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Building Damage from Brisbane Hailstorm?

Monday 1 December, 2014

With the Brisbane and SE Queensland storm late last week labelled as the worst in 30 years due to gusts up to 140 kmph and golf ball sized hailstone, it is timely reminder  to be careful about making sure your site is safe and consult with an expert, if in doubt. 

Three actions to take following a disaster:

  1. Restrict access to the damaged building prior to professional assessment. The temptation to salvage items post-disaster can cause unnecessary  exposure to asbestos and other hazardous building materials
  2. Act quickly to have the site assessed for hazardous materials by an expert such as CETEC – asbestos dust and debris can spread rapidly, increasing the cost of remediation dramatically. Within days, mould can render an entire flood-effected building a write-off if simple controls are not implemented.
  3. Properly document assessment findings and actions. Poor documentation and lack of action can lead to insurance disputes.
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The team at CETEC can help with risk assessment and management of remediation of your site including storm water infiltration damage and the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead paint, solvents, etc.

Three actions to take following a disaster:

  1. Restrict access to the damaged building prior to professional assessment. The temptation to salvage items post-disaster can cause unnecessary exposure to asbestos and other hazardous building materials
  2. Act quickly to have the site assessed for hazardous materials by an expert such as CETEC – asbestos dust and debris can spread rapidly, increasing the cost of remediation dramatically. Within days, mould can render an entire flood-affected building a write-off if fundamental controls are not implemented.
  3. Properly document assessment findings and actions. Poor documentation and lack of action can lead to insurance disputes.

Our key skills in building remediation following storm and water damage include:

  • Assessments to determine whether a site can be remediated
  • Remediation and risk assessment of hazardous materials disturbed by storm and water damage (including asbestos)
  • Development of remediation strategies, including those for complex sites
  • Bacterial and mould assessments
  • Other indoor air quality assessments that may arise from water damage (volatile organic compounds, pesticides, etc.)
  • Complete project management of remediation, including engagement of all relevant subcontractors using our network of industry contacts
  • Material assessments
  • Soil remediation in instances where hazardous materials have been relocated
  • Provisional cost estimates
  • Expert witness
  • Reports for insurance

Brisbane CBD hail damage

 

CETEC has been involved in a wide range of projects arising from storm and  flood damage including:

  • Schools and other educational facilties
  • Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Homes
  • Aged care facilities/Retirement Communities: 

Our national team have the resources to provide immediate response to any enquiry.

Please do not hesitate to call us on (07) 3808 3948(03) 9544 9111 or (02) 9966 9211 

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