Melbourne Asbestos Removal Services

Ensuring your family is safe and healthy is your largest priority, and here at Asbestos Australia, we understand that. That’s why we offer safe and professional asbestos removal services in Melbourne. Throughout Australia, asbestos was commonly used in the construction of homes and buildings all over Australia, and is still... Read More
Who uses our Asbestos Services to in Melbourne

Our asbestos services, including Asbestos Removal is available to the following
industries in Melbourne:

Residential Homes and Properties

Commercial Buildings and Properties

Industrial Buildings and Properties

Environmental Organisations

Our Asbestos and Hazardous Goods Services Available in Melbourne

We provide a wide range of hazardous goods and asbestos services all over Melbourne, including:

Domestic Asbestos Removal

Commercial Asbestos Removal

Asbestos Testing & Inspection

Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos Roof Removal

Mould Removal

Lead Paint & Dust Removal

Crime Scene Clean Up

Fire & Smoke Remediation

Public Liability Insurance & Clearance Certificates

Areas We Serve in Melbourne

Our asbestos services are available all over Melbourne, including in the following council areas:

  • City of Melbourne
  • Carlton
  • Carlton South
  • Carlton North
  • Docklands
  • East Melbourne
  • Jolimont
  • Flemington
  • Kensington
  • Melbourne
  • North Melbourne
  • Hotham Hill
  • Macaulay
  • Parkville
  • Royal Park
  • Port Melbourne
  • Fishermans Bend
  • Southbank
  • South Wharf
  • South Yarra
  • West Melbourne
  • Coode Island
  • City of Port Philip
  • Albert Park
  • Balaclava
  • Elwood
  • Brighton Road
  • Albert Park Barracks
  • Middle Park
  • Beacon Cove
  • Garden City
  • Graham
  • Sandridge
  • Ripponlea
  • St Kilda
  • St Kilda South
  • St Kilda East
  • St Kilda West
  • St Kilda Junction
  • Southbank
  • South Melbourne
  • City Road
  • Emerald Hill
  • Montague
  • South Wharf
  • City of Yarra
  • Abbotsford
  • Victoria Park
  • Alphington
  • Burnley
  • Carlton North
  • Clifton Hill
  • Collingwood
  • Collingwood North
  • Cremorne
  • Richmond East
  • Fairfield
  • Yarra Bend
  • Fitzroy
  • Eastern Hill
  • Fitzroy South
  • Fitzroy North
  • Rushall
  • Princes Hill
  • Richmond
  • Burnley North
  • North Richmond
  • Richmond South
  • Victoria Gardens
  • West Richmond
  • City of Boroondara
  • Ashburton
  • Alamein
  • Solway
  • Balwyn
  • Balwyn East
  • Stradbroke Park
  • Balwyn North
  • Bellevue
  • Fortuna
  • Greythorn
  • Trentwood
  • Yooralla
  • Camberwell
  • Camberwell North
  • Camberwell South
  • Camberwell West
  • East Camberwell
  • Hartwell
  • Highfield Park
  • Middle Camberwell
  • Riversdale
  • Willison
  • Canterbury
  • Shenley
  • Deepdene
  • Glen Iris
  • Hawthorn
  • Auburn South
  • Barker
  • Glenferrie
  • Glenferrie South
  • Hawthorn North
  • Hawthorn West
  • Hawthorn East
  • Auburn
  • Hawthorn South
  • Upper Hawthorn
  • Kew
  • Balwyn West
  • Cotham
  • Studley Park
  • Willsmere
  • Kew East
  • Harp
  • Kew North
  • Mont Albert
  • Mont Albert North
  • Surrey Hills
  • Chatham
  • Elgar Park
  • Faversham
  • City of Knox
  • Bayswater
  • Boronia
  • Ferntree Gully
  • Mountain Gate
  • Knoxfield
  • Knox Park
  • Lysterfield
  • Rowville
  • Scoresby
  • The Basin
  • Upper Ferntree Gully
  • Wantirna
  • Knox City Centre
  • Wantirna South
  • Studfield
  • City of Manningham
  • Bulleen
  • Bulleen South
  • Doncaster
  • Doncaster Hill
  • Waldau
  • Doncaster East
  • Doncaster Heights
  • The Pines
  • Tunstall Square
  • Waldau
  • Donburn
  • Donvale
  • Park Orchards
  • Templestowe
  • Serpells
  • Templestowe Lower
  • Macedon
  • Templestowe Heights
  • Templestowe West
  • Warrandyte
  • Goldfields/West End
  • Pound Bend
  • Warrandyte South
  • Wonga Park
  • Nunawading
  • Ringwood North
  • City of Maroondah
  • Bayswater North
  • Croydon
  • Burnt Bridge
  • Nelsons Hill
  • Clifford Park
  • Croydon Hills
  • Croydon North
  • Croydon South
  • Heathmont
  • Eastwood
  • Kilsyth South
  • Ringwood
  • Heathwood
  • Cherrydene
  • Ringwood East
  • Bedford Road
  • Ringwood North
  • Warranwood
  • Norwood
  • City of Whitehorse
  • Blackburn
  • Laburnum
  • Bellbird
  • Blackburn North
  • Blackburn South
  • Kinkuna
  • Box Hill
  • Box Hill Central
  • Box Hill North
  • Kerrimuir
  • Koonung
  • Mont Albert North
  • Box Hill South
  • Houston
  • Burwood
  • Bennettswood
  • Surrey Hills South
  • Wattle Park
  • Burwood East
  • Burwood Heights
  • Tally Ho
  • Forest Hill
  • Brentford Square
  • Mitcham
  • Heatherdale
  • Rangeview
  • Mont Albert
  • Nunawading
  • Parkmore
  • Tunstall
  • Surrey Hills
  • Vermont
  • Vermont Estate
  • Vermont West
  • Vermont South
  • Yarra Ranges Shire
  • Belgrave
  • Belgrave Heights
  • Belgrave South
  • Chirnside Park
  • Black Springs
  • Kilsyth
  • Lilydale
  • Montrose
  • Mooroolbark
  • Mount Evelyn
  • Mckillop
  • Selby
  • Tecoma
  • Upper Ferntree Gully
  • Upwey
  • Badger Creek
  • Beenak
  • Basan Corner
  • Big Pats Creek
  • Cambarville
  • Fifteen Mile
  • Kel Junction
  • Montys Hut
  • Shaw
  • The Triangle
  • Chum Creek
  • Healesville
  • Coldstream
  • Coldstream West
  • Dixons Creek
  • Don Valley
  • Fernshaw
  • Ferny Creek
  • One Tree Hill
  • Gilderoy
  • Gladysdale
  • Saint Benedicts
  • Gruyere
  • Yeringberg
  • Healesville
  • Tims Corner
  • Hoddles Creek
  • Kallista
  • Beagleys Bridge
  • Sassafras South
  • Kalorama
  • Launching Place
  • Lysterfield
  • Macclesfield
  • McMahons Creek
  • Matlock
  • Menzies Creek
  • Millgrove
  • Monbulk
  • Nathania Springs
  • Mount Dandenong
  • Mount Toolebewong
  • Narre Warren East
  • Olinda
  • Harmony Vale
  • Powelltown
  • Black Sands
  • Erreys
  • Nayook West
  • Quongup
  • Reefton
  • Upper Yarra Dam
  • Sassafras
  • Sassafras Gully
  • Seville
  • Seville East
  • Killara
  • Sherbrooke
  • Silvan
  • Burleigh
  • Silvan South
  • Steels Creek
  • Tarrawarra
  • The Patch
  • Three Bridges
  • Toorongo
  • Tremont
  • Wandin East
  • Wandin North
  • Wandin Yallock
  • Warburton
  • Old Warburton
  • Warburton East
  • Wesburn
  • Britannia Creek
  • Tarrango
  • Woori Yallock
  • Yarra Glen
  • Tanana
  • Yarra Junction
  • Yellingbo
  • Parslow
  • Yering
  • City of Bayside
  • Beaumaris
  • Cromer
  • Black Rock
  • Black Rock North
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Ricketts Point
  • Brighton
  • Dendy
  • Were Street
  • Brighton Beach
  • Brighton North
  • Middle Brighton
  • Brighton East
  • North Road
  • Cheltenham
  • Southland Centre
  • Pennydale
  • Gardenvale
  • Hampton
  • Castlefield
  • Hampton East
  • Highett
  • Sandringham
  • Moorabbin
  • Shire of Cardinia
  • Beaconsfield
  • Officer
  • Officer South
  • Pakenham
  • Toomuc Valley
  • Emerald
  • Lakeside
  • Nobelius
  • Avonsleigh
  • Bayles
  • Yallock
  • Beaconsfield Upper
  • Cations
  • Bunyip
  • Bunyip North
  • Caldermeade
  • Cardinia
  • Lisbaun
  • Catani
  • Clematis
  • Cockatoo
  • Fielder
  • Wright
  • Cora Lynn
  • Dalmore
  • Dewhurst
  • Garfield
  • Garfield North
  • Gembrook
  • Cornucopia
  • Gilwell Park
  • Whites Corner
  • Guys Hill
  • Heath Hill
  • Iona
  • Koo Wee Rup
  • Dalmore East
  • Koo Wee Rup North
  • Lang Lang
  • Lang Lang East
  • Longwarry
  • Maryknoll
  • Menzies Creek
  • Modella
  • Monomeith
  • Mount Burnett
  • Nangana
  • Nar Nar Goon
  • Nar Nar Goon North
  • Nyora
  • Officer South
  • Pakenham South
  • Pakenham Upper
  • Rythdale
  • Tonimbuk
  • Tooradin North
  • Tynong
  • Tynong North
  • Vervale
  • Yannathan
  • City of Casey
  • Berwick
  • Botanic Ridge
  • Clyde
  • Clyde North
  • Cranbourne
  • Cranbourne East
  • Cranbourne North
  • Merinda Park
  • Cranbourne West
  • Cranbourne South
  • Centreville
  • Doveton
  • Endeavour Hills
  • Eumemmerring
  • Hallam
  • Hampton Park
  • Junction Village
  • Lynbrook
  • Narre Warren
  • Narre Warren North
  • Narre Warren South
  • Blind Bight
  • Cannons Creek
  • Devon Meadows
  • Fiveways
  • Harkaway
  • Lysterfield South
  • Pearcedale
  • Tooradin
  • Warneet
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • Dandenong
  • Cleeland
  • Dunearn
  • Dandenong East
  • Dandenong Plaza
  • Oakwood Park
  • Dandenong North
  • Lyndale
  • Dandenong South
  • Keysborough
  • Parkmore
  • Noble Park
  • Harrisfield
  • Noble Park East
  • Yarraman
  • Noble Park North
  • Springvale
  • Sandown Park
  • Springvale South
  • Lyndhurst
  • Bangholme
  • City of Frankston
  • Carrum Downs
  • Frankston
  • Eliza Heights
  • Frankston East
  • Frankston Heights
  • Karingal
  • Leawarra
  • Long Island
  • Mile Bridge
  • Mount Erin
  • Olivers Hill
  • Frankston North
  • Pines Forest
  • Frankston South
  • Baden Powell
  • Langwarrin
  • Sandhurst
  • Seaford
  • Belvedere Park
  • Kananook
  • Skye
  • Lyndhurst South
  • Langwarrin South
  • City of Glen Eira
  • Bentleigh
  • Patterson
  • Bentleigh East
  • Coatesville
  • Eastmoor
  • Caulfield
  • Caulfield East
  • Caulfield North
  • Caulfield Junction
  • Crimea
  • Caulfield South
  • Hopetoun Gardens
  • Carnegie
  • Elsternwick
  • Gardenvale
  • Gardenvale West
  • Glen Huntly
  • Booran Road
  • McKinnon
  • Murrumbeena
  • Beauville
  • Ormond
  • Ormond East
  • St Kilda East
  • City of Kingston
  • Aspendale
  • Aspendale Gardens
  • Bonbeach
  • Braeside
  • Carrum
  • Chelsea
  • Chelsea Heights
  • Cheltenham
  • Cheltenham East
  • Cheltenham North
  • Clarinda
  • Clayton South
  • Westall
  • Dingley Village
  • Dingley
  • Heathen Hill
  • Edithvale
  • Heatherton
  • Highett
  • Mentone
  • Charman
  • Mentone East
  • Moorabbin
  • Moorabbin East
  • Wishart
  • Moorabbin Airport
  • Mordialloc
  • Mordialloc North
  • Parkdale
  • Patterson Lakes
  • Patterson Gardens
  • Waterways
  • City of Monash
  • Ashwood
  • Stocksville
  • Burwood
  • Chadstone
  • Jordanville South
  • Clayton
  • Clayton North
  • Petersville
  • Westerfield
  • Whitburn
  • Glen Waverley
  • Brentwood
  • Syndal
  • Syndal East
  • Hughesdale
  • Huntingdale
  • Monash University
  • Mount Waverley
  • Bayview
  • Highbury View
  • Jordanville
  • Pinewood
  • Mulgrave
  • Monashville
  • Mulgrave East
  • Mulgrave North
  • Valewood
  • Waverley Gardens
  • Waverley Park
  • Notting Hill
  • Oakleigh
  • Oakleigh East
  • Oakleigh South
  • Moorleigh
  • Wheelers Hill
  • Brandon Park
  • Jells Park
  • City of Mornington Peninsula
  • Blairgowrie
  • Capel Sound
  • Dromana
  • Moats Corner
  • McCrae
  • Dromana Lighthouse
  • Dromana West
  • Mornington
  • Beleura Hill
  • Fishermans Beach
  • Tanti Park
  • Mount Eliza
  • Canadian Bay
  • Daveys Bay
  • Kunyung
  • Raneleigh
  • Mount Martha
  • Balcombe
  • Maryport
  • Osborne
  • Portsea
  • Point Nepean
  • Quarantine Station
  • Rosebud
  • Peninsular Gardens
  • Rosebud Plaza
  • Rosebud South
  • Rye
  • Tyrone
  • Safety Beach
  • St Andrews Beach
  • Sorrento
  • Koonya
  • Tootgarook
  • Bittern
  • Crib Point
  • Stony Point
  • Hastings
  • Old Tyabb
  • Somerville
  • Bembridge
  • Tyabb
  • Arthurs Seat
  • Balnarring
  • Baxter
  • Boneo
  • Cape Schanck
  • Fingal
  • Gunnamatta
  • Flinders
  • Blackberry Corner
  • HMAS Cerberus
  • Main Ridge
  • Merricks
  • Foxeys Hangout
  • Moorooduc
  • Point Leo
  • Red Hill
  • Shoreham
  • Somers
  • Tuerong
  • City of Stonnington
  • Armadale
  • Armadale North
  • Glen Iris
  • Gardiner
  • Kooyong
  • Malvern
  • Malvern North
  • Tooronga
  • Malvern East
  • Central Park
  • Darling
  • Darling South
  • Holmesglen
  • Wattletree Road
  • Prahran
  • South Yarra
  • Hawksburn
  • Toorak
  • Windsor
  • City of Brimbank
  • Albanvale
  • Albion
  • Ardeer
  • Brooklyn
  • Cairnlea
  • Calder Park
  • Deer Park
  • Delahey
  • Derrimut
  • Hillside
  • Kealba
  • Keilor
  • Brimbank
  • Keilor Downs
  • Keilor East
  • Keilor Lodge
  • Keilor North
  • Sydenham Park
  • Keilor Park
  • Kings Park
  • St Albans
  • St Albans East
  • St Albans South
  • Sunshine
  • Sunshine North
  • Sunshine West
  • Ardeer South
  • Glengala
  • Sydenham
  • Taylors Lakes
  • Robertson
  • Watergardens
  • City of Hobson’s Bay
  • Altona
  • Altona Meadows
  • Laverton South
  • Altona North
  • Altona East
  • Altona Gate
  • Brooklyn
  • Laverton
  • Newport
  • Spotswood
  • Seabrook
  • Seaholme
  • South Kingsville
  • Williamstown
  • Williamstown North
  • City of Maribyrnong
  • Braybrook
  • Robinson
  • Footscray
  • Kingsville
  • Maidstone
  • Maribyrnong
  • Seddon
  • Tottenham
  • West Footscray
  • Yarraville
  • City of Melton
  • Aintree
  • Bonnie Brook
  • Brookfield
  • Burnside
  • Burnside Heights
  • Caroline Springs
  • Cobblebank
  • Deanside
  • Diggers Rest
  • The Gap
  • Exford
  • Eynesbury
  • Fieldstone
  • Fraser Rise
  • Grangefields
  • Harkness
  • Kurunjang
  • Melton
  • Melton South
  • Melton West
  • Westmelton
  • Mount Cottrell
  • Chartwell
  • Parwan
  • Plumpton
  • Sydenham West
  • Ravenhall
  • Rockbank
  • Strathtulloh
  • Taylors Hill
  • Thornhill Park
  • Toolern Vale
  • Truganina
  • Weir Views
  • City of Wyndham
  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Laverton West
  • Laverton
  • Laverton North
  • Manor Lakes
  • Point Cook
  • Sanctuary Lakes
  • Tarneit
  • Truganina
  • Werribee
  • Brophys Crossing
  • Mossfield
  • Werribee South
  • Williams Landing
  • Williams RAAF
  • Wyndham Vale
  • City of Banyule
  • Bellfield
  • Briar Hill
  • Bundoora
  • Greenwood Village
  • Janefield
  • Larundel
  • Polaris
  • Eaglemont
  • Eltham
  • Eltham North
  • Greensborough
  • Apollo Parkways
  • Grace Park
  • Green Hills
  • Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg Heights
  • Heidelberg North
  • Heidelberg West
  • Ivanhoe
  • Darebin
  • Fairy Hills
  • Ivanhoe North
  • Ivanhoe East
  • Lower Plenty
  • Macleod
  • Mont Park
  • Macleod West
  • Montmorency
  • Rosanna
  • Banyule
  • St Helena
  • Viewbank
  • Rosanna East
  • Watsonia
  • Watsonia North
  • City of Darebin
  • Alphington
  • Bundoora
  • Mount Cooper
  • Fairfield
  • Kingsbury
  • Macleod
  • Northcote
  • Croxton
  • Croxton East
  • Dennis
  • Merri
  • Northcote South
  • Rucker’s Hill
  • Westgarth
  • Preston
  • Bell
  • Darebin Park
  • Gilberton
  • Northland
  • Preston Lake
  • Preston West
  • Regent
  • Regent West
  • South Preston
  • Sylvester
  • Reservoir
  • Gilbank
  • Reservoir East
  • Reservoir North
  • Reservoir South
  • Ruthven
  • Summerhill
  • Thornbury
  • Pender
  • Thornbury North
  • City of Hume
  • Attwood
  • Broadmeadows
  • Broadmeadows South
  • Broadmeadows Square
  • Fentona
  • Meadow Fair
  • Campbellfield
  • Coolaroo
  • Craigieburn
  • Dallas
  • Upfield
  • Gladstone Park
  • Greenvale
  • Jacana
  • Keilor
  • Meadow Heights
  • Melbourne Airport
  • Roxburgh Park
  • Somerton
  • Tullamarine
  • Westmeadows
  • Sunbury
  • Jacksons Hill
  • Goonawarra
  • Rupertswood
  • Bulla
  • Clarkefield
  • Lancefield Junction
  • Diggers Rest
  • Kalkallo
  • Mickleham
  • Konagaderra Springs
  • Oaklands Junction
  • Oaklands Park
  • Wildwood
  • Yuroke
  • City of Moonee Valley
  • Aberfeldie
  • Airport West
  • Ascot Vale
  • Ascot Vale West
  • Avondale Heights
  • Essendon
  • Glenbervie
  • Cross Keys
  • Essendon Fields
  • Essendon North
  • Essendon West
  • Flemington
  • Newmarket
  • Keilor East
  • Lincolnville
  • Moonee Ponds
  • Niddrie
  • Strathmore
  • Strathmore Heights
  • Travancore
  • City of Moreland
  • Brunswick
  • Anstey
  • Brunswick Lake
  • Brunswick North
  • Jewell
  • Brunswick East
  • Lygon Street North
  • Moreland East
  • Sumner
  • Brunswick West
  • Grantham Street
  • Brunswick South
  • Moonee Vale
  • Moreland West
  • Coburg
  • Coburg East
  • Moreland
  • Coburg North
  • Merlynston
  • Newlands
  • Batman
  • Fawkner
  • Fawkner East
  • Fawkner North
  • Gowrie
  • Moomba Park
  • Glenroy
  • Westbreen
  • Gowanbrae
  • Fern Ridge
  • Willowbrook
  • Hadfield
  • Oak Park
  • Pascoe Vale
  • Pascoe Vale South
  • Coonans Hill
  • Shire of Nillumbik
  • Diamond Creek
  • Eltham
  • Glen Park’
  • Eltham North
  • Greensborough
  • Hurstbridge
  • Midhurst
  • North Warrandyte
  • Sloan Hill
  • Research
  • Wattle Glen
  • Balee
  • Diamond Creek Upper
  • Bend of Islands
  • Christmas Hills
  • Rob Roy
  • Cottles Bridge
  • Streamville
  • Kangaroo Ground
  • Kangaroo Ground South
  • Pretty Hill
  • Kinglake
  • Bylands
  • Dashville
  • Mount Slide
  • Kinglake West
  • Nutfield
  • Panton Hill
  • Plenty
  • St Andrews
  • Mittons Bridge
  • Queenstown
  • Smiths Gully
  • Strathewen
  • Eagle Nest
  • Watsons Creek
  • Yan Yean
  • Yarrambat
  • Tanks Corner
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Bundoora
  • Doreen
  • Hazel Glen
  • Laurimar
  • Linton Grange
  • Yan Yean South
  • Epping
  • Aurora
  • Epping North
  • Lalor
  • Lalor Plaza
  • Mernda
  • Mill Park
  • South Morang
  • Thomastown
  • Keon Park
  • Beveridge
  • Merriang
  • Donnybrook
  • Eden Park
  • Humevale
  • Scrubby Creek
  • Kinglake West
  • Whittlesea
  • Bruces Creek
  • Glenvale
  • Tommys Hut
  • Wallaby Creek
  • Wollert
  • Woodstock
  • Yan Yean
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Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in rock formations. Each mineral is made up of millions of flexible and small silicate fibres that are bonded together. Asbestos was commonly used in the building and construction industry because it is lightweight and exceptionally durable. It was used in a huge range of building materials including, but not limited to:

  • Fibre Cement Sheeting
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  • Vinyl Floor Tiles
  • Vinyl Coverings
  • Adhesives
  • Low Density Fibre Boards
  • Cement Moulded Products.

Asbestos is categorised as either Friable or Non-Friable asbestos, which means: Friable Asbestos: This means that the asbestos can be crumbled or broken down by hand or a little amount of pressure. This kind of asbestos is usually loose in nature and is very dangerous as it is easy for the asbestos fibres to become airborne.

Non-Friable Asbestos: Also known as bonded asbestos, means that the asbestos is mixed with other bonding or adhesive materials and are usually solid, rigid, and not easily disturbed. Though this kind of asbestos can become damaged over time, from natural occurrences, or from direct activities, like drilling, cutting and sanding.

Asbestos was used in building materials in Australia predominantly between the 1940s to the late 1980s, though it was still used up until it’s complete ban in Australia in 2003. Asbestos is extremely dangerous for the health and well-being of humans and can lead to irreversible health conditions.

Asbestos should always be professionally removed from your home as it is a highly dangerous substance that can cause incurable health conditions.

Some of the conditions asbestos exposure can cause include:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis

Each of these illnesses often have a long latency period, which means that you may not become unwell until a long time after the exposure.
In addition to being the cause of these diseases and illnesses, another reason that you should avoid removing asbestos yourself and instead work with a professional, is that it is very unlikely that you will be able to detect the presence of asbestos yourself.

Asbestos is not able to be detected by the naked eye, and unless you have experience in the building industry or environmental hygiene industry, it is unlikely you will have the knowledge of the signs or indications that asbestos may be present.

If you’re planning a home renovation, or you’ve recently bought a home that was built prior to 2003, if you want peace of mind about the presence of asbestos, you should work with an asbestos professional, like us here at Asbestos Australia, as we can inspect and test your property for the presence of asbestos.

As asbestos fibres are very small in size, it’s highly unlikely that you will be able to see them with the naked eye. If you have experience in the construction industry, you might know what some asbestos containing building materials may look like.

If your home was built between 1940 and the late 1980s, there is a high chance that your home may contain asbestos. If your home was built between 1990 and 2003, there is still a chance that asbestos building materials may have been used.

The most effective way for you to be confident in knowing whether your home has asbestos present is to have it professionally tested by an asbestos specialist, like us here at Asbestos Australia. We provide our asbestos inspection services all over Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.

Yes! Here at Asbestos Australia, we’re able to safely and effectively remove both friable and non-friable asbestos from your home, residential, or commercial property in Melbourne, Victoria.

We are Class A & B licensed asbestos removalists that are as concerned about your safety as well as our own. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a thorough service that will ensure you and your family are safe from asbestos and hazardous goods.

Before we perform any asbestos removal of your home, building or property, our qualified and licensed team will first perform an onsite evaluation before providing you with a free quote and plan of action for our services.

As a part of our initial asbestos inspection, we will identify affected areas and if testing and sampling is required to confirm the presence of asbestos, we will work with an independent Environmentalist Hygienist to confirm whether asbestos is present through Nata accredited testing.

We will provide you with a no obligation plan of action for the management and removal of the asbestos present on your property and if you decide to proceed with our asbestos removal services, we will remove the asbestos in accordance with OH&S standards.

Your home, building or property will be safe for you to reoccupy once we have completed our Asbestos Removal Services. You can learn more about our asbestos removal service here or get in touch with us here.

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