Asbestos Removal Whitsundays with a Satisfaction Guarantee

Here at Bear Asbestos, we offer professional services for asbestos removal in Whitsundays and surrounding areas. Our team of experts are licensed in asbestos removal, testing, and sampling.

Bear Asbestos also provides demolition services with a satisfaction guarantee for small-to-medium industrial complexes, local places of business, large-scale commercial properties, as well as traditional homes that may or may not have asbestos hiding in plain sight!

Asbestos Removal Company

Asbestos is a health risk.

Asbestos exposure can lead to several life-threatening diseases. On top of this, asbestos exposure can happen to anyone and at any place.

For instance, you or anyone can get exposed to this dangerous substance when you –

  • Visit a preserved building that is being renovated,
  • Go to a school,
  • Head over to a job in an office,
  • Unknowingly handle asbestos-contaminated products, or
  • Through passive exposure.

And, since you and most individuals spend most of your time at home, it is important to ensure that your home is free from this menacing building material that was at one time, back in the day considered as a ‘modern marvel!’

IS IT FRIABLE OR NON-FRIABLE / BONDED?

Asbestos products are generally referred to as friable or non-friable/bonded. This terminology refers to how easily the product may release fibres when disturbed.

Friable or A Class Asbestos
Friable asbestos or also known as A class asbestos is the most hazardous material. With very little pressure it can be crumbled or broken, and reduced to a powder. If this has happened in your home you need to take immediate action.

You should also note that previously non-friable/bonded material that has been broken or damaged can become friable.

It is necessary to take samples and have them tested in a laboratory to identify the presence of asbestos, this will also determine whether it is friable or non-friable.

As a general rule, if you think the material is asbestos, treat it as such until you know otherwise.

Non-Friable/Bonded
Most of the asbestos used in Australia was non-friable/bonded. This means the fibres were bonded by cement, resin, vinyl, or another material. This type of product releases fibres when damaged or broken.

The reassuring news is that these fibres are coarser and don’t pose as high a risk. Having said that, however, they are still dangerous and need to be professionally removed and disposed of.

What are the solutions we can offer?

Well, the first solution we can offer you, if you think that your property has asbestos or have found proof that it does, is to let us conduct an asbestos inspection.

We can then provide you with domestic, commercial, and/or industrial asbestos removal services in and around –

  • Whitsunday Region
  • Mackay Region
  • City of Townsville
  • Charters Towers
  • Rockhampton region
  • Shire of Livingstone
  • Shire of Banana
  • Cairns
  • Western Queensland Region
  • Tablelands Region

We are capable of removing all kinds of asbestos from your property while keeping your health and safety our primary concern. We do this by ensuring a safe and efficient service following standards set by the Australian apex authorities.

We understand that every property has uneven asbestos concentration. This is the reason why we have highly experienced team members who are proficient at handling any situation.

We send our teams to your property well-equipped, thus allowing them to handle varying situations with flying colours.

Where can you find asbestos?

Asbestos is commonly found in –

  • Corrugated walls,
  • Roof sheeting,
  • Wall claddings,
  • Electrical switchboards,
  • Lining of eaves,
  • Water or flue pipes,
  • Garden sheds,
  • Fencing,
  • Bathrooms,
  • Laundry rooms,
  • Vinyl floor tiles,
  • Vinyl and tile glue (Blackjack glue),
  • Linoleum,
  • Render,
  • Kitchen walls,
  • Splashbacks, and
  • Loose roof cavity insulation.

Can our team eradicate this hidden danger from your property?

Yes, our licenced experts are experienced and skilled enough to locate and eradicate asbestos from your property.

Our team is also accompanied by an independent environmental hygienist. This is to ensure that proper sampling and testing are carried out inside and outside of your property, thus achieving the desired results.

Commercial Asbestos Removal

We also provide the highest quality commercial asbestos removal services with a satisfaction guarantee for various types of establishments that include but are not limited to:

  • Shopping centres and retail stores
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Hospitals, clinics, and aged care facilities
  • Universities and educational institutions
  • Factories and warehouses

With our team’s skills and experience, we  are capable of removing asbestos with minimal disruption to the facility and the workforce. By removing hazardous materials, especially friable or A class asbestos, we are helping ensure the health and safety of the employees in any workplace as well as clients/customers and the people in the immediate vicinity.

Asbestos Roof Removal

Our company also specialises in asbestos roof removal for a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial properties in Queensland. With many homes and businesses in Australia built before 1990 having asbestos-containing roofing materials, there is a great need to remove these roofs to protect the health and safety of the people going in and out of these buildings. We have vast experience in safely and quickly removing asbestos-containing roofs from properties as well as transporting and disposing of these materials following the strictest safety protocols and standards.

Asbestos Soil Remediation

Dangerous asbestos materials can be found in soil as a result of poor demolition and disposal practices. If there is a possibility that a certain site has hazardous asbestos in the soil, proper sampling and testing need to be done to look for traces of the material. It can present as discrete fibres or pieces of building materials like fragments of asbestos roof tiles or debris from thermal insulation. Samples are sent to laboratories and tested. Once found, we can assist in the proper removal and disposal of the asbestos-containing soil. Our team will make sure that there is no remaining trace of the dangerous material left in the site. Asbestos soil remediation is done for the protection of future site users as well as the general public.

Why us?

With over 10 years of individual experience (not combined) and working within 14 different companies across Australia before launching, we at Breathe Easy have studied the industry in depth. This has enabled us to fine tune our techniques and methods to put us in a category of our own.

We are passionate about asbestos removal and demolition as well as building strong relationships with our clients and partners. With delivering the highest levels of customer service and reliability being at the foundation of everything we do, our clients can be assured of the finest standards of work all the time.

We focus on removing the asbestos products as intact and unbroken as possible keeping the disturbance of hazardous dust to a minimal degree. This is why we not only guarantee our work but pride ourselves on being perfectionists not self-rated professionals.

We handle the entire asbestos removal process smoothly and with the utmost care. Once we are confident that we have completed the project safely and successfully, we will issue an asbestos clearance certificate. Safety and reputation is our key to business and our word to you. So, if you are looking for an asbestos removal company in Whitsundays, contact us.

Asbestos Testing Whitsundays

Do you require professional asbestos testing for your property? If your property is of a certain age, then the answer is probably yes.

Asbestos is a cancer-causing substance that was not officially banned in Australia until 31 December 2003!

The sad part is asbestos was widely used in the Australian construction sector and was in full swing until the mid-1980s.

The outcome –

Most homes, commercial, and industrial properties that were constructed here in Australia before 1990 have asbestos in them in some form or another. This is where we come in.

Our approach

Before removing the asbestos from your property, we will test the asbestos-containing material to confirm the exact type of asbestos present on-site.

This is essential as friable and bonded asbestos-containing materials need to be removed using different removal procedures. If we fail to figure out the exact type of asbestos you have in your property, we may end up damaging the internal environment of your property as well as the surrounding environment.

Our team members use a testing method that we have developed and perfected in-house over the years. This consists of taking a small sample of the suspicious material and conducting laboratory tests.

This allows us to determine whether it contains asbestos and, if so, which type.

Why us?

Breathe Easy Asbestos Removal and Demolition is dedicated to providing superior services for asbestos testing in and around –

  • Whitsunday Region
  • Mackay Region
  • City of Townsville
  • Charters Towers
  • Rockhampton region
  • Shire of Livingstone
  • Shire of Banana
  • Cairns
  • Western Queensland Region
  • Tablelands Region

Our founders worked for more than a decade in the industry, spanning 14 different companies, before starting this business. We know how to do this work thoroughly to ensure a safe, smart, and effective result for our customers.

Furthermore, both our company and our technicians are fully licensed and insured, so the customer doesn’t have to worry about any lapses in compliance.

Contact us today if you are interested in learning more.

Asbestos Sampling Whitsundays

Our asbestos sampling approach is unique as well.

We will gather a team of professionals who will be sent to your property in to remove the asbestos-containing material from the –

  • Floors,
  • Walls,
  • Ceilings, and
  • Other areas that may or may not have been identified by our team members as potential asbestos-containing areas.

After this, our team members will decontaminate all the identified areas using only up-to-date equipment and approved procedures. Following this, an asbestos report will be issued with the findings to ensure that your property is asbestos-free.

Why is asbestos sampling important?

Well, as mentioned earlier, asbestos is a carcinogenic substance and the sad part is most Australian properties that were built before the 1990s have asbestos-containing materials in them.

Hence, you should call us and avail of our asbestos sampling services if your property was built before the 1990s and your have plans to –

  • Renovate or
  • Demolish the property in the near future.

You should keep in mind that is it illegal to remove over 10 square meters of asbestos yourself. On top of this, it can create a huge health risk for your family, your neighbours, your employees, and yourself.

Hence, leave this messy and dangerous work to experts like us.

Call us now for more details.

Asbestos Demolition Whitsundays

We have put together a special set of procedures that help us  contain the spread of asbestos particles when we are demolishing sections of your property that contain this dangerous substance.

We use these specialised procedures in a bid to protect you, your family members, and your employees (in case your commercial property has an asbestos problem) as well as the Australian environment from the harmful effects of asbestos.

Our unique approach

When our asbestos demolition process is taking place, we will not allow anyone to enter the section(s) of the property in question.

We will be sealing off those sections of the property to prevent contamination of both the internal environment of the property as well as the external environment surrounding the property.

We will use –

  • Polyethylene film,
  • Duct tape, and
  • (Only for class A asbestos) Negative air pressure machines fitted with HEPA filters in tandem to seal off the affected areas from the rest of the property and the environment in general. Water management systems to filter water, three-stage showers, and positive flow masks are also used for class A asbestos removal.

After this, our team members will be using a special vacuum cleaner that is specifically designed for asbestos containment.

Contact us for more details.