There are many other hazardous materials which should be removed by a professional including lead paint, synthetic mineral fibres (SMFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Lead Paint

Lead is a heavy metal that was once used to create pigment in paint. Lead-based paint is found in most buildings and homes built or decorated in Australia before 1970 Lead can harm virtually every organ in the human body, especially the brain, kidney and reproductive system. Lead can enter the body through several routes, for example the respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract and through skin absorption. Lead gets into the body when you breathe in lead dust or fumes in air. Lead cannot be excreted. It stores in the body for up to 20-30 years in bone, from where it can be mobilized back into the blood, causing a number of serious health problems. Lead also distorts the production of red blood cells in the body.

If you have positively identified any of these hazardous materials in your home or workplace contact AAH Contracting today to find out how we can assist you.

Synthetic Mineral Fibres

SMF is a general term used to describe a number of man-made fibrous materials ranging from glass, rock, alumina and silica. SMF’s have been widely used as alternatives to asbestos in insulation and fire-rating products and as reinforcement in cement, plaster and plastic materials. The latest data shows whilst most SMF’s have been deemed to not be carcinogenic to humans, short-term exposures can produce skin, eye and upper respiratory tract irritation. Some RCF’s (refractive ceramic fibres) are known to “possibly be carcinogenic to humans”.

Mould

Mould is a fungi that is created and reproduced through tiny spores. These spores travel through the air, settling on damp surfaces. From here the spores grow by chewing away at the surface they are on, destroying everything in the process.

AAH Contracting identify the source of the mould and remediate not only the mould but the issues causing it to take effect.

Polychlorinated Biphenyls

The main use of PCBs in building materials is as a plasticiser. They are found predominantly in paints, specialty coatings, caulking, sealants, and other materials as well. They were used in equipment such as fluorescent light fitting capacitors, electric motors, ceiling fans and dishwashers that generally predate 1980. PCB’s have significant ecological as well health effects including carcinogenicity (probable human cancer- causing or cancer- promoting agent), neurotoxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, immune systems suppression, liver damage and skin irritation. Lead Paint Lead is a heavy metal that was once used to create pigment in paint. Lead-based paint is found in most buildings and homes built or decorated in Australia before 1970 Lead can harm virtually every organ in the human body, especially the brain, kidney and reproductive system. Lead can enter the body through several routes, for example the respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract and through skin absorption. Lead gets into the body when you breathe in lead dust or fumes in air. Lead cannot be excreted. It stores in the body for up to 20-30 years in bone, from where it can be mobilized back into the blood, causing a number of serious health problems. Lead also distorts the production of red blood cells in the body.

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Happy new year, I look forward to working with you guys again this year. Thanks again for your work and getting everything done so timely. I was very happy with works done and how neat everything was.

M. HearnContaminated Soil Remediation

AAH Contracting asbestos removal have been known to our organisation for many years. Icon have used AAH on various projects in the past and present throughout Victoria. All works undertaken by AAH have exceeded our expectations, as all projects have been completed on or before schedule without any compromise to safety. All AAH staff are considered by us as complete professionals in their industry.

We would recommend this company to any of our valued clients and look forward to working with them on future projects.

Ashley MurdochDirector, Icon Construction Pty Ltd

All is in order, thanks for a good job with the removal. I expect we will keep you guys in mind for any future work as we really appreciated your practical approach to the work and the professional preparation beforehand

R. HansenFriable Asbestos Pipe Lagging Removal, Melbourne CBD

Thanks very much to you and your team for helping remove the asbestos from the house. I feel safer to have the family in the house now. Many thanks and regards.

Gerald WongResidential Client

Thanks for assisting with Caulfield Conservatory, very much appreciate how easy to work with and quick you guys were.

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