What you need to know about getting asbestos removal in Kapiti

May 14, 2024

Many homes in New Zealand still contain asbestos. If you need asbestos removal in the Kapiti Coast, our team can get the job done safely and efficiently.

Like many properties around the world, countless New Zealand homes were built with asbestos. Before the risks became known, it was a wonder material, great for its durability, fire resistance, and much more.

As a result, asbestos has been identified in more than 3,800 building materials used in New Zealand. For Kapiti home and business owners, that could mean there is asbestos present in your property.

Does your Kapiti property contain asbestos? 

If your Kapiti property was built anytime from the 1930s to the 1950s, it may well have asbestos in the insulation. If it was built any time prior to the 1990s, it can also have asbestos containing materials embedded throughout the home or building. 

The challenging part about asbestos is that the only way to know for certain if it is present is to get professional testing. An expert will visit your home, take a sample in a safe manner, and have it tested. 

Fortunately, the mere presence of asbestos is not an immediate emergency, provided it is in good shape. It is only when the asbestos containing material starts to degrade, or is compromised in another way, that it becomes a serious health risk. 

Why you need asbestos removal in Kapiti Coast

If your Kapiti home has tested positive for asbestos, there are different scenarios in which you might decide to have it professionally removed. 

Firstly and most importantly, you will need asbestos removal if the materials are in any way damaged. This can result in asbestos fibres being released into the environment, which may be inhaled by you, your family, colleagues, and visitors. Additionally, inhaling asbestos fibres won’t affect you immediately – it can take many years for asbestos poisoning to start showing symptoms. 

However, you can also take the proactive step of having asbestos removed from your property, even if it’s not an emergency. This can be a good idea to protect against future emergencies, especially if the property was damaged in a natural disaster or other unexpected event. Additionally, being certified as asbestos free can make for a great selling point.

Asbestos removal for renovations 

Another important point to consider is that should you wish to do renovations, you are obliged to get professional asbestos removal in Kapiti before work commences. 

This is to ensure a safe work site for anyone in the vicinity, whether it’s a minor renovation or a major one. 

Get a quote for asbestos removal in Kapiti

Pro Environmental Services offers expert asbestos removal in Kapiti, whether you own a small home or a large commercial property. Our friendly team is adept in carefully removing asbestos, following all safety guidelines and requirements, and doing it all efficiently and on time.

Don’t hesitate to claim a free quote for any Kapiti asbestos removal project, or give us a call with questions or concerns so we can discuss your project.