Welcome to NO1 Asbestos Removal Melbourne
Melbourne´s Asbestos Testing, Removal and Disposal Experts
NO1 Asbestos Removal Melbourne is a leading asbestos removal company. We specialise in the safe removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials from residential and commercial properties in and around Melbourne.
We’ll take care of everything for you, from asbestos surveys and removal to asbestos disposal and site demolitions. Due to our extensive experience in the field, we can give you expert advice regarding asbestos’s safe management and handling on your premises.
Asbestos is known as a hidden killer, and therefore it’s important to use professionals like NO1 Asbestos Removals Melbourne to deal with your asbestos issues. Our licenced technicians have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are qualified to perform every type of asbestos project.
Health and safety are of paramount importance to us. We ensure that our staff, clients and members of the public are protected at all times during any activities we carry out. Once we have finished our work, we ensure that the area is thoroughly decontaminated.
All our asbestos work is 100% guaranteed and conforms to Australian standards and health and safety practices.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral composed of flexible fibres that are heat and flame-resistant. Due to its extraordinary properties, asbestos was widely used in thousands of products for applications such as insulation materials, roof panels and brake linings.
The material doesn’t pose a health risk if left undisturbed. However, when chipped, broken, drilled, or in a deteriorated state, it can release a cloud of dust that contains asbestos fibres. Asbestos exposure is hazardous to health when the fibres are inhaled. They can give rise to asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis (a lung disease) and mesothelioma.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) cautions that there is no safe level of exposure that can prevent you from developing an asbestos-related condition. But those most at risk are workers who have been exposed to asbestos fibres over long periods.
There are six types of asbestos that are split into two categories: Amphibole and serpentine.
- Crocidolite – also known as blue asbestos
- Amosite – also known as brown asbestos
Amphibole asbestos fibres have a straight, jagged shape.
- Chrysotile -also known as white asbestos
Serpentine asbestos fibres are curly.
In 2003, asbestos was banned in Australia. According to the law, it is illegal to store, supply, import, sell, install, use or re-use asbestos materials. But it is not a problem of the past. The dangerous material is still present in many buildings in the country.
The only form of asbestos currently mined is chrysotile (white asbestos). According to WHO, it can also cause severe diseases like lung cancer. It is banned in Australia and many other countries. However, it is still used in limited quantities in the United States.
Asbestos In The Home And Workplace
There are several laws and compliance codes covering asbestos in the workplace. For example, the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017. You can read them here.
If you think there is asbestos in your home, you should have it inspected by a licenced professional. The Victoria State Government has an interactive tool to help you find and identify asbestos in the home.
There are two types of asbestos removal licences:
This authorises the removal of any type of friable asbestos. Friable asbestos can be turned to powder by touch or is easily crumbled. Class A licence holders are also authorised to perform class B removal work.
This authorises the removal of more than ten square metres of non-friable asbestos. This is asbestos that cannot be damaged by the human hand and is unlikely to release harmful fibres into the air. It also authorises the taking away of any debris associated with the removal of non-friable asbestos. However, a class B licence doesn´t authorise the removal of friable asbestos.
You can read more about asbestos removal licences at WorkSafe Victoria.
Industries We Serve
- Warehouse facilities
- Property managers
- Real estate agents
- And more
We perform our asbestos services with maximum attention to health and safety regulations. Safety is always our number one concern.
We are proud to be an asbestos testing service Melbourne homeowners and businesses trust. Our asbestos testing service will give a definitive answer as to whether you have asbestos-containing materials on your property.
NO1 Asbestos Removal Melbourne’s highly trained professionals will inspect your home or business premises for signs of asbestos. We’ll take a small sample of any suspicious-looking material and send it to our partner National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)-accredited lab for analysis. When the results come back, we’ll inform you immediately.
Whether you’re purchasing an older home and need an asbestos removal service or have discovered the hazardous material on your property, we’re here to help. We are qualified and licenced to remove all types of asbestos-containing materials no matter where they’re located on a property. For example, ceilings, floors, garages, sheds, eaves and gutters.
NO1’s asbestos removal teams arrive on time, work quickly and decontaminate areas once the asbestos has been removed. Our expertise and proven methods combined with cutting-edge equipment ensure no asbestos-containing materials remain.
We will remove any friable and non-friable asbestos from your property. Our vehicles are licenced to carry asbestos waste, and we dispose of it in facilities approved by the Victoria State Government. We dispose of waste safely, ensuring nobody is exposed to any toxic substances.
We decontaminate sites and ensure they’re 100% safe after every asbestos removal project. Our teams follow strict health and safety guidelines at all times.
Asbestos Site Demolition
Partial or whole building demolitions risk releasing dangerous asbestos fibres into the air. Before buildings are demolished, we can conduct a comprehensive asbestos survey and send sample materials to a NATA-accredited lab. If the presence of asbestos is confirmed, we can remove it safely.
Notifications and Clearance Certificates
After asbestos removal work has been completed, we take care of all notifications and certifications. A clearance certificate verifies that the building is safe for normal use.
Our Service Areas
- Melbourne Inner City & CBD
- Melbourne South & North
- Eastern Suburbs Melbourne
- Western Suburbs Melbourne
This is just a quick message to thank you very much for your brilliant service. Very professional and prompt removal of asbestos from our home. I was very impressed. – Brenda Sinclair
We recommend NO1 Asbestos Removal Melbourne to anyone needing to remove asbestos from their commercial property. The team was discreet, did the job quickly and thoroughly decontaminated the area afterwards. Thank you very much! – Tom Stacey
We were renovating the bathroom of our old home and knew we should get it checked for asbestos. We are so glad we found NO1 Asbestos Removal Melbourne. They turned up when they said they would and sent a sample to an accredited lab. When we got the positive results, we asked them to remove all traces of asbestos. They did an excellent job and were reassuring throughout, clearly explaining what was going on. – Andy and Sammy Wragg
NO1 Asbestos Removal Melbourne was very fast to react to our asbestos concerns. Having read articles about the dangers we were very worried. We used NO1 to remove asbestos from ducting in a crawl space. The team was very professional and talked us through everything they were doing. Great job! – Tom Madgwick
Need An Asbestos Inspection, Removal or Disposal Service?
No1 Asbestos Removal Melbourne is a respected and reliable asbestos removal company in Melbourne. Whether you intend to renovate an older property or knock down a building to make way for something new, it´s important to consider the presence of asbestos.
Our team comprises qualified and licenced specialists who are best placed to diagnose and safely remove asbestos from your commercial or residential property. We have gained an enviable reputation for our expertise and dedication to our job. And we offer some of the most affordable prices in Victoria.
What´s more, if we uncover asbestos on your property during our onsite inspection, we´ll provide you with a free consultation about what to do next. This will include our recommendations for safe removal, disposal and decontamination. In some situations, we may be able to give you a quote for our removal services over the phone.
Please call the friendly team at NO1 Asbestos Removal Melbourne today for more information. We will be happy to answer any questions and can also provide you with quotes for any work, regardless of size or location.