Asbestos Testing Christchurch
Hazardous material testing including asbestos, lead paint, mold, and meth, must be performed using a physical sample & providing laboratory analysis. To alleviate any concerns as well as minimise health risk during the collection process, it is always best to contact the ANZ Enviro team so a sample collection can be arranged by one our speciality trained team members. Always remember that the only way for correct identification is by verified laboratory results. All sampling & testing should be undertaken with a clear understanding of what action one will take if hazardous materials (such as lead paint or asbestos fibres) are detected as the safe removal of these materials is crucial. The ANZ Enviro team is professionally prepared, experienced & equipped to assist in the safe removal of any type of hazardous material.
Please also note that our fees and analysis times may vary.
Our Asbestos Testing Service & More
We provide a wide variety of asbestos testing and air monitoring reports to help you identify if their is asbestos in your residential home or commercial properties. We can help you track down where the hazardous material is and have it removed for you and have the area cleaned to ensure the space is clean and rid of any asbestos materials.
Laboratory testing is incredibly important and the only way to accurately identify if a suspected material contains hazardous materials such as asbestos. Hazardous material testing includes asbestos, lead paint, mould, and methamphetamine (meth) and must be performed using a physical sample within a laboratory environment using a microscope.
Asbestos falls into two broad categories friable (can easily be crushed by hand and can easily create dust) and bonded (created from a bonding compound). The most common types of asbestos fibre that can be found in nature are chrysotile (white), amosite (brown) and crocidolite (blue).
Given the range of colour differences it is easy to see why laboratory analysis is needed to properly identify the presence of asbestos and the different types of asbestos fibres. It should be noted that all types of asbestos have been known to be dangerous and asbestos is a proven carcinogen.
To best protect yourself and others from the hazards of asbestos, always engage a licensed asbestos professional if there is a chance asbestos may be present.
ANZ Enviro utilizes an external National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) laboratory, to provide expedient, reliable, and consistent services when determining the presence of asbestos from any sample.
All sampling and testing should be undertaken with a clear understanding of what action will be taken if the sample positively detects hazardous materials (such as lead paint or asbestos fibres). Safe removal following the positive identification of a hazardous material is crucial.
To alleviate any concerns as well as minimise health risk during the collection process, it is always best to contact professionals (such as the ANZ Enviro team), so safe sample collection can be arranged. The ANZ Enviro team is professionally prepared, experienced & equipped to assist in the secure sample collection and removal of any type of hazardous material.
Once the ANZ Enviro team collects the sample, materials will be analyzed by a recognized, professional laboratory that is licensed to perform scientific testing services (NATA laboratory). Every detail of the laboratory testing will be carefully carried out in accordance with standardised procedures, recorded and monitored to ensure that all necessary regulations are met, and cross-contamination does not occur.
The ANZ Enviro team is pleased to collect samples from any commercial, industrial, or residential location including if bulk samples are required. During the collection process, the qualified and experienced ANZ Enviro team takes special care to minimize the potential for harmful asbestos containing dust to be generated and therefore, becoming airborne. Samples are then carefully transported to a NATA accredited laboratory for further testing and analysis.
The results of an asbestos laboratory test are critical to accurately assessing the potential risk. All asbestos sample results are provided quickly in a comprehensive report format.
Once results have been obtained, an appropriate asbestos management plan can then be developed from the asbestos report. Accurate asbestos sampling to identify the potential hazards is the only way to gain necessary piece of mind and provide the best management plan for hazardous materials moving forward.
It should be noted that NATA asbestos testing is necessary for the identification of both bonded and friable asbestos.
Upon request, ANZ Enviro is pleased to offer an expediated sampling option where results can be returned in less than 24 hours.
Under normal circumstances, the sampling turnaround time is between twenty-four and forty-eight hours. The exception is for samples collected on Friday or Public holiday, as results will be provided the following week.
Please advise our friendly team if expediated asbestos sampling is required so we can best assist. If there are any further questions regarding asbestos testing, please contact our ANZ Enviro office as we would be happy to assist anytime.
9/62 Factory Road, Belfast, Christchurch, NZ 8051
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