Asbestos Testing & Sampling


Asbestos Testing & Sampling

Asbestos is in many Kiwi homes, be sure to test if it's in yours.

An asbestos sampling survey or test may be undertaken to confirm the presence or absence of suspected or assumed asbestos containing materials (ACM). Asbestos sampling may be more appropriate in identifying a single material in part of a building where a tradesperson needs to work, or an area that was not previously surveyed and recorded in the Asbestos Management Plan. 


Where is asbestos likely to be in my property? 

Asbestos can be found in a number of key areas:

  • Insulation
  • Roofing
  • Ceilings
  • Cladding
  • Window putty
  • Flooring and vinyl
  • Heating ducts
  • Water heaters
  • Pipe insulation
  • Boilers

Why you need asbestos testing

If you’re thinking of renovating your property, you’ll need to get an asbestos test to prove whether or not there is asbestos in the building structure. As soon as you start renovation plans, you become a PCBU (Person Conducting Business or Undertaking) and you are therefore responsible for anyone coming on to your property. It then becomes your responsibility to ensure that there are no risks of interfering with asbestos.




Be sure to contact Chemcare for asbestos removal on 0800 800 646 or leave us a message