Asbestos Services Taranaki

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Detailed asbestos surveys for your property in Taranaki.

With Asbestos Services on the job any asbestos present at your property will be found and removed quickly. You will get to enjoy a healthier, cleaner environment and experience the peace of mind that comes with working with the experts in Taranaki, who can perform everything from asbestos surveys to removal. We trust the information on this page will answer any questions you may have about asbestos and our services.

Asbestos is the silent killer, a naturally occurring mineral found in the ground. It is fire resistant, can be 50 to 200 times thinner than human hair and fibres float in the air for up to 30 days and inhaled into the lungs. Asbestos is known as the silent killer as the fibres are almost impossible to see with the naked eye.

Most of the asbestos fibres enter the body through breathing and end up in our lungs where they remain. After 20 to 50 years they may then develop into cancer. Sadly these types of cancers and diseases listed below are very painful and a person may die quickly after being diagnosed. Asbestos can also cause irreversible scarring that impairs breathing.

Asbestos can be present in a variety of products, including

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Loose roof insulation
  • Roofing
  • Brick cladding
  • Down pipes
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Sprayed textured ceilings
  • Fibrolite

Even if you’re unsure, please give us a call. Contact us: 027 451 5731

As a general rule, if a building was built:

Between the late 1940s – 1980s: It is highly likely that you will find asbestos-containing products.

Between the late 1980s – late 1990s: It is likely to contain asbestos-containing products.

After the 1990s: It is unlikely to contain asbestos-containing products. However you will need to be aware as there may still be some materials or products present that do contain some asbestos, so tread carefully.

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