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Before it was discovered to be dangerous, asbestos was a widely used building material which provided a number of benefits. What are some safe, modern alternatives?
Whether you’re considering investing in commercial property or just giving your building a once over, it’s important to look out for asbestos in these common areas.
Selling a property that you know or suspect contains asbestos can be a challenge. Here’s what you need to know to ensure you get it right.
There are procedures for managing workplace asbestos you may be unaware of, including employer responsibilities to staff and customers. Read more here.
The negative impact of airborne asbestos contamination on human health is well-documented - what isn’t is the fibres’ other effects on the external environment.
Buying your first home can be stressful even without asbestos concerns. To help make it easier we’ve run through everything you need to know about asbestos.
Once you’ve identified asbestos on your property and had it removed, there is still one more step - getting a comprehensive asbestos clearance report.
Asbestos testing in Auckland is popular amongst homeowners. Here are the facts you need to know about asbestos in the home, from the asbestos experts at Chemcare.
When you suspect asbestos is present in your owner-occupied home, all you need to do is call the team at Chemcare to manage it. But what can you do if you're renting?
Concerned about Asbestos, but can’t afford to deal with it right now? We have some advice to help.
Asbestos encapsulation is popular amongst homeowners as an alternative to removal. Here are the facts you need to know, from the asbestos experts at Chemcare.
Asbestos is still found in many New Zealand homes, despite being banned. What does the future look like for the material and the health effects it causes?
If you have discovered asbestos in your property, you should know what you’re dealing with by collecting a sample for testing - here’s how to do it safely.
The Ministry of Health regulations to manage asbestos materials in New Zealand require each removal job checked by an independent asbestos assessor to deal with asbestos safely.
The New Zealand annual fatality rate from asbestos-related illness, is about 170 people a year. New regulations are dedicated to reducing this and if possible, down to zero fatalities.
There’s a lot of dangerous misinformation concerning asbestos in New Zealand. We’ve busted 6 common asbestos myths to help clear the air.
Asbestos when exposed to fire can become brittle and breakable and more likely to allow fibres into the air. For this reason, fire is considered an asbestos damaging catalyst.
Natural disasters can cause asbestos to become friable and hazardous. We have a look at the risks and discuss why it’s always best to remove asbestos before the unexpected happens.
Asbestos fibres can easily become lodged in clothing. once trapped, the risk is high that these fibres will become airborne and ingested into the body of the wearer or nearby people.
Removing asbestos contamination isn’t always a viable option. However, you should always treat it, making asbestos encapsulation a good alternative fix.
Unfortunately asbestos is ubiquitous throughout New Zealand homes. One of the most common areas it can be found is piping and spouting. Is this dangerous and what can you do about it?
Most people know now that asbestos is dangerous—but here are some weird facts from the history of asbestos use that shows we weren’t always so aware.
Asbestos is an excellent insulating material - but is it really such a health hazard to have asbestos insulation in your home after testing for it?
If you’re buying a house containing asbestos you need to be careful. We’ve run through everything you need to know to protect yourself.
Did you know asbestos can spread to soil from the materials it was used in? Here's what you need to know about asbestos-contaminated soil and how to manage it.
If you suspect there might be asbestos on your property, you need to arrange an asbestos survey. Which type is right for you?