Asbestos Roof Removal – How does it work?

Why asbestos is a harmful mineral and should be removed
If your home or building was built before 2008, there is a good chance that your roof or building may have been built with asbestos or asbestos-containing materials. Is this a reason for concern? Absolutely, due to the fact that asbestos has been classified as a hazardous material. Asbestos should be removed as the detrimental health effects caused by the inhalation of this mineral is well documented.

Asbestos has been proven to cause diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. The removal or repair thereof is essential to safeguarding your health and the community as a whole.
What should you do if you suspect you have asbestos on your premises?
  • Contact an accredited contractor, such as ourselves to conduct testing
  • Have the asbestos seen to or removed by an accredited contractor, such as Zendasat
Where can asbestos be found in and around the home?
  • Roof cavity or roof insulation
  • Fences, sheds, garages, dog kennels etc. that were made before 2008
  • Old ironing-board covers, heatproof mats or panels
  • Ceilings, vinyl tiles, underlay sheeting for ceramic tiles
  • Walls and fireplaces
  • Corrugated wall and roof sheeting, gutters
  • Water tanks
Who should be wary of asbestos exposure?
  • Home owners attempting DIY on buildings
  • Builders, plumbers, roofers, and other tradespeople
If you suspect that your building may contain asbestos, we can assist with testing and the safe removal thereof. Here is what you can expect with regards to roof removal.
Our removal process:
  1. We cordon off the area and supply a notice in the front of the premises
  2. A decontamination chamber is setup for our workers to dedust after every work day
  3. We spray the roof with an encapsulator to bind the asbestos fibres before removal
  4. We manually remove the sheets, encapsulate the sheets and tape them closed in builder’s plastic
  5. We place the stacks of wrapped sheets into a skip which is removed and disposed of in an authorised and safe manner at a hazardous waste dump
  6. We dispose of all our PPE that were used in the removal process
  7. An inspection is conducted by an AAIA (Authorised Asbestos Inspection Authority) to ensure all asbestos and related debris have been properly treated and disposed of
  8. A final clearance inspection is conducted by the AAIA.
  9. The clearance certificate becomes the property of the building owner
This entire process can take a week or more depending on the scope and size of the project.

We quote on an individual basis as each project is different.

Get in touch with our expert team today for safe and reliable asbestos removal and remediation.