Airsafe is Sydney’s most respected asbestos consultancy. We offer NATA accredited asbestos testing and inspection services to businesses throughout Sydney’s greater Blue Mountains region. We have longstanding working relationships with the area’s best asbestos removal contractors, and can recommend a professional who won’t cut corners.
Asbestos in the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains, a major gateway to Western New South Wales, is a region rich in history. In the 1850s, gold was discovered in the Bathurst district, a finding that resulted in a lot of people travelling across the scenic region. Since this time, the area has become home to many who enjoy peaceful, country living.
Unfortunately, most properties in the Blue Mountains—both residential and commercial—were built during a time when a great deal of building products were manufactured using asbestos.
And so, as in most places in Australia, residences in the Blue Mountains district are likely to contain asbestos. Some of the most common places where asbestos can be found in your property are:
- artificial brick cladding
- exterior fibre cement cladding
- flexible building boards – bathroom linings, cement tile underlay
- corrugated cement roofing
- flue pipes
- architectural cement pipe columns
- textured paint
- vinyl floor tiles or coverings
- insulation on hot water pipes
Given that the Blue Mountains is a regional area, you may have trouble finding an asbestos consultant locally with enough expertise to identify likely asbestos in your home or workplace.
The good news is: at Airsafe, we offer our services to local residents in all areas of the Blue Mountains and surrounding regions, from Blaxland to Katoomba, Kurrajong to Lithgow. We know the area well, and are happy to assist with your asbestos enquiries, no matter where your residence or workplace is located. And, if you need urgent assistance, we can have a consultant on site the same day.
Asbestos surveys for premises in the Blue Mountains
If you’re searching for help with an asbestos problem at your home or workplace, you may see advertising for cheap and affordable asbestos inspections in the Blue Mountains region. Unfortunately, these inspections are often carried out by people with little experience of asbestos.
So, why is Airsafe different? Unlike other businesses, all of our inspectors are asbestos experts. We’ve been in the industry for over 20 years, and all of our staff are extensively trained. At Airsafe, our asbestos and hazardous material survey reports are respected throughout the industry.
Furthermore, Airsafe has its own NATA accredited laboratory for asbestos testing. This means that we do not need to cut corners by minimising the number of samples we test.
Get a quick quote for an asbestos inspection for your property in the Blue Mountains
Asbestos testing – the Blue Mountains
If you feel you may have found potentially harmful asbestos at your location—residential or commercial—you can get a sample tested by Airsafe simply and easily. Our NATA accredited laboratory uses advanced scientific methods to give you a fast and accurate answer about the nature of your problem.
How to collect a sample for asbestos testing.
Note: At Airsafe, we understand that it may be difficult to transport a sample from the Blue Mountains to our Beaconsfield laboratory. Please contact us on 1300 888 338 to make alternative arrangements if necessary. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you over the phone is a sample is or isn’t asbestos.
Asbestos removal – the Blue Mountains
If your home or workplace contains asbestos that requires removal, it’s important to use a certified asbestos removal contractor who has expertise in the industry, not only for your safety, but for your peace of mind.
At Airsafe, we have over 20 years of experience in handling asbestos, both in the workplace and in the home. During that time, we’ve worked with just about every asbestos removal contractor in NSW. We know the contractors who take the right precautions, and which ones you should avoid. Call us on (02) 9555 9034 and we’ll be happy to recommend a trustworthy asbestos removal contractor who works in the Blue Mountains region.
To keep your family, employees, the general public and contractors safe, it’s important to have air monitoring in place whilst the asbestos is being removed, as well as after any accidental exposure to asbestos. Even fibro, a non-friable type of asbestos, can become friable if damaged or broken. Once that happens, air monitoring becomes a legal requirement. To avoid the risk of this happening, it’s best to have air monitoring in place from the beginning. The additional cost is minor in the grand scheme of things.
Furthermore if you are a workplace, the law says that you must also have an asbestos clearance inspection and report done at the end of asbestos or clean-up works.
Call Airsafe on (02) 9555 9034 to arrange air monitoring or a clearance inspection. We can also take care of your entire asbestos abatement process, managing outside contractors and ensuring all legal obligations are met.
Asbestos emergencies in the Blue Mountains
Have you found something at your location that might be asbestos?
Don’t worry – wherever you are in the Blue Mountains region, Airsafe can have an asbestos consultant at your door within a few hours.
Our consultant will assess the location, give you the right advice about what to do next, collect samples for testing if necessary, and install air monitoring equipment to make sure workers are safe and the immediate environment is free of airborne asbestos.
Keep safe. Call Airsafe today on 1300 888 338 for rapid response in an emergency
Council requirements on asbestos – the Blue Mountains
Each council in the region has a page containing advice and requirements about dealing with asbestos: