Asbestos Inspections
& Asbestos Testing

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Why do you need an asbestos inspection?

Do you own or are planning to buy a property built before the 1990’s?

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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Before starting any renovation or maintenance work you need an asbestos inspection and possibly asbestos testing to help you:

  • Know where the asbestos is in your house
  • Know what condition it’s in and;
  • Be aware of it when doing any work or renovation

Choose from one of the available asbestos inspections:

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.

Visual asbestos inspection

Visual asbestos  inspections are generally carried out in conjunction with pre-purchase building inspection reports. As the home or building is in the process of being sold and we are acting for the purchaser (not the property owner), we generally don’t have permission to remove samples for testing purposes.

Visual inspection and asbestos testing

Visual + asbestos testing is the main asbestos inspection service undertaken.

The service includes:

  • An intensive inspection of all the potential areas where asbestos may be found in your house
  • We safely remove samples for lab analysis to confirm findings
  • Get you confirmation on the asbestos status of the house

Air Monitoring

Air monitoring is undertaken generally where it is suspected asbestos fibers may have become airborne. This may be a consequence of accidental damage or demolition of  materials possibly containing asbestos.

Asbestos Removal

If you receive a positive test for asbestos, the next step is consider asbestos removal. If need asbestos removed, then we recommend you visit Jim’s Asbestos Removal.

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How 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.

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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

Do you manage a workplace?

If so, you need an asbestos inspection, Workplace Register and Management Plan.  Workplace Managers click here.

What others are saying

  • "I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anybody that maybe building a new home."

    May 29, 2014 by Owen MaherInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (Werribee, VIC)
  • "I would recommend Graeme to my friends if they needed a building report. "

    Apr 29, 2014 by G. BayleyInspector: Jim’s Building Inspections (Geelong, VIC)
  • "Murray arrived on time and did a wonderful inspection. He pointed out defects that we didn't know we had."

    Jun 26, 2014 by Jean KyleInspector Jim’s Building Inspections (Burleigh Waters, QLD)
  • "I decided to purchase a property a week before it was going to auction. On the date of the final inspection, I contacted David to see he could do a last minute inspection - and he did!"

    Jul 08, 2014 by Christine NaumovskiInspector: Jim’s Building Inspections (Werribee, VIC)
  • "I asked Robert for a second opinion, he showed that my heating ducts had not been put back and I was simply heating the soil under the house!"

    Jun 21, 2014 by Sue Le LievreInspector: Jim's Building Inspections (Brighton, VIC)
  • "Engaging Jim's was the decision that saved me from total ruin...My home renovation was turning into a nightmare due to slow and defective work by my builder & I would not have not known how serious the issues were had I not had a professional inspection done."

    May 12, 2014 by IkkyInspector Name: Jim’s Building Inspections (Hills District, NSW)