Asbestos Removal

Asbestos – The Silent Killer!!

For over 30 years Australian building products contained asbestos and this presents a dilemma for today’s renovators.

If exposed, dangerous particles found in roofing, sheeting, pipes, insulation, electrical fittings, floor tiles and other products present a real and present danger for home and building owners.

Don’t risk it! Contact Hoses, the trusted name in asbestos removal. We’re fully licensed, EPA and government approved.
Contact us soon and we can organise to visit your home or commercial premises and provide you with a FREE asbestos appraisal!

Hoses remove troublesome asbestos for government agencies, local councils, developers, industry, the agricultural sector, on retail sites and residential locations right across Queensland.

What do our clients have to say?

SGQ PTY LTD is a Queensland based, Civil Contractor targeting Main Roads and Local Council infrastructure projects between Brisbane and Rockhampton. As workplace safety and compliance with governing regulations are key priorities we choose and only engage with subcontractors who meet our strict evaluation criteria. We choose to do business with DJ & MA Hose Pty Ltd.

Roderick Hartland – Infrastructure Manager – Wide Bay

It’s great to recommend Hoses, a company with a good track record over many years!

Robert Olds – Managing Director
WM Olds & Sons

DJ & MA Hose Pty Ltd is a multi-faceted company that consistently performs highly in our evaluation process and as a result we have engaged them on a number of consecutive Fraser Coast Regional Council projects by SGQ.

Roderick Hartland – Infrastructure Manager – Wide Bay

We keep coming back to David, Meryl and their team at Hoses because the jobs that they take on are always done right and that’s how things should be!

Robert Olds – Managing Director
WM Olds & Sons

SGQ & Hoses continue to tender on joint venture infrastructure and plant hire projects and we seek their advice in providing expert analysis of asbestos and other contaminated materials, structural risk assessment and demolition components.

Roderick Hartland – Infrastructure Manager – Wide Bay

Did You Know?

  • Inhaling asbestos fibres is dangerous to your health and that of your family or work colleagues.
  • Houses built before 1990 are likely to contain asbestos products.
  • The health risk of undisturbed asbestos products is low.
  • Homeowners, householders & business operators should engage experienced and licensed professionals to undertake home renovations and asbestos removal.

How Did it Come To This?

Friable asbestos products have been commonly used in commercial and industrial settings since the late 1800s for fireproofing, soundproofing and insulation. Some friable products were also used in houses and may still be found in houses built before 1990.

In Australia, asbestos cement materials were first manufactured in the 1920s and were commonly used in the manufacture of residential building materials from the mid-1940s until the late 1980s.

During the 1980s asbestos cement materials were phased out in favour of asbestos-free products. From 31 December 2003, the total ban on the manufacture, use, reuse, import, transport, storage or sale of all forms of asbestos came into force.

Houses built before 1990 more than likely contain asbestos impacted building materials, especially in the eaves, internal and external wall cladding, ceilings (particularly in wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries), roofing products and fencing materials.

Even a few houses built in the 1990s and early 2000s may still contain asbestos!

Where Should You Start Your Search?

The vast majority of products used in houses were bonded asbestos cement materials, including:

  • Roofing
  • Shingles and siding (villaboard and similar)
  • Exterior and interior wall cladding
  • Eaves
  • Fencing
  • Thermal boards around fireplaces
  • Water or flue pipes

Some friable asbestos products may also be found around your home or commercial premises, including:

  • Asbestos-rope door gaskets in wood stoves
  • Loose-fill roofing insulation
  • Spray-on insulation or soundproofing
  • Low-density asbestos fibreboard
  • Insulation on hot-water pipes, domestic heaters and stoves etc
  • Backing material on floor tiles and vinyl flooring
  • Some carpet underlay
  • Textured paints, decorative ceiling coatings
  • Heat-resistant fabrics
  • Brick and plaster sealants, fillers and some adhesive products

Exposure to Asbestos – Don’t Risk it

It’s important to consider that hail or fire damage, or badly weathered asbestos products and materials may pose a risk. Remember – asbestos cement materials become friable when they are sufficiently damaged, badly weathered or otherwise deteriorated!

Stay safe with our asbestos
I.D. Locator document

Stay informed with our asbestos I.D. Locator Document, covering where asbestos might be found in your home/office, as well as a six-step plan to help you avoid it.

Asbestos FAQs

How do I know if it's asbestos?
The only way to tell if asbestos is present is to have a sample taken and tested. We provide a service to attend the site to collect a sample to be sent away to a NATA accredited lab for results. Any home built before 1990 can be presumed to contain asbestos, however, the only accurate way to determine is to have it tested.
Do I have to vacate the premises whilst you work?

Yes. It is recommended for health and safety precautions of you and others that whilst we are performing our work, any occupants of the house/building vacate until the job is entirely completed.

What is the difference between bonded and friable asbestos?

Bonded asbestos products tend to be solid and sturdy and cannot be crumbled or reduced to powder by hand pressure in the way that friable asbestos can. Friable products contain raw asbestos that can easily be crumbled into fine material or dust that becomes airborne.

Time to get Serious – Request an Appraisal or Removal Quote

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Contact details

246 Ariadne Street, Maryborough, QLD 4650

Call us on 07 4121 6644 or
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Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

After hours service available
(Times may vary on public holidays)