Finding Asbestos in the Home | What to do? | sydneybrickrepair.com

With it being one of the most widely used building materials, used in the vast majority of homes up until the mid 80’s, every Australian should be able to identity Asbestos.

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The sub-floor region is a known dumping ground for Grey-Brown asbestos known as amosite. It is one of the worst types, causing more cancer than any other type.

In fact, asbestos was that widely used, it is  contained in a litany of products including, corrugated roofing, roof tiles, plasterboard, weatherboard, concrete and tiles. Used to its high tensile strength, asbestos was used in Australia (per capita) more than any other country.

The next time you are under your house, in the roof cavity or even digging in your garden, be on the look out for the notorious green/grey/brown colouration or any product known to house asbestos prior to its cessation in 1985 (Australia).

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If unsure, feel free to contact us or an asbestos removal expert for assessment.