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Asbestos Removal

Certified local experts

We are your certified Asbestos Removal experts in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Whether it is the identification, removal or disposal of asbestos or asbestos-containing material, PSU can help.

We offer both Class A and Class B Asbestos Removal and all our staff are trained to IICRC and RIA standards in restoration and remediation.

How can we help you?

We service both commercial and residential properties. Here are some examples of asbestos removal we can assist with:

  • Roofing
  • Wall cladding
  • Fencing
  • Ceilings (textured ceilings)
  • Window and door frames
  • Soil
  • Vinyl
  • Mixed materials

Get in touch today to see how our friendly team can help you. Or learn more about asbestos below.

Certified local experts

We are your certified Asbestos Removal experts in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Whether it is the identification, removal or disposal of asbestos or asbestos-containing material, PSU can help.

We offer both Class A and Class B Asbestos Removal and all our staff are trained to IICRC and RIA standards in restoration and remediation.

How can we help you?

We service both commercial and residential properties. Here are some examples of asbestos removal we can assist with:

  • Roofing
  • Wall cladding
  • Fencing
  • Ceilings (textured ceilings)
  • Window and door frames
  • Soil
  • Vinyl
  • Mixed materials

Get in touch today to see how our friendly team can help you. Or learn more about asbestos below.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made of many tiny microscopic fibres. These fibres are very strong and highly resistant to heat, fire, chemicals and wear. Because of asbestos’ resistant properties, until recently it was used in many household and commercial building materials. It is now illegal to import raw asbestos or asbestos-containing products. However, many houses and commercial buildings tend to have some asbestos, as the products such as cladding, roofing and drainage pipes were still used up until the 2000s. PSU can help if you have any questions on Asbestos in your Household or Commercial premises.

Dangers of Asbestos

Asbestos fibres are impossible for the body to break down due to their rigged nature. When Asbestos fibres are inhaled and become lodged in the lungs they remain there, leading to diseases such as Asbestosis. Because the fibres are so small, you are unable to determine if you have inhaled them. Continued exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as:

  • Asbestosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma

Estimates of deaths to Asbestos per year are not accurately recorded in New Zealand. Deaths in the UK are estimated to be 5000 per year. We are normally exposed to low levels of Asbestos fibres through deteriorating building products. However, damaging or disturbing Asbestos-Containing Products (ACM) will increase the exposure to Asbestos fibres, increasing the danger. ACM should only be repaired or removed by an accredited Asbestos Professional.

Don’t risk endangering the health of yourself or others, contact PSU for testing, repair or removal of Asbestos at your premises.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made of many tiny microscopic fibres. These fibres are very strong and highly resistant to heat, fire, chemicals and wear. Because of asbestos’ resistant properties, until recently it was used in many household and commercial building materials. It is now illegal to import raw asbestos or asbestos-containing products. However, many houses and commercial buildings tend to have some asbestos, as the products such as cladding, roofing and drainage pipes were still used up until the 2000s. PSU can help if you have any questions on Asbestos in your Household or Commercial premises.

What does Asbestos look like?

Asbestos is very small fibres, and it is almost impossible to see asbestos – particularly if you don’t know what you are looking for. Asbestos is often used as a partial component of products, the fibres are woven in with other products. Because of this, you are unlikely to know that a product has Asbestos. PSU can offer Independent Asbestos Testing, so we can ensure that a product contains Asbestos, and then safely dispose of it.

Dangers of Asbestos

Asbestos fibres are impossible for the body to break down due to their rigged nature. When Asbestos fibres are inhaled and become lodged in the lungs they remain there, leading to diseases such as Asbestosis. Because the fibres are so small, you are unable to determine if you have inhaled them. Continued exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as:

  • Asbestosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma

Estimates of deaths to Asbestos per year are not accurately recorded in New Zealand. Deaths in the UK are estimated to be 5000 per year. We are normally exposed to low levels of Asbestos fibres through deteriorating building products. However, damaging or disturbing Asbestos-Containing Products (ACM) will increase the exposure to Asbestos fibres, increasing the danger. ACM should only be repaired or removed by an accredited Asbestos Professional.

Don’t risk endangering the health of yourself or others, contact PSU for testing, repair or removal of Asbestos at your premises.

How can I tell if asbestos is present?

Because asbestos fibres are very small: about 10 times smaller than a human hair, you can’t visibly see asbestos.

Asbestos is also in an extensive list of building materials, in both residential and commercial buildings. Unless a product is labelled as an asbestos-containing material (ACM), then you can’t determine if a product has asbestos or not without testing. If the building was build or modified between 1950 and 2000, then it is highly likely it has asbestos.

The only way to be sure if asbestos is present is to seek specialist advice. Call PSU so we can arrange asbestos testing to be certain asbestos is not present in your household or commercial property, particularly if you are considering renovations.

Types of asbestos

Brown asbestos (Amosite) is used commonly in cement sheets, electrical insulation, and plumbing insulation. Exposure to this type of asbestos has the highest chance of causing cancer.

Blue asbestos (Crocidolite) is a very thin brittle variation of asbestos. It is one of the most harmful types of asbestos as it breaks down and is easily lodged in the lungs, leading to asbestos-related lung diseases.

White asbestos (Chrysotile) is the most commonly used type of Asbestos due to its fine texture. It is still highly toxic and dangerous.

Asbestos Removal License categories:

Classes of asbestos removal licenses

PSU can remove both class A and class B asbestos categories.

Our range of services

  • Asbestos Surveying (external partner)
  • Asbestos Testing (external partner)
  • Asbestos Analysis
  • Management Plans
  • Asbestos Removal and Remediation
  • Removal of Asbestos Contaminated Dust
  • Remediation of Asbestos Contaminated Soil

Both our Waikato and Tauranga teams are highly qualified and experienced with asbestos removal and asbestos disposal. Because of the danger of Asbestos, it is important we use the above methods to minimise the risk of asbestosis.

Both Waikato and Tauranga teams can remove both class A asbestos and class B asbestos. We have the health and safety of both you and our staff at the forefront and want to eradicate asbestos in our community to reduce the occurrence of diseases like asbestosis. Get in touch today to find out how we can help your family or business:

WorkSafe New Zealand standards

We conduct all Asbestos Removal and Remediation to WorkSafe New Zealand standards. All of our staff are trained to Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. At PSU, we also ensure we adhere to the Asbestos Regulations 2016. When working with Property Services Unlimited you can rest assured you are working with highly qualified professionals.

Asbestos Information for Home Owners

It is quite normal for houses built between 1950 and 2000 to contain asbestos. Worksafe New Zealand administers asbestos at the workplace, which includes your home. If you are in the process or planning any sort of maintenance work at your home, please read the below guide to minimise the risk of asbestos exposure to you and your family.

Read more about Asbestos and your home, by downloading the free resource

Asbestos Information for Residential Landlords

Under the guidelines laid down by Health and Safety Act 2015 (HSWA), it is essential for a residential landlord to recognise asbestos and formulate an asbestos management plan to mitigate the risk involved in the annihilation of asbestos fibres.

Please read the policy clarification, Asbestos and residential landlords by downloading the free resource

Asbestos Information for Residential Landlords

Under the guidelines laid down by Health and Safety Act 2015 (HSWA), it is essential for a residential landlord to recognise asbestos and formulate an asbestos management plan to mitigate the risk involved in the annihilation of asbestos fibres.

Please read the policy clarification, Asbestos and residential landlords by downloading the free resource

Asbestos Information for body of corporate

If you are conducting a business or undertaking under HSWA, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your employees at work.

Asbestos identification and management becomes your responsibility as an individual enterprise.

In the case of two corporate bodies are engaged in property management it becomes a joint responsibility of both the body corporate and the management company to identify and manage asbestos.

Read more about Asbestos and a body corporate by downloading the free resource

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