Safe Removal Of Asbestos

Posted: 23rd September 2014

Asbestos can be used for many things. At one point it was used for much more than it is now, including brake pads, insulation, roofing, and even lawn furniture. Once the health risks were noted, countries began scaling back mining and production of asbestos products. Asbestos was also commonly used in ship building during World War II due to its sound absorption and fire retardant qualities that made it popular in the beginning.

The main reason asbestos was used throughout much of the world is due to the many qualities it has. Besides being a sound absorber and fire retardant, asbestos also has the qualities of being non-conductive to electricity, heat resistant, chemical resistant, and has also been amazingly affordable throughout history. It is because of these qualities that it was used worldwide and in so many different ways, building insulation being among the most common.

Even though asbestos is a known danger, it is still mined throughout the world in countries such as Russia, China, and Canada. Many countries, such as the UK, New Zealand, and Australia have banned the use of asbestos completely and have stopped mining the mineral. The United States is one of the few countries that still find uses for it. The largest mine is the Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Quebec and is now closed.

Not many people know that asbestos is actually a mineral that occurs in nature which contains silicon. There are six different types of it that are widely recognised by several environmental protection agencies and all of them have the ability to cause cancer if in close proximity. It is because of this that the removal of asbestos from the home, office, or anywhere else is so important for healthy living.


KBE Asbestos Removal specialists can proudly offer the residents of Perth, Australia first class removal of asbestos. They have the proper training and licensing to be able to handle safe removal of asbestos, transport, and disposal. As they also do roofing and wall cladding, they can easily replace asbestos products used in homes, offices, and any other building.

So if asbestos removal is a serverice you are currently seeking, please give KBE Asbestos Removal a call today on (08) 9358 1170.