Asbestos has a history which dates back to the time of 2500 BC. At that tome, it was utilized as the embalming material for the Pharaohs. It was used in the cooking pots too. It was a perfect miracle product when it was discovered for the building material. Internal and house cladding, pipes, as insulation and roofs was done with asbestos. Being a good insulator and inexpensive, asbestos cladding was utilized in the building of many fibro homes. Health concerns were voiced out in Australia regarding Asbestos by 1911. Still the authorities suggested for better systems of ventilation for the asbestos mines’ workers. It was not before 1961, more deadly concerns were voiced out. Finally, in 1970, the building unions compelled to ban the asbestos. It was the declining stage of asbestos and by 2003, asbestos was completely banned from being used.
Many houses still contain asbestos in them because it was not completely banned till 2003. When the building unions called out for the asbestos to be banned, it started to phase out and finally in 2003, it was banned. Till date, fibro houses are standing and continuously being sold too. Majority of the houses have asbestos roofing, asbestos cladding and its interior walls. As we are until now very well aware of its dangers, approximately 650 Aussies die every year due to the illness related to asbestos.
In accordance to department of health, the houses that were built before 1980s mid, there is greater chances of the presence of asbestos in Toowoomba in them and the houses built after the 1990, they can be free from asbestos or may have some particles of it. Majority of the houses may be containing asbestos because they were built earlier than 1985.
Two kinds of asbestos
Asbestos are of two types. One is bonded asbestos that means the asbestos are bonded like the interior and exterior cladding. Alone, it cannot be source of harm to health but it can turn to be harmful to health when asbestos is cut and causing respiratory diseases that can turn bad with passage of time. Loose asbestos are called friable asbestos that are the major concern for being getting into air and becoming a major source of health hazards as it can get in air easily. Loose asbestos insulation is used in the ceilings that can be a major source for the health concerns. Though removed but they can still be present in some of the buildings. Therefore, you may contact us freely even for the asbestos roof removal services.