Residential Asbestos Removal

Rapid Asbestos Removals Perth are a local company specialising in residential asbestos removal.

Where can I find asbestos around my home?

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

  • 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 is airborne it becomes a major health risk that can affect you and affect you and your family.

In most cases, Asbestos can be identified 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 10 years’ 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 fully licenced to 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 are extremely thorough and professional. Not only do we remove the asbestos material, we remove all the nails, bolts and screws used to attach the asbestos material. Our next step is to seal all the beams with a clear-dry 10% PVA glue and then complete the decontamination with certified asbestos HAPA vacuums. We will also perform asbestos air monitoring to test the air during and after the removal of asbestos.
WorkSafe WA certified At Rapid, we are audited by WorkSafe WA on a yearly basis. Each year we exceed the legal standards for both our equipment and our protective clothing. Upon completion of removal, we will provide an Asbestos Clearance Certificate, 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 a number of factors e.g. fencing may be charged at a different rate depending on access, soil type, obstructions and quantity.

There are companies that 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 prices for the following asbestos-containing materials:

Frequently asked questions

If you are planning on renovating your property, you likely have a budget. Many people decide to skip asbestos testing, in order to keep costs low. It is almost guaranteed that if your house was built before the 1990s it will 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 also pose a health threat to them. In addition, if asbestos is present, this will cause downtime leading to higher costs in the long run.

To keep yourself and your family safe and to reduce costly delays during a renovation project, use a licensed and certified residential asbestos removal contractor. 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 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 that is situated just above head height along the walls. The top third of the walls is 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.

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.