Investigate Before You Renovate
Was your house renovated or built before1990? If so, chances are it may contain asbestos. Before you start, be aware.
Asbestos can be found in many places around homes – including bathrooms, under flooring and even the fuse box!
Just like plumbing and electrical work, asbestos removal – or jobs around the home that might uncover asbestos – are jobs best left to the experts.
If you are unsure if something contains asbestos, do not disturb it, drill it, cut it or break it. Have it assessed by a licensed assessor. If asbestos needs to be removed before you start work, use a licensed asbestos removalist. In some circumstances the law requires it.
For more information or to find a licensed asbestos assessor and removalist visit: asbestos.nsw.gov.au
Be aware that there is no safe minimum level of exposure to asbestos fibres.