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How to Safely Remove Your Popcorn Ceiling?

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Before the 1980’s, popcorn ceiling as known as cottage cheese ceiling or stucco ceiling often used in homes and buildings. It made from white asbestos fibres. But, nowadays you can find the most recent popcorn ceiling, which is based from paper or Styrofoam to create the texture. Removing popcorn ceiling is not as easy as it looks. Especially, when you have asbestos popcorn ceiling. It might

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3 Ways to Upgrade Your House Without Doing a Major Renovation

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

We all want a comfortable, cozy and well-designed home. While there are lots of DIY-ers out there who work tirelessly to upgrade their homes and seem to be improving or renovating constantly - it's impossible for those who do not know the difference between a drill and a table saw. Of course, this group of people can only hire someone to upgrade or renovate their home for them, but then it comes

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How to Choose Eco-Friendly Flooring for Your House

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

From the products we consume to the one that we use for cleaning our homes and all the materials that we use up to the-the building materials we may take to our homes, the environmentally friendly interests have steadily increased. Among the rooms in a house, bathrooms and kitchens are the most popular ones. It is because we spend most of our time there. Therefore, many people commonly ask about

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6 Steps to Achieve the Desirable Bathroom Renovation

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Renovating a bathroom can be such an exhausting work. The process is more complicated than renovating any other area in the building. It also can surprise you with a lot of hidden cost. But, everything will be worth it when you achieve the desirable result. Therefore, you need to prepare a good plan to build the desirable bathroom. 1. It is a professional work, not a DIY project As been

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When Do You Have to Worry about Asbestos?

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

As we know, most Australian buildings are contaminated with asbestos. The harmful substance is added to strengthen building materials. In other words, asbestos is important to increase the quality of building product. That’s why asbestos was widely used everywhere. Then, here comes the part when you probably ask: if it is important to make building materials stronger, why is it

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The Use of Vermiculite: Is Vermiculite Dangerous?

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Vermiculite is a type of silicate mineral that commonly used for its nature that would expand up to 80 times its normal size when in a high level of heat.  Vermiculite melting point is 1350 Celsius, which is why vermiculite is used as an insulating material and in fireproof products. However, the use of vermiculite had been put into disagreement for the commercial use since it contains

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How to Do an Asbestos Removal in Your Bathroom

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Asbestos was used in buildings within the 1940s to the 1980s in Australia. The material is recognized for its heat isolation, durability, and fire resistance. However, it is well-known in the society that the material causes more harm than good and is no longer recommended for use in buildings. Actually, the Australian Workers Union is campaigning for the removal of all materials containing

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A New Finding on Crocidolite Asbestos

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Crocidolite asbestos, or we may know it by the name blue asbestos, is a common type of Asbestos mined in Wollongong. Even though crocidolite has a general characteristic of asbestos, but it has a weakness, especially its strength against high temperature, which is not as good as other forms of asbestos. These blue asbestos products had been used for years and the people involved in the process of

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Choices for Your Asbestos Roofing

December 19, 2017 | by asbestos watch

Health and safety are two words that interconnected in our lives. Health is the result of following certain procedures in a certain environment for the sake of safety. Nevertheless, sometimes safety is hard to do, especially when we do not know what we are dealing with. Asbestos is one of many things that can affect our health silently since the effect does not emerge in short

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