Much of the central city was damaged beyond repair in the February 22nd earthquake and has been cordoned off while demolition of the damaged buildings took place. On Saturday 29th a temporary mall was completed and open to the public, in the location of the previous City Mall.
What exactly is asbestos? This is a natural mineral that in its raw form, has sound-absorbing functionality and is also fire or heat resistant. These properties make it the perfect fit for the construction industry and were actually recently abolished in the 1980s after numerous cases of deaths and diseases were linked to it. So, why is asbestos dangerous? This naturally occurring element breaks down to tiny airborne particles that lodge themselves in the lungs if and when inhaled. So the building you frequently visit can be a health hazard, especially if it’s more than 30 years. This is why asbestos testing Christchurch, Orewa, Rotorua solutions are important. The complete asbestos solutions include:
Given that asbestos was banned across the globe, there’s no excuse or reason as to why a property owner should plead ignorance. It’s not only ethical to ensure that your premises are asbestos-free but also a requirement by law from which any deviation could land you in hot legal soup. Asbestos testing Christchurch, Orewa, Rotorua services are the best considering they’re non-destructive during their inspection of the building. Things Jim’s Building Inspections personnel look at include:
– Asbestos-cement roofing and cladding
– Sprayed-on and textured wall surfaces and ceilings
– Vinyl sheets and floor tiles backing material
– Insulation boards around fireplaces for thermal protection
– Lagging insulation around heaters, pipes and hot water cylinders
Once visual confirmation of the asbestos-containing material is done, further testing of the material may be necessary. Under New Zealand law, the owner must give written permission for the material to be inspected.
The asbestos testing Christchurch, Orewa, Rotorua personnel are highly trained, dedicated and experienced professionals who guarantee to provide tailor-made asbestos removal services to both commercial and residential clients around New Zealand. In the removal process, safety is of the utmost importance to avoid inhaling deadly particles that may result in lung cancer. So after you’ve conducted a site inspection of your property and it comes back positive for asbestos, removal becomes the obvious solution. Jim’s Building Inspections company has trained its staff and provides them with start of the art equipment to safely remove any identified asbestos from your property.
Whether you’re a new Zealand property owner or a seller, a handover inspection must be conducted before any transaction. Asbestos is deadly as they lead to diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma. In this case, the contractors and builders are more in a clear position to know if the work met the acceptable standards as per New Zealand law.
If removal of the asbestos isn’t addressed due to ignorance, sadly the effects will become more evident after 15 to 40 years when your health situation has already deteriorated and turned chronic. Jim’s Building Inspections have been professionally vetted, timely and have easy to understand fine prints that make them the number one asbestos removal service provider that guarantee high-quality standards, safety, quality and efficiency. So whenever you need asbestos testing Christchurch, Orewa, Rotorua services call 0800 454 654 anytime for a quick fix at very competitive prices.