If you are thinking renovation, you must think asbestos.
West Australians are reminded to take care when renovating houses built prior to 1988, as it is likely that such houses contain asbestos materials.
It is important that you know about the potential health risks of asbestos and the safety precautions required before renovating a house that may contain asbestos.
Removing asbestos safely can be a complicated process. For this reason it is best carried out by licensed professionals who have completed relevant training.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring material that was widely used in building materials up to 1987. It is commonly found in materials such as:
- Roofing, shingles and siding
- Exterior wall cladding
- Backing material on floor tiles and vinyl flooring
- Textured paints and
- Water or flue pipes
When such materials are left undisturbed they are relatively harmless. However, if the material is damaged or disturbed it may release fibres into the air which can be dangerous to your health.
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