Simple Guide to Asbestos Removal Costs in Toronto
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on November 04, 2022
Asbestos removal in Toronto is a matter of safety. Whether it’s for a commercial or residential building, the goal is to protect the people who regularly occupy that space from the dangers of exposure. Asbestos has been connected to many chronic illnesses, the most notable being Mesothelioma, which occurs when rigid fibres are inhaled or ingested and scar tissues. Getting rid of the hazardous materials before fibres can be released into the air, is the best way to avoid exposure. Unfortunately, many property owners are surprised that they have this problem and aren’t prepared for asbestos removal costs.
If you’d like to know more about asbestos removal costs and Canada’s Restoration Services, keep reading.
How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?
The cost of asbestos removal in Toronto varies depending on a couple of factors. Some of the most important deciders of asbestos removal costs include the location of asbestos-containing materials, the material itself, the type of asbestos present, and the quantity or concentration of asbestos. At Canada’s Restoration Services, asbestos removal services start at $500.
Materials That May Have Asbestos
Depending on where asbestos was used the risk of exposure varies. In areas or materials like concrete sheets, where asbestos was encapsulated, the opportunity for fibres to go airborne are less whereas with loose-fill asbestos fibres like with vermiculite attic insulation, asbestos is more volatile. The state of an asbestos-containing material and its location affect asbestos removal cost because of the additional care and caution that needs to be put into abatement efforts. At Canada’s Restoration Services, our priority is always safety.
Assessing the Amount of Contamination
When asbestos is encountered, asbestos testing is used to determine how much asbestos is used in a particular material. Historically, asbestos was used in combination with other materials such as cement to fortify its qualities. Building materials with as little as 0.5% asbestos, require abatement as per Ontario mandates, but some materials can have significantly higher concentrations of the mineral, putting asbestos removal teams at greater risk. In some cases, popcorn ceilings or stucco ceilings, which stopped being produced in the late 70s are reported to be 10% asbestos.
Asbestos Disposal Costs
Once asbestos removal is completed, special disposal instructions must be followed, like with other hazardous materials, which are factored into asbestos removal costs. The costs for disposal vary depending on the province as do the availability of these disposal centres, and are factored into the costs of asbestos removal in Toronto.
Asbestos Removal Method
There are two common approaches to asbestos removal in Toronto, full-containment and glove bag removal. The chosen method depends on the severity of the contamination, and costs are determined based on the resources and time required.
Asbestos Removal in Toronto
At Canada’s Restoration Services, all of our certified and trained to execute careful and comprehensive asbestos removal in Toronto. We offer free visible asbestos inspections, so you can find out if your property is at risk easily.
For more information reach out to our team today.