Gaskets and rope seals are generally regarded as friable. Talk to a professional with asbestos knowledge and experience if you have any doubts.

Gaskets reinforced with asbestos are often found in old plant equipment – usually between the flanges of pipes – that has been subject to high pressures and/or temperatures. Asbestos rope was often utilised for sealing hatches on lagging pipes and valves.

Gaskets and Rope Seals

Removal procedure


Safety First

Safety First

Ensure equipment and plant and has been made safe – properly shutdown the equipment, empty the pipework and isolate the electrical supply.


Carefully take apart the equipment and use plastic sheeting to protect other components.


Using a fine water mist, dampen the asbestos as it becomes accessible.


Using a scraper, gently remove the gasket or rope seal and bin it in a waste container positioned directly beside/beneath the work area. Be sure to scrape away any residue and keep the area damp.


While scraping, it helps to also use an industrial vacuum cleaner fitted with a HEPA filter.

Our Services

These are our key service areas

Bonded Asbestos Removals

Friable Asbestos Removals

Additional Services

Bonded Asbestos Removals

What is Bonded Asbestos?

Asbestos Removal Services in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Asbestos is found in most older houses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and can be incredibly dangerous if disturbed or broken. If you have discovered asbestos anywhere in your home, don’t panic, contact Asbestos Removals Australia and we’ll handle the concern with care and caution.

Bonded asbestos is known as Class B asbestos, and is less immediately dangerous than Class A. It is part of a fibre-cement product, and is in bonded sheets that mean it’s deeply embedded in a hardened environment.
Workplace Health and Safety Regulation requires than an independent person must undertake a clearance inspection and certificate before any Class B removals.

Friable Asbestos Removals

What is Friable Asbestos?

Friable ACM refers to a material that has more than one percent asbestos, by weight or area. Depending on the material, in bulk or as a sheet, it can be reduced to powder fairly easily.
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Additional Services

Deconstruction / Reconstruction

Deconstruction / Reconstruction
We understand the pressure of taking on any renovation project. By offering a list of contractors and services, we make clients’ lives easier and stress free. We also offer onsite consultation with a number of trades, before work on your project begins.
Consultation covers:

- Builders
-Deconstruction & Reconstruction Services
- Plumbers & Gas
- Excavation
- Electricians
- Flooring Specialists
- Roofers
-Asbestos Sampling and Testing

For asbestos removal and disposal services that are well worth the cost, talk to our expert, James Moore today 0438 185 210 and enjoy peace of mind.

Talk to our expert, Trent Jocumsen today 0406 426 144