Locate and record asbestos
Know where asbestos-containing products could be in your home. If in doubt, get products tested, or, alternatively assume asbestos is present and take the necessary precautions, as outlined below.
Ensure that asbestos is in good condition
Maintain asbestos-containing products in good condition, such as through use of paint or other surface finishes, enclosures and capping.
Replace damaged or friable asbestos
Friable asbestos should only be removed by a licensed asbestos removalist. Replace damaged or dismantled asbestos cement materials with asbestos-free products. If in doubt, use a professional licensed asbestos removalist to do any removal work.
Get the right advice
Use a licensed asbestos removalist
Engage a licensed asbestos removalist when undertaking home renovations or demolitions where asbestos may be present. Consider checking their procedures and quality of clean-up.
If you do decide to undertake home renovations where asbestos is present, we have some practical guidance you should review before doing any work.