The owners of a residential property in Whangarei required the removal of an Asbestos containing vinyl which was laid on the floor. The Asbestos containing fibres were in the adhesive that had been used to secure the vinyl to the floor. This is common in older style vinyl and needs to be considered as part of a renovation.
The removal process involved constructing an air tight enclosure around the removal area. This included the installation of a three-stage decontamination chamber and a negative pressure unit.
The three-stage decontamination chamber includes a heated shower in the centre bay to ensure there is no cross contamination of Asbestos fibres when exiting the removal area. The negative pressure unit ensures that the air inside the enclosure is drawn into a HEPA filter to minimise the levels of respirable fibres during the removal process.
The Asbestos vinyl was removed using hand tools and suppression equipment, and then the area was thoroughly vacuumed to ensure all asbestos dust was removed. The area was then cleared by an accredited Asbestos assessor.
The client was very happy with the outcome of the project.