Asbestos was once popular for its fire retardant and insulating properties. It was widely used due to its cost effectiveness, until it was found to be a carcinogen. As a result, many of the older structures in NZ contain asbestos. It could be in the popcorn ceiling, internal or external cladding, pipe lagging, or roofing. This is more likely in properties (both commercial and residential) that were built before the mid-1980s.
The first step is to contact us at Tech Clean, your local and licenced asbestos experts. Samples are collected and tested at a laboratory. Once it has been confirmed that the material is asbestos, our team can plan the best way forward.
In some cases, when the asbestos is in good condition and unlikely to release any particles into the air, it may be recommended that the material be left in place and monitored. If removal is necessary, then we do everything possible to proceed safely.
Asbestos is largely classified into Class A or ‘friable’ type and Class B or ‘non-friable’ type. The former is considered to have more detrimental effects as it crumbles or disintegrates easily, releasing more of its particles into the air that we breathe.
Once all the asbestos has been collected, it is disposed of as required by New Zealand legislation. Samples are collected from your property once more to be tested at the lab, and air quality is assessed as well before the property is declared to be safe to enter again.
TechClean is an industry leader amongst the asbestos removal companies in Dunedin. We have the equipment, training and experience to remove all traces of asbestos from your property. We pride ourselves on putting safety first and carry out the procedure from start to finish in a well-planned and careful manner.
Contact us on 0800 101 234 to schedule an inspection at your Dunedin commercial, residential, or industrial property.