DIY Asbestos Sampling
Are you thinking about renovating? Was your property built before 31st December 2003 (or if you live in QLD before 31 December 1989)? If so, your building or home could contain asbestos. Consider asbestos sampling before undertaking any DIY renovations.
Asbestos was popular with the manufacturers of building materials due to its resistance to fire, electrical current, heat and chemical damage. It is also extremely strong. As a result asbestos was commonly used throughout Australia in a range of products up until 1990. However asbestos was not completely banned in Australia until 2003. To date it is estimated that asbestos has been used in up to 3000 different products including household building materials such as:
- Ceiling tiles
- Fibre Cement sheeting (fibro)
- Vinyl tiles, vinyl sheeting and laminate products
- Insulation material
- ‘Zelimite’ – electrical switchboard backing
- Hessian carpet underlay
- Vermiculite ceiling (bubble/popcorn ceiling)
- Low density board (LDB)
- Plaster compounds
- Textured paint
- Water pipes
- Imitation brick cladding
- Roof tiles
- Super six corrugated roof sheeting
Submitting Asbestos Samples
Submitting an asbestos sample to our laboratory is a quick and easy process. Simply follow the step below:
- If submitting for Bulk Identification collect a piece of material that is (where possible) the size of a 50 cent piece;
- Double bag the sample in two clip seal lunch bags;
- Complete the ‘QF-930-001 – Sample Submission Form‘; or
- If submitting an Air Monitoring sample complete the ‘QF-930-001AM – Fibre Count Sample Submission Form‘; and
- Deliver to the locations listed on our contact us page for analysis.
Click to download our DIY Asbestos Sampling Guide for information on how to safely take an asbestos sample for analysis by our NATA accredited laboratory.
The Workcover Queensland website provides details regarding the removal of asbestos.
For more help, go to http://www.yourasbestos.com.au/