Safe Asbestos Removal Process
1. Asbestos Inspection & Testing
Canada’s Restoration Services will conduct the asbestos testing and inspection for all homeowners and business owners. The asbestos sample is sent off to a lab for screening and the results are presented to the customer within 48 hours. The asbestos testing and inspection are conducted by IICRC certified professionals with years of experience in asbestos removal and asbestos remediation.
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2. Scope of Work
The asbestos inspector will come up with the appropriate scope of work and guidelines for us to follow precisely. The scope of work is based on their findings in the initial inspection and asbestos testing. The scope of work is developed for your specific case and is based on a number of factors:
- Type of asbestos materials (Ex. tiles, plaster, HVAC system, insulation, vermiculite, etc.)
- Level of asbestos found in the materials
- How big of an area has asbestos
- Type of building
- Access to windows and outside
3. Asbestos Containment and Equipment Set up
Canada’s Restoration Services will set up all of the necessary containment based on the scope of work set up specifically for your case. As well as the appropriate number of negative air machines/air scrubbing machines (with HEPA filtration systems) based on the scope of work. These machines will not only effectively clean and filter the air during the asbestos removal process, they also create the negative pressure that is necessary to prevent cross contamination throughout the asbestos removal process. Nobody except for our asbestos technicians will have access to any of the containment areas throughout the asbestos removal process to ensure everyone’s Health and Safety and the prevention of cross contamination.
4. Asbestos Removal Process
Canada’s Restoration Services’ trained and certified technicians wear protective suits, shoe covers, full face respirators & double gloves. All wet asbestos materials and debris are immediately placed in 6mm poly "asbestos caution" bags and sealed. All garbage is removed safely and carefully from the premises and brought to the appropriate facilities for disposal of asbestos materials.
To clean and ensure all asbestos fibers/asbestos dust are removed effectively we use a combination wet mops, sponges and rags (all of which we do not reuse, they are disposed of after each job.) and hepa vacuums. Also all tools, supplies and vacuums are cleaned, bagged and sealed before removing from the containment areas.
6. Clearance By a 3rd party Industrial Hygienist or certified Inspector
7. Removal of containments
Containments and barricades are removed only after clearance has been obtained for the asbestos removal process.