Yes, asbestos is safe provided it is left undisturbed and the fibres are not exposed. If you’re in doubt, consult an expert to aide in the identification of asbestos containing materials.
What types of buildings are most likely to have asbestos?
Buildings constructed between approximately 1930 and 1990 are likely to contain asbestos containing materials. All types of buildings; including houses, units, townhouses, warehouses, commercial lots and office buildings could contain asbestos.
Do I need to be concerned about asbestos when renovating?
If your building was constructed between 1930 and 1990 it is strongly advisable to consult a professional about having your property tested for asbestos. If your property contains asbestos, it’s important that your tradespeople are made aware before they begin work on your property. Extra care should be taken to ensure that asbestos fibres and not disturbed and spread.