Asbestos Removal in Christchurch
Welcome to ASBEX – your specialists for asbestos testing and removal in Christchurch. This page will act as a quick guide to how we can help you – for more detailed information, please follow the links provided.
In the process of testing for asbestos, a Licensed Assessor will take on-site air samples and also check the site’s precise cleanliness.
The tests are taken to and conducted in an independent IANZ laboratory, certified in testing for asbestos.
If asbestos is confirmed to be found on your site then the licensed assessor will issue a Clearance Certificate, allowing re-occupation of the site.
A survey can be completed to determine the presence, nature and quantity of asbestos and the risk it has to those associated with the site.
Following a structured guideline, an asbestos survey will result in an Asbestos Register that can determine what maintenance can be done and how the affected area can be used. The national standard safe level of asbestos is 1 part per million. Testing and reporting of asbestos on site will take approximately 3 days.
The Asbestos Testing & Removal Process
A Licensed Assessor will come on site to conduct an air test in order to obtain air samples.
The air is tested for asbestos particle levels by running an Air Pump, which has been attached to a cassette filter, at a determined airflow rate for a specified period of time.
The cassette filter is then delivered to an independent IANZ laboratory, accredited for testing for the presence of asbestos who microscopically check the filter, issuing an Air Sample Certificate which states the asbestos levels in the air and the type of asbestos present.
From here there a 3 options to handle the asbestos; Do nothing, where possible cover the building material containing asbestos, or remove material containing asbestos.
To read more information on these options, click here.
Asbestos removal results in returning the specific asbestos risk zone to an acceptable level or guidelines.
After removal is complete a licensed assessor will take swab and air samples of the site which will go through an independent IANZ laboratory to ensure safe asbestos levels. The laboratory will issue a Clearance Certificate, allowing normal use of the site again.
Asbestos Removal Services in Christchurch
Asbex Asbestos Removals, a local and NZ owned business, are specialists in asbestos removal in Christchurch.
With fifteen technicians who each have a Certificate of Competence to supervise asbestos removal, Asbex can remove asbestos from the following areas:
- Asbestos Roofs
- Asbestos in Ceilings & Roof Cavities
- Exterior Walls
- Textured Coatings
- Asbestos Ceiling Tile Removal
- Architectural Coatings/Textured Ceilings (Popcorn Ceilings)
- Fireproof Coatings
- Pipe Laggings
- Vinyl Flooring
- Contaminated Land
- Below Ground Pipework
For more detail on our team, equipment and credentials for asbestos removal in Christchurch, click here.