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Cost-Effective Asbestos Removal

Our competent and certified staff can safely remove asbestos on any size asbestos project.

We take Health & Safety extremely seriously; all our workers receive the highest level of safety training, and the workers are provided with industry grade PPE work wear to protect their health.

We have developed cost-effective solutions so that your asbestos removal projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Jani-King Environmental are Class B Registered - Asbestos licensed with WorkSafe New Zealand.

We operate currently out of Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch, but we travel reaching all areas nationwide.

Jani-king environmental is a registered asbestos removal company with Worksafe New Zealand.

 

Ianz Laboratory Testing

We use only IANZ Accredited laboratories, those recognised by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) and WorkSafe New Zealand.

Observational Reports

For rental property owners Jani-King Environmental can provide an observational report highlighting areas of the home that may contain Asbestos.

Asbestos Management Plans

For anyone considered to be a PCBU – Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking, every rental property (residential or commercial) undertaking renovations must have an Asbestos Management Plan in place. 

Removing Asbestos in Residential Properties

Jani-King Environmental offer a complete asbestos management and removal services for homeowners. Jani-King Environmental will tackle asbestos projects of all sizes and levels of difficulty, we specialise with small-scale residential jobs right through to asbestos remediation for multi-storey residential housing.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of natural minerals, made up from many small fibres. These fibres are heat resistant and very strong and that was why asbestos was widely used as a fire retardant.

Common residential ACM’s (Asbestos Containing Materials) products;

Asbestos cement cladding and roofing Insulation board, common around fireplaces Drainage pipes Lagging for insulation around pipes, heaters and hot water cylinders. Textured Ceiling – very common Backing material for floor tiles and vinyl sheets.

What does asbestos look like?

There are a number of different types of asbestos with different looks; (varying in colour and fibre-shape) The most common types of asbestos colours are Chrysotile (white) Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue).

The most harmful are the types containing long thin fibres. Crocidolite and Amosite are the most dangerous because they easily penetrate the respiratory tract and lungs.

Any asbestos that is likely in your home is also normally combined with other materials (such as cement), which can make it difficult to identify by sight. If you live in a property built before 1984 and you suspect that there may be asbestos, it’s a good idea to have it assessed by a professional.

Can Asbestos Harm your health?

Asbestos is a risk when inhaled as a fine dust. The health risk increases the more you are exposed. These fine fibres are deposited on the lungs and this the leads into further health complications.

These health issues are serious;

  • Asbestosis (scarring of lung tissue)
  • Mesotheliona (malignant tumours, cancers around the lungs and intestine)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Plaques (thickening of membranes around the lungs)

The highest risk of exposure to asbestos dust is from renovations. This dust, likely from drilling, cutting or sanding is to main contributor to the health issues.