Old houses have charm and character. Unfortunately, they probably also have asbestos. Back in the 1920s, fibro or asbestos cement was developed and it fed the post-war Australian housing boom. It was marketed to be durable, easily transportable, fireproof, and suitable for hot climates, which actually were all true; the people just didn’t bargain on it being hazardous to the health as well.
Fibro houses and other structures proliferated through the succeeding decades until the health danger the material posed became publicly known. These days, residents – both homeowners and tenants – face the issue of ageing fibro fraying and disintegrating, letting asbestos loose in the air to enter their lungs and give them all kinds of respiratory problems, one of which is mesothelioma, a kind of cancer that forms on the protective tissues covering the lungs, abdomen, and other internal organs.
So if you bought, inherited, or rented an old house, you have to be on the lookout for compromised building parts. Asbestos is a very serious threat, so its removal is absolutely imperative. The safe removal of asbestos, however, has to be done by experienced professionals with the correct tools and equipment. This means that if you suspect that you might be in danger of exposure to loose asbestos fibres, you have to call Jim’s Asbestos Removal right away.
Some people may be hesitant to get expert help, concerned about the asbestos removal cost, but it’s a very small price to pay to ensure that their family is safe from the dangers presented by asbestos.
So, how much does asbestos removal cost? The rates vary, depending on several factors:
- The amount of asbestos being removed – The more asbestos to be dealt with, the harder and more time-consuming the job is.
- The difficulty of access to the asbestos location – Understandably, the roof is considered a difficult area to access.
- The condition of the asbestos – It is friable or non-friable? It’s more dangerous dealing with friable asbestos, requiring more skill, technique, and tools.
- The travel distance to the job – Travel time and gas need to be factored in the price as well.
If you want to have a good idea what you’ll have to pay, you can call Jim’s Asbestos Removal at 131 546 for a free quote. You can also go the website and request a free quote via the online form. Either way, you can get the information you want absolutely obligations-free, so get a free quote now.