What should I do if I find asbestos?

The best course of action to remove asbestos safely around the home in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coasts, is, don’t touch it. Asbestos is a risk in the home when it is disturbed in a way that produces dust that contains asbestos fibres. In many cases the presence of asbestos-containing materials in the home is no cause for alarm if the material has not been damaged.

If the material is not damaged and shows no signs of wear and tear it can often be left in place. For example, internal asbestos cement sheet walls or ceilings that are in good condition and coated with paint do not pose a risk to health, while they are not showing signs of degradation or damage.


If materials containing asbestos are in your home and are in good condition (i.e. undamaged, undisturbed), the safest option is to leave them alone.

Visually inspect the materials from time to time for deterioration and damage.

If you are thinking about working with or removing a material that contains asbestos, please consider the following:

If you have to handle or work with asbestos it is important to remember:

It is recommended that loosely-bound asbestos only be removed by a licensed professional, as health risks associated with handling this type of material are far greater than for firmly-bound asbestos.

A householder may legally remove asbestos from their property, however as asbestos poses a health risk during removal, packaging, transport and disposal, it is important that it is handled safely during these operations.

Please refer to the OHS Reps web-site for further information regarding the safe handling and removal of asbestos in the home.

If it is in good condition (e.g. undamaged), can you leave it alone?

Do you know the alternatives to removing the material containing asbestos (e.g. painting or sealing, covering with a non-asbestos product)?

Can you comply with the laws and safety procedures for working with asbestos?

For your safety you should contact or use a licensed asbestos removalist, If you are thinking of removing it yourself then!

  • Do Not use power tools
  • Do Not use abrasive cutting or sanding discs
  • Do Not use compressed air
  • Do Not use high-pressure hoses
  • Do Not walk on corrugated asbestos cement roofs as you may run the risk of falling through the roof
  • Do Not leave asbestos products around the garden where they may be broken or crushed
  • Do get the material tested by a NATA-accredited laboratory if you are unsure if it contains asbestos
  • Always work with asbestos in well-ventilated areas
  • Ensure the material is thoroughly wet down and kept wet during work to minimise the release of fibres and dust

BBM Contracts are specialists in asbestos removal throughout Brisbane and the rest of Queensland. We are fully licensed and insured with an extensive experience of over 30 years in the asbestos industry in Australia and the United Kingdom. We are prescribed activity business certificate holders with 20 million insurance cover.

Our asbestos removal services are of the highest quality and most affordable that you will find and we guarantee to beat any written quote saving you time and money.

You can contact one of our service managers directly, Rob Berry on mobile 0424 733 663 or Dave McDonagh on mobile 0404 922 816 to set up a suitable time that fits into your schedule.

We are Class A fully licensed and insured with an extensive experience of over 30 years in the asbestos industry in Australia and the United Kingdom. We are prescribed activity business certificate holders with 20 million insurance cover.

Our business is registered with QLD Goverment to transport and dispose of asbestos waste. All of our employees are fully trained in asbestos removal and have up to date certificates. We are members of the Demolishers, Recyclers and Asbestos Contractors Association Qld (DRACAQ website) and offer a reliable and safe service to everyone. All of our work on asbestos containing material is carried out under A Class supervision and fully guaranteed.

We guarantee that asbestos around your home or work will be removed using the recommended decontamination procedures and we have completed many projects for government departments including QLD WHSQLD HealthQLD Department of EducationQLD Department of Transport & Main Roads.

All asbestos removal and decontamination work carried out in accordance with:

  • (WHSQ) Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Act 2011
  • Public Health Act 2005;
  • Environmental Protection Act 1994;
  • Environmental Protection Regulation 2008;
  • (WHSQ) Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Regulation 2011; and
  • (WHSQ) Workplace Health and Safety Queensland How to Safely Remove Asbestos Code of Practice 2011.

Set an appointment today by simply contact Rob 0424 733 663 or Dave 0404 922 816 directly or contact head office on 1300 427 237 or complete the form below.

Your Asbestos Problem is No Problem as it is Removed Quickly, Efficiently and Cost Effectively with BBM Contracts Pty Ltd, we guarrantee to beat any written quote.

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