Friable and Non-Friable Asbestos Removal in Melbourne

Removal of Friable and Non-Friable Asbestos in Melbourne

Asbestos Australia is Victoria’s leading asbestos consultancy company. We offer high-quality, safe, and affordable asbestos inspection, testing and removal services. Serving all kinds of clients across the residential and commercial sector, we see to it that our services don’t cause any disturbances to the occupants. Also, did we tell you,... Read More

What is Friable Asbestos?

The word “Friable” is taken from a Latin word, “friabilis” which means “ to crumble”. And as the meaning suggests, an ACM (asbestos-containing material) is considered friable when it is dry and can easily be crushed. Since friable asbestos can be pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure, the... Read More

What is Non-Friable Asbestos?

Non-friable asbestos is the asbestos that can’t be reduced/ crumbled by pressure. This kind of asbestos is more resistant to damage and abrasion, and therefore, is considered less harmful. Typically present in old building/ construction materials, examples of non-friable asbestos include vinyl floor tiles, cement sheets, bitumen products and textured... Read More

Our Removalists are Fully Trained and Licensed

Asbestos Removal is a challenging task. It cannot be performed by an amateur that has no professional experience, knowledge or training to safely remove asbestos. Therefore, you should only rely on licensed asbestos removalists for the same. Asbestos Australia’s crew is your trusted expert for non-friable and friable asbestos removal... Read More

Why Choose Asbestos Australia?

Asbestos Australia is your top-pick for friable and non-friable asbestos disposal Melbourne for multiple reasons — 100% customer satisfaction, safe asbestos testing/ removal, that too at highly competitive rates. When you hire us for asbestos testing, removal in Australia, we send you a team of qualified asbestos removalists that best... Read More

Capability Statement

Rely on the professional and reliable team at Asbestos Australia to safely remove Asbestos in your residential property, commercial or industrial building.

Safety First!

Asbestos is a hazard to you and your family. We understand the huge health risks that the presence of asbestos presents. Your safety is our number one priority. Rely on the professional and reliable team at Asbestos Australia to safely remove asbestos on your residential property, commercial or industrial building.

Pick Up Services

We offer pick up services to safely remove all rubbish from any properties or sites.
Frequently Asked Questions

As one of the leading companies in the asbestos services industry, Asbestos Australia should be your first choice for asbestos removal and disposal services whether you need asbestos removed from a residential, commercial or industrial property.

We’re an experienced team that has dealt with asbestos in almost every capacity and our extensive experience means we know what we’re looking for and how to safely and effectively remove asbestos from your property today.

We’re also a Class A Unrestricted licensed asbestos removalist, which means that we can remove any kind of asbestos from your property, no worries. We can remove friable and non-friable asbestos, and ensure it is done so that you and your family are not exposed to it, and we can do it fast too.

If you need asbestos removal for your commercial or residential property in Melbourne, Victoria, New South Wales or South Australia, give us a call today for a free quote.

The cost of asbestos removal services does vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • The amount of asbestos that is being removed
  • Whether the asbestos is friable or non-friable
  • If the asbestos needs to actually be removed, or whether it just needs to be disposed of
  • How accessible the actual site is

It’s difficult to give an exact price now, rather it’s best to give us a call on 03 9704 2952. We can discuss your removal needs, perform a pre-removal inspection, and also provide you with a free quote for our asbestos removal service before you commit to working with us.

DIY asbestos removal can be performed on a limited amount of non-friable asbestos. You can remove non-friable asbestos containing materials as long as the total amount you are removing is less than 10 square metres in total.

One thing to keep in mind is that removing asbestos is a highly specialised skill and requires the utmost safety. It also requires that the asbestos is disposed of in appropriate landfill sites that permit asbestos materials and it must be wrapped and contained in a particular way.

While you might think that you’re going to save time and money by removing asbestos yourself, you’re risking being exposed to asbestos by incorrect removal and handling procedures, you may end up having more asbestos present than what you’re allowed to actually remove, which if you remove too much you can face fines for removing it, and finding an appropriate place to dispose of asbestos might mean you need to travel quite far to do so.

It’s definitely a job best left to the professionals.

Non-friable and friable asbestos can be present in any home or building type anywhere in Australia, though it is most likely to be found in a home or building that was built between the 1950s and 2003 (when asbestos use was totally banned in Australia).

Townhouses, apartments, units, homes, commercial buildings and industrial properties can all have asbestos present in them.

Asbestos or asbestos containing materials can be found in any room of your home. They can even be found in materials used on the exterior of your home too.

Due to its flexible and durable nature, asbestos was used in a wide variety of ways, most commonly mixed with adhesives, like cement, to create various cement moulded and sheeting products. These were then used as cladding, roofing, fencing, walls, pipes and more.

As asbestos fibres are also water and heat resistant, they were often used in rooms like the kitchen, laundry and bathroom, and as insulation.

It can be difficult to identify asbestos just by the naked eye, unless you work in the asbestos or building and construction industry. Which is why it’s really important to work with a professional asbestos specialist (like us here at Asbestos Australia) to identify it.

We provide our asbestos removal services throughout Melbourne, as well as in the Geelong and Bellarine area, throughout Victoria, and also in Sydney, throughout New South Wales and in Adelaide and South Australia. Our services are available for both residential and commercial properties too.

In addition to asbestos removal services, we also provide various other asbestos related services including asbestos testing, so you can confirm whether asbestos is actually present; and asbestos inspections, where we can check your home, building or property for the presence of asbestos; and asbestos disposal services, where you may have come across asbestos on your property, dumped asbestos or you need help disposing of asbestos you have removed yourself.

Our full asbestos solution services are available for both residential and commercial properties in Melbourne, Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Adelaide and South Australia.

Call us today on 03 9704 2952 to discuss your asbestos needs.