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Asbestos Testing Services

Ensure peace of mind with our certified asbestos testing services, designed to protect you and your staff from the invisible dangers lurking within the walls of your home or workplace. In New Zealand, where many structures conceal asbestos, a known carcinogen, ensuring the safety of your environment has never been more critical. Our team of certified experts specialise in the detection and analysis of asbestos in Auckland, Waikato, and Northland, using the latest technology to deliver accurate results. With a focus on thoroughness, efficiency, and customer care, we’re committed to safeguarding your health and well-being by identifying risks before they become hazards.

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Why Do Asbestos Testing?

  • Health Protection: Asbestos exposure poses severe health risks, including lung diseases and cancer. Testing identifies asbestos presence, allowing for safe removal while minimising health hazards.

  • Legal Compliance: NZ has strict regulation mandates for asbestos testing, particularly before renovation or demolition projects, we ensure safety to make sure you avoid legal repercussions.

  • Property Safety: Detection of asbestos-containing materials safeguards occupants and workers from exposure during maintenance or renovation, maintaining high property safety standards.

  • Value Preservation: Addressing asbestos helps to maintain or increases property value, as buyers often require testing reports, and early detection prevents costly remediation, providing peace of mind for property owners.

Protect Your Health and Safety with Asbestos Testing

Asbestos, a proven human carcinogen, is a hidden menace prevalent in many New Zealand buildings. It poses a significant threat to health and well-being. Inhaling asbestos fibres can lead to severe health issues, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Prioritising asbestos testing on your property is crucial to mitigate these risks.

Comprehensive Asbestos Testing Experts

At Aerem, we’re committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities in Auckland, Waikato, and Northland through our dedicated asbestos testing services. Our expertise extends to managing asbestos within these cities’ unique architectural landscapes, providing thorough inspections tailored to both residential and commercial properties. Our asbestos management plans include comprehensive testing to ensure every corner of your property is safe and free from asbestos.

Asbestos Analytical Services

Identifying and Managing Asbestos Risks

NZ’s numerous older buildings may harbour suspected asbestos-containing materials within various building components such as roofing, insulation, tiles, and pipes. Without proper testing, unknowingly exposing inhabitants to this harmful substance is risky. Our asbestos management surveys are designed to thoroughly examine your premises, identify asbestos-containing materials, and manage them. Our specialised team conducts detailed asbestos sampling, and subsequent sample analysis is carried out to provide a conclusive asbestos sample report.

Demolition and Refurbishment Surveys

For properties undergoing renovations or demolitions, we offer targeted demolition surveys and refurbishment surveys to assess asbestos risks and outline necessary removal or mitigation strategies. Our demolition survey process is meticulous, ensuring that all suspected asbestos is accounted for before any structural changes.

Ensure Your Property Is Asbestos Free

Safeguard your home or workplace from asbestos hazards with Aerem’s thorough asbestos testing and assessment services. From identifying potential risks to implementing tailored solutions, we’re dedicated to creating a safer workspace for you and those around you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, asbestos-free environment.

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Why Choose Aerem

Expertise in Asbestos Testing: Backed by a team of experienced professionals and certified experts, Aerem Environmental specialises in asbestos testing and inspection, ensuring unparalleled expertise in identifying asbestos hazards.

Safety and Compliance: Our top priority is safety, adhering to all safety protocols and regulations to protect both our team and property occupants. Aerem Environmental ensures full compliance with New Zealand asbestos regulations, offering peace of mind regarding legal and safety standards.

Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilise the latest testing methods and equipment to deliver accurate and reliable results.

Customer-Centric Approach: Prioritising your safety and satisfaction is vital to us. Aerem Environmental offers tailored solutions to meet your specific needs, ensuring peace of mind knowing that your property is thoroughly inspected for asbestos hazards.

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Where Does Asbestos Hide?

Worksafe provide a lot of information on asbestos and the following two images are from their website. They show all the places that suspected asbestos containing materials could be hiding in your residential and commercial property.

Residential Property

Asbestos-containing products can be found in lots of places throughout your residential property, as shown in the image below. You might find it in vinyl flooring, interior and exterior wall cladding and soffits, fences, texture coatings, fireplaces, stoves, hot water cupboards, electrical switchboards, roofs, guttering and downpipes and many other places.

Commercial Property

Asbestos, notable for its fire resistance and durability, is frequently used in various parts of commercial buildings, especially in areas susceptible to heat or moisture. You might find it in fire doors, encompassing both interior and exterior walls, and in flooring materials, particularly linoleum in wet areas like bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens. To aid in identifying asbestos in these various locations within your commercial building, refer to the image below.

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Our Process

1. Initial Assessment

We conduct a thorough assessment of your property, including a visual inspection and discussions with the property owner to understand any prior asbestos-related work.

2. Sample Collection

If asbestos is suspected, our experienced team collects samples of materials supposed to contain asbestos.

3. Laboratory Analysis

As a certified laboratory, Aerem Environmental ensures accurate asbestos testing results, crucial for determining the type of asbestos present in your property.

4. Risk Assessment

Based on the laboratory results, Aerem Environmental assesses the risk associated with asbestos-containing materials, aiding in the development of a tailored asbestos management plan.

5. Remediation Plan

Upon confirmation of asbestos, Aerem Environmental creates a comprehensive remediation plan outlining the safe removal and disposal of asbestos materials in compliance with New Zealand regulations.

6. Safe Removal and Clearance

Our experienced team ensures safe asbestos removal using industry best practices and adheres to strict safety measures to protect both occupants and the environment. After removal, we provide a clearance certificate, ensuring your property is asbestos-free and safe for habitation.

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Testimonials

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Turi Leilua

Thanks Jane, Mani and all the Team at Aerem super prompt and efficient service as always, great company to work with.

David Young

Great company with an awesome and friendly team behind it. Highly recommended to anyone who is seeking their service.

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FAQs - Asbestos Testing Services

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers that were extensively mined from the 1870s onwards. It was a popular choice in building materials due to its fire resistance, tensile strength, and low cost. Asbestos was used in over 3,000 known products globally and, despite its adverse health effects becoming known around 1980, it is still used in some countries today. In New Zealand, asbestos products were phased out, leading to a complete ban on importing in 2016.

Asbestos testing is crucial because prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to serious health issues, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Buildings constructed before 1 July 2000 in New Zealand have a high likelihood of containing asbestos materials. Testing ensures that any asbestos presence is identified and managed properly to protect health and safety.

Identifying asbestos in a property isn’t straightforward without professional testing, because asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) often look identical to non-asbestos materials. If your property was built or renovated before 2000, there’s a higher risk it may contain asbestos. Professional testing is the most reliable way to confirm its presence.

If you suspect asbestos in your property, avoid disturbing the area and contact us immediately. Disturbing asbestos-containing materials can release harmful fibres into the air. Professional testing and assessment are essential for safe management.

The asbestos testing process typically involves an initial inspection of the suspected areas, followed by sample collection. These samples are then analysed in our lab to determine the presence and type of asbestos. Based on the results, we can advise on the next steps, which may include management or removal of the asbestos.

Not always. The necessity of asbestos removal depends on the condition of the asbestos-containing materials. If the materials are in good condition and not disturbed, they may not pose an immediate risk. However, if the materials are damaged or likely to be disturbed, removal by a licensed professional is recommended for safety.

The duration of asbestos testing can vary. The initial inspection can take a few hours, depending on the property size and complexity. Once samples are collected, laboratory analysis can take a few days to a week, after which a detailed report is provided.