Commercial Friable Asbestos Removal – Hawthorn
PROAS Asbestos Removal recently removed friable asbestos from a commercial property in the eastern suburb of Hawthorn. The window infill panels of this property were contaminated with friable asbestos which is when asbestos is at its most hazardous, so as a result, it had to be removed.
Friable asbestos is asbestos that contains materials that can be reduced to a powder. Because it can be easily turned into a powder, this type of asbestos can be released into the environment and if it comes into contact with individuals, it can be very dangerous and hazardous to an individual’s health.
To get rid of this type of asbestos, PROAS first constructed an enclosure under negative air pressure, installed a 3 stage decontamination unit then installed negative air pressure exhaust units in the space to prevent the contaminated asbestos air from escaping the room.
The image below shows what the property looked like with the enclosure surrounding the window panels:
To make sure no contaminated air leaked out of the enclosure a smoke test was conducted, and PROAS then removed the asbestos by wetting the window panels. We then removed the enclosure after decontaminating the panels and an independent hygienist came and inspected the panels to see if it was properly cleaned and could be re-occupied for normal use.
The inspection was a success and PROAS were able to closely monitor the enclosure and spray it with PVA glue to make sure any unseen fibres be sealed permanently so that they do not escape into the environment. After this process, the clearance was issued and the property was asbestos free.
This project took 3 months to complete, however, the completion date on projects differs because of the size and severity of the asbestos.
If you’re looking for a Melbourne asbestos removal company, PROAS Asbestos Removal specialises in asbestos removal and are located in Melbourne. We have all the equipment and experience needed to remove friable asbestos from commercial or residential properties. Call 1300 2 PROAS or send us an enquiry via our website!