Asbestos Removal Auckland
#1 trusted professional Asbestos Removal Company in Auckland
Asbestos Removal Auckland is an NZ owned asbestos removal company located in Auckland. We specialise in asbestos removal with over 15 years experience in the industry. When dealing with asbestos, you cannot trust unlicensed contractors to complete the work nor should you undertake this activity yourself as it is extremely dangerous.
We are fully licensed Asbestos Removers who can remove your asbestos safely and efficiently across Auckland. We specialise in asbestos removal from both residential as well as commercial properties where they are most commonly found in garages, fences, walls, ceilings and building extensions.
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If you find out that your building contains asbestos, it is vital that you have it safely removed and disposed of. Find out about how to identify asbestos here. The removal and disposal of asbestos can be extremely dangerous due to the carcinogenic nature of asbestos.
The tiny particles get airborne and can get into your lungs and eventually cause cancer. On any given day, if you are exposed to asbestos, you can inhale over 10,000 particles. Regular particle masks are not enough to keep asbestos out of your respiratory system as the particles are superfine. Specialist equipment is required in order to protect oneself from this menace.
1 in 3 houses in Australia and NZ contain Asbestos which makes it a widespread problem especially with houses built in the 80s and 90s. With the property boom, many Asbestos Removal companies have sprung up - however, you must make sure that you hire qualified removalists to ensure the safety of your and your family.
If you are unsure whether your house or building contains asbestos, then get in touch with us for our asbestos testing services.
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We offer Asbestos testing services in the Auckland area with a quick turnaround. We use correct extraction methods in order to minimise the potential of contamination and have the samples tested at a state of the art lab.
While reliable DIY asbestos testing kits don't exist as the material must be tested in a lab, you can still extract the material yourself and send it off for testing according to NZ law. We DO NOT recommend that you do this and suggest hiring professionals to do so due to the risk posed to your health by this undertaking.
However, if you would like to do this yourself we suggest educating yourselves of the risks and the correct way to do so in order to safeguard your health.
Frequently asked questions
1How do I know if I have asbestos in my home?
If your house or building was built or renovated in the 80's or 90's, it is likely to contain Asbestos in some form. The only way to be sure whether a material contains asbestos is to have it tested by a qualified laboratory. We only recommend testing suspect materials if they are damaged (fraying, crumbling) or if you are planning a renovation that would disturb the suspect material. Samples should be taken by a properly trained and accredited asbestos professional (inspector).
2What are the health risks if I have asbestos in my home, building, apartment, or school?
Asbestos that is in good condition and left undisturbed is unlikely to present a health risk. The risks of asbestos occur when it is damaged or disturbed where asbestos fibres become airborne and can be inhaled. Managing asbestos in place and maintaining it in good repair is often the best approach.
3What is the difference between friable and non friable Asbestos?
Friable Asbestos is more dangerous than the non-friable version as it is less densely packed and sealed and can crumble in your hands when dry. This crumbling results in the Asbestos particles getting airborne and harming your health.
4I am thinking about buying a house but it has vermiculite attic insulation in it. Should I have it removed before or after I buy the house?
Removal of the vermiculite insulation may not be necessary if it is confined in a manner where it will be left undisturbed. If you choose to have the vermiculite insulation removed, we recommend that you use a trained and accredited asbestos contractor that is separate and independent from the company that performed the assessment of the vermiculite insulation to avoid any conflict of interest.
5How long does it take to remove Asbestos? What will it cost?
This will depend on how much Asbestos is present and need to be removed as well as how hard it is to access the material safely. The cost of removing Asbestos is also based on these factors. If the Asbestos is hard to get to or requires scaffolding etc. in the case of external cladding, then that will need to be factored into the costs. Normal jobs where access is easy can cost from $50/m2. For a more accurate quote, get in touch with us.
6Where can Asbestos be found in a building?
There are many places in your house where Asbestos can be present, here are a few of them to be wary of: - Roof sheeting and capping - Guttering - Gables, eaves/water pipes and flues - Wall sheeting (flat or a weatherboard style - Vinyl sheet flooring - Carpet and tile underlays - Selenite backing boards to the switchboards - Flexible building boards - Imitation brick cladding - Fencing - Carports and sheds - Waterproof membranes - Telecom pits - Some window putty - Expansion joints - Packing under beams - Concrete formwork