If you own a house, it is important to note that asbestos cannot be identified by looking at the material.
To identify asbestos containing materials (ACM), samples have to be taken to a laboratory.
Before the 1980s, the use of ACM was permitted in construction of homes and commercial building.
As such, having your house/building tested first before even considering to renovate or demolish it is the wisest step you could take.
TMT Industries, based at Warners Bay, specialise in asbestos removal (Class A), mould removal and soft stripouts, servicing residential, commercial, industrial and domestic clients across the Newcastle, Upper and Lower Hunter, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions.
"TMT Industries offer the highest standard of service and professionalism," managing director Patricia Wilson said.
"We have a team dedicated to the safe removal of asbestos and our removal processes give our customers peace of mind, knowing their homes or businesses are safe during and after the removal process."
TMT begin with a thorough site analysis to identify hazards. They then liaise with neighbours to alert them of any potential disruption and make sure that the job is done as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise any inconvenience. Upon the completion of the job, TMT provides documentation to vouch for the complete removal of ACMs from the site.
"We pride ourselves on offering a complete end to end service that is above industry standard; ensuring that all asbestos is disposed of in a legal and safe manner," Patricia said.
"Using our industry-leading techniques, we remove friable asbestos safely and efficiently ensuring that no asbestos fibres are released into the atmosphere during and after the operation. Our reliability and flexibility allows the work to be completed at a time that suits you. We leave properties clean and safe, allowing you to return with no safety concerns for you or your family.
"Our personal protective clothing and equipment are of the highest quality. We care about your safety as much as we care about our own.
TMT Industries is fully insured, with $20 million public liability, statutory liability and workers compensation insurance and has been entrusted to remove asbestos from primary schools, high schools, hospitals and government buildings.
"We have a long list of previous clients, who are more than happy to give you feedback on all aspects of our work," Patricia said.
For more information, call direct 0448 114 848 anytime, 4947 1579 Monday to Friday 9am-3pm, or visit www.tmtindustries.com.au.