Australia’s current obsession with home renovation and flipping older homes for profit has come at a cost.
Asbestos-related diseases continue to increase among Australians as a direct result of exposure to asbestos fibres during home renovations and raising awareness about the dangers of this commonly-encountered building material has never been more important.
Asbestos Awareness Month, taking place this November, provides the perfect platform to educate as many Australian home renovators and ‘flippers’ as possible about where asbestos can be typically be found and how to best to manage it.
Since 2005, HTS Group has been providing asbestos testing, sampling and removal solutions across NSW, ACT, VIC, and QLD.
“With our long history in this field, HTS Group will be doing our part to raise awareness and educate the community during Asbestos Awareness Month,” Trevor Grieve, Business Development Manager at HTS Group said.
“We will also be raising money to support those impacted by asbestos-related diseases.”
Many wrongly believe that only fibro homes contain asbestos.
Asbestos products can be found in any Australian home built or renovated before 1987 even brick, weatherboard, and clad homes.
Asbestos can be found under floor coverings such as carpets, linoleum and vinyl tiles, behind wall and floor tiles, in cement floors, internal and external walls, ceilings, eaves, garages, around hot water pipes, fences, extensions to homes, outdoor toilets, dog kennels and backyard sheds.
“We are skilled in removing any amount of friable or non-friable asbestos and offer sampling, testing and analysing of material by a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) endorsed laboratory,” Mr Grieve said.
“We take great pride in the work we undertake for all our clients, large and small, and ensure the same attention to detail is always provided.”
HTS Group offer after hours asbestos removal for your peace of mind.
If you are working on a project – large or small – and are unsure if your home contains asbestos, or how to remove it if it does, contact one of the friendly and experienced HTS Group team members on 1300 600 144.