Residential Asbestos Removal

Rapid Asbestos Removals specialises in residential asbestos removal. We are a family-owned company with over ten years of experience removing asbestos from Perth homes. Our client’s safety is our main priority, which is why we complete every job to the highest standard.

Where can I find asbestos in the home?

Asbestos in residential homes is commonplace throughout Perth. As a general rule, if your house was built before the 1990s, it likely contains asbestos. Asbestos was used commonly throughout Australia in building materials due to its durability and fire-resistant properties. Some places asbestos materials are likely to be present include:

  • Eaves
  • Internal and external wall cladding
  • Fences
  • Corrugated cement roofing
  • Flue pipes
  • Vinyl floor tiles or covering
  • Insulation on hot water pipes, old domestic heaters and stoves

When asbestos fibres are airborne, it becomes a major health risk that can affect you and your family.
In most cases, asbestos can be identified within materials by inspecting it. If your home was built before 1990, and you are repairing or renovating, it’s essential to carry out an
asbestos inspection and testing and asbestos removal and asbestos disposal if required.

Why choose Rapid for your residential asbestos removal?

Rapid Asbestos Removals are a local and family-owned company with over ten years of experience in residential asbestos removal. Our client’s safety and satisfaction are our main priority, which is why we complete every job to the safest and highest standard.

Licenced & insured Rapid Asbestos Removals are fully insured to execute all residential asbestos-related projects. Our cover includes $20 Million Public Liability Insurance, $1 Million Statutory Liability and Workers Compensation. At Rapid Asbestos, we are a licenced asbestos removalist company that can carry out asbestos removal and disposal. We hold a Class B licence. This licence is needed to remove non-friable asbestos.
Friendly & professional Our residential asbestos removal team is extremely thorough and professional. We remove the asbestos material and remove all the nails, bolts, and screws used to attach the asbestos material. Our next step is to vacuum with certified HEPA vacuums then complete the decontamination by sealing all the beams with a clear-dry 10% PVA glue . We will also perform asbestos air monitoring to test the air during and after removing asbestos.
WorkSafe WA certified At Rapid, we are audited by WorkSafe WA on a yearly basis. Each year, we exceed the legal standards for our equipment and protective clothing. Upon completion of our asbestos removal service, we will provide an Asbestos Clearance Certificate carried out by an independent hygienist in accordance with Worksafe WHS requirements, which declares the site as cleared and decontaminated.

How much does residential asbestos removal cost?

The price of the removal and disposal of asbestos material can vary on several factors, e.g. fencing may be charged at a different rate depending on access, soil type, obstructions and quantity.

Some companies offer to ‘match any quote’ – we don’t do this. It is a clear indication that they are overcharging you from the start. Our prices are highly competitive, and we guarantee you won’t get a better result.

We also guarantee a locked-in price (no hidden extras at the end), along with a quality and safety standard that we believe is unmatched in this industry. You can’t put a price on the health and safety of you, your family or co-workers.

Check out our following asbestos removal prices:

Frequently asked questions

If you plan to renovate your property, you likely have a budget. Many people decide to skip asbestos testing to keep costs low. It is almost guaranteed that if your house was built before the 1990s, it would contain asbestos in some form.

Exposure to asbestos during renovations is commonplace in Australia. Many have performed DIY jobs to remove the asbestos leading to major health risks. In fact, renovators have been tipped as being the next wave of people suffering from asbestosis and mesothelioma.

If your renovation project includes other contractors such as tilers, if no asbestos testing is done prior, this can pose a health threat. In addition, if asbestos is present, this will cause downtime leading to higher costs in the long run.

Use a licensed and certified residential asbestos removal contractor to keep yourself and your family safe and reduce costly delays during a renovation project.

During your renovation, if you have a suspicion that you have found asbestos, it’s important to seek professional advice. At Rapid, our residential asbestos removal contractors will run through a step-by-step process of what you need to do to keep the site safe until it can be tested or removed.

As a guide for identifying asbestos in a bathroom, you may see a wooden or thin metal horizontal divider or baton situated just above head height along the walls. The top third of the walls are made of plasterboard; the bottom two-thirds are asbestos.

This is only a guide to the most common asbestos bathrooms we encounter. The only way to be 100% certain that a product is, or is not, asbestos is to have it inspected professionally.

As a guide for identifying asbestos in kitchens, you may see the same divider (as in the bathroom), but this will be situated at waist height. Again, it is important to contact a professional to identify and remove asbestos where needed.

Property demolition and asbestos are not a great mix. If the property you are demolishing contains asbestos, there is a high chance dangerous fibres will be released into the air. When inhaled, these asbestos fibres cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other types of diseases.

So, if you are planning on demolishing a property built before 1990, it is best first to arrange an inspection so that safe asbestos removal can occur.

It's possible that there are asbestos cement products in your house. Many homes built before the 1990s used building materials which contained asbestos, including asbestos cement products. Common asbestos cement products found in houses include roofing sheets, siding, pipes, and insulation boards.

Yes, asbestos-containing materials typically need to be removed by a licensed asbestos removalist. Asbestos removal is a highly regulated process due to the health risks associated with asbestos exposure. Licensed asbestos removalists have undergone specialised training and certification to safely handle asbestos materials and dispose of them according to strict guidelines set by regulatory authorities. Attempting to remove asbestos without proper training and equipment can pose serious health risks to individuals and the environment.

Airborne asbestos fibres pose serious health risks when inhaled. Even brief asbestos exposure can lead to long-term health problems due to the fibres embedding in the lungs. There is no safe level of exposure, and regulatory measures are in place to minimise risks. Prevention through proper handling, removal of asbestos products and correct disposal of asbestos waste is crucial to safeguard your health.

Asbestos hazards refer to the health risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibres. Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, can cause serious lung diseases, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis, when its fibres are inhaled or ingested.

Asbestos fibres can be released when asbestos containing materials are disturbed or damaged. Activities such as drilling, cutting, sanding, or even simple deterioration of materials can release asbestos fibres into the air. Additionally, renovations, demolitions, and natural disasters can also disturb asbestos containing material, leading to the release of fibres. Once airborne, these fibres pose a significant health risk if inhaled, potentially causing serious respiratory diseases. It's crucial to handle asbestos containing materials with care and follow proper safety procedures to prevent the release of fibres into the environment.

Need a certified asbestos removal contractor?

Here at Rapid Asbestos Removals, we are committed to getting the job done to the highest possible standard and charge competitive pricing for all our services. We understand that asbestos is a dangerous material and you only want the most qualified and experienced company to carry out the work.