Asbestos Removal and Roofing is a Cape Town
based company specialising in the safe
and effective removal and disposal of all friable and bonded asbestos.
We are also a full-service roofing company offering
solutions for residential and commercial property in
Cape Town and surrounding areas.
• Identifying Asbestos
• Asbestos Sampling and Testing
• Asbestos Removal
• Asbestos Encasulation
• Roofing & Re-roofing
WHAT IS ASBESTOS?
Asbestos refers to a group of six
naturally occurring minerals, all
containing thin fibrous crystals…
WHERE IS ASBESTOS FOUND?
The tiny fibers that make up asbestos
were often added to other materials such as cloth, paper, plastic etc…
WHY REMOVE Asbestos?
In the 1980’s research started indicating very negative effects on human health and asbestos started losing its popularity…
The Best Asbestos Removal in Cape Town
If you are in search of the most efficient contractors for asbestos removal in Cape Town, you have come to the right place. Asbestos Removal & Roofing operates throughout the entire Western Cape.
Our services, which include asbestos removal in Paarl, are affordable and reliable. Clients are always satisfied with our staff because they are knowledgeable and aware of all the dangers related to working with materials containing asbestos.
They have undergone relevant and necessary training to ensure the safety of everyone on the site. This is why we are the number one option for asbestos removal in the Western Cape.
Safe Asbestos Removal in Paarl
As soon as you suspect that there may be asbestos in some of the building material on your property, it is critical to contact a registered asbestos contractor, such as Asbestos Removal & Roofing. There are specific guidelines and regulations which have to be adhered to at all times. We have a tried and tested procedure in place to make the removal efficient and safe.
Asbestos disposal in Cape Town is done with great caution. The first thing that needs to be done is to determine whether or not there is asbestos present. Our team has years of experience in identifying asbestos and will be able to look for signs indicative of the fibres.
Sampling and testing is the next step. At this stage it will be established whether asbestos is in fact present. Once confirmed that the material contains asbestos, the type and amount will be ascertained. Approved Asbestos Inspection Authority Certified contractors are in control of the testing process.
By this time the Asbestos Removal & Roofing team will commence with the disposal. During this stage many precautions are made to get rid of the asbestos, without releasing fibres into the air. Occupational Health and Safety regulations are taken very seriously. Adhering to these safety standards are non-negotiable. The working conditions and operations of our team are monitored at all times to ensure that the risks of working with asbestos are controlled and eliminated. Having a high regard for health and safety, as well as being cautious and responsible, is what enables our team to do their work properly. The job is not done until our team is 100 % certain that there are no asbestos fibres in the air. The final check is done three days after the completion of the asbestos removal. If there are any fibres in the air, another clean-up will be conducted.
Asbestos which remains intact is not a safety hazard. It only becomes a health concern when the material gets damaged and the asbestos fibres become exposed. Working with asbestos can be extremely dangerous, especially when it is not done by an experienced professional.
Fibres being set free is one of the main fears contractors have when removing asbestos. When inhaled, these airborne particles have the potential to cause agonising diseases such as Mesothelioma and lung cancer. This possibility exists even when the exposure was to a small amount of asbestos for a brief moment. That is why it is so important to arrange for a contractor to inspect your property for asbestos. Do not be fooled – the inhalation of asbestos fibres does have the potential to cause you or your loved ones suffering. It’s symptoms and effects are often only noticed years after the exposure to the asbestos dust. Prevention is better than cure.
Asbestos encapsulation is an option which has to be considered before simply removing the asbestos containing material. Although certain laws have been put in place to prohibit the use of asbestos, there are cases where it is safer to leave the asbestos where it is. When this is the advised solution, encapsulation paint it used to prevent deterioration. All the benefits and possible risks of using encapsulation paint should be considered to avoid doing more harm than good, depending on the condition, type, amount and location of the asbestos.
Roofing and re-roofing is another one of our reputable services offered throughout the Western Cape. There are many replacement options available for those who need a substitute for an old asbestos roof. Your roofing contractor will advise you on which option would be most appropriate for your property. There are always benefits and possible drawbacks to think about before you invest in any type of new roof. The roofing options available today, are not only cheaper than asbestos, but also much safer as there is no risk of Chrysotile fibres being set free into the atmosphere.
The removal process must be done in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations. If the asbestos removal method is approved, it means that the process is not hazardous and won’t pose a danger to anyone working on the site or those in the immediate environment. Over the years, our staff has built up expertise and invaluable knowledge while working on asbestos removal operations in places such as Somerset West, Paarl and Cape Town. Health and safety is the focus of every method we put to use in a work day.
For the safe asbestos removal in Cape Town, contact us today. The Asbestos Removal & Roofing team will visit your property in the Western Cape to first do an inspection and determine the most suitable solution.
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