Asbestos Testing
and Inspections (Residential)

Who needs an asbestos inspection?

  • Renovators
  • Home Buyers
  • Property Investors
  • Property Managers
  • Vendors

Why are asbestos inspections important?

Asbestos Inspections are needed before you start any renovation or maintenance work because it is estimated that 1/3 of all homes built in Australia contain asbestos.

When was your Home Built? Probability of Asbestos in the Home
Built before 1985 Highly Likely
Built during 1985 – 1990 Likely
Built after 1990 Unlikely


Source:
 http://asbestossafety.gov.au/asbestos-information

 

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Different asbestos testing and inspection packages

Visual Only

    Package includes:

  • Full report
  • List of locations and condition of Asbestos
  • Management strategies
Visual + Samples

    Package includes:

  • Samples taken
  • Full report
  • List of locations and condition of Asbestos
  • Management strategies
Air Monitoring

    Package includes:

  • Samples taken
  • Air monitoring at affected locations
  • Full report
  • List of locations and condition of Asbestos
  • Management strategies

*Sampling is always required to give a 100% asbestos confirmation.  We only use NATA certified laboratories. Click here for the full terms and conditions relating to the Jim’s Building Inspections Asbestos inspection and Condition report.

Asbestos resources

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What areas do we service?

We service the majority of Australia with key locations in metropolitan and regional areas.

How is an asbestos inspection is carried out?

  • Identification of building materials suspected to contain asbestos
  • Description of the condition of the suspected asbestos containing materials
  • Identification of urgent and serious safety hazards

If the inspection includes Sampling services, we will safely remove small (20c piece) size samples of building materials.

We will seal the area affected by the sample removal and we always select unobtrusive, low risk locations to remove samples wherever possible.

Before we leave, we will speak with you regarding any suspected Asbestos containing materials which we believe are highly likely to have a positive lab result and which may be in a condition that means that they are an urgent and serious safety hazard.

Lab analysis of samples may take 1-3 working days.

After that time a full report including the confirmed findings from the lab results will be provided.  In the report we will discuss safe asbestos management and recommendations regarding safe removal of asbestos.

As we have no financial relationship with any Asbestos Removal company you are assured of impartial advice free of the financial bias a removal company may have.

Items provided with your Asbestos Inspection Report include:

  • A record of locations
  • A record of the condition of the item in each area
  • Advice regarding its management
  • Photographic information
  • Lab analysis reports

What kind of inspection do I need for a workplace?

Are you a business? It is most likely you need a Workplace Register and Management Plan (click here for more information).