Residential asbestos removal
Asbestos in your home is not necessarily a cause for alarm. However, it is important to know that asbestos can quickly become dangerous if it is disturbed during simple maintenance work, or by more invasive renovation or demolition work, fire, flood or some other kind of damage. Knowing the exact location of any potential asbestos in your property is the best way to keep you and your family safe.
If your home was built before 1990 then it is likely to contain some type of asbestos products. Asbestos comes in many forms and it’s not always possible to tell if something contains asbestos simply by looking at it. The only way to be certain is to have it tested by an accredited laboratory. Asbestos can often be present in ceilings, flooring, cement roofing, guttering, flashings and cladding, insulation and electrical boards, along with many other areas in the home.
Not sure whether you have asbestos in your home or not? Check out this helpful diagram from WorkSafe NZ.
To remove or not to remove?
When deciding whether or not to remove asbestos from your property, it’s important to consider the location of the asbestos and its condition. Asbestos that is deteriorating, or disturbed and damaged during renovation or maintenance work has potential to release deadly fibres, putting everyone at risk of exposure.
By choosing ATL for residential asbestos removal, you are choosing experienced professionals with the correct tools and equipment to complete the job safely and efficiently. We aim to make the process as simple and as quick as possible so you can focus on completing your renovation project and enjoying your home.
Landlords or Renters?
A landlord of a rental property has a responsibility to ensure that any asbestos in that property does not pose any risk to the people living in or around it. In accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015, a landlord is classed as a PCBU (Person Conducting in a Business Undertaking) who has a duty to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved with, or affected by work on or at the property. If you still have questions, give us a call today.
ATL’s residential services include:
- Residential asbestos removal of textured ceilings and vinyl flooring
- Asbestos removal of roofing and guttering
- Asbestos removal of cladding, soffits and other linings
- Decontamination of asbestos contaminated sites
- Removal and remediation of contaminated soils
- Removal of hazardous asbestos waste