
If you are planning a demolition, contact us to experience the Capital Demolition difference! Have your asbestos removed safely and in accordance with the law, by a trained and dedicated team. We offer transparent pricing and streamlined services to ensure the process is stress-free for our clients. Get in contact today to see what we can do for you!