What is Asbestos
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used as a building material for houses and buildings before the 1990's, mainly for insulation. Asbestos is no longer being used, but it can still be found in homes and buildings. If you are wondering where asbestos can be found, it can be found in many places, commonly in attics, insulation, pipes, shingles, tiles, cement, flooring and ceiling.
Vermiculite is also a mineral that was used as a building material, mainly for insulation as well. There are two types of vermiculite insulation: vermiculite insulation with asbestos and vermiculite insulation without asbestos.
Why is asbestos dangerous? Asbestos has since been discovered and labelled as a hazardous material, that also has been linked to asbestosis (an asbestos related disease), lung cancer and mesothelioma. It is important that if you suspect there is asbestos in your home or office, to not disturb the asbestos and contact a professional remediation company in Edmonton. Disturbing the asbestos in your home will contaminate your home or building, which poses a risk once the asbestos fibers have been released into the air. Asbestos exposure can have a negative effect on your health and can lead to various diseases.
Our asbestos removal specialists follow a strict guideline and protocol when it comes to asbestos remediation. As Canada's #1 asbestos removal experts, our restoration technicians are professionally trained for Asbestos Abatement and are all WHMIS certified.
Asbestos can not be identified with a visual inspection. At Canada's Restoration Services, we advise homeowners and business owners to call a professional remediaton company in Edmonton to test for asbestos. Our IICRC certified professionals will take an absestos material sample from every suspected affected area and have it tested by our accredited asbestos labratory. Asbestos testing costs depends on the number of samples that need to be taken.
Results will be received within 48 hours with an attached asbestos report either confirming or denying the asbestos. If absestos is confirmed, the report will outline the type of asbestos found, how much asbestos was found and what is considered "safe" asbestos. This absestos report needs to be kept in order to continue with absestos abatement, which is the next step in order to remove the asbestos.
Before any work can be performed in an Edmonton home, asbestos testing in Edmonton must be performed to ensure the material does not contain asbestos. The asbestos removal procedure in Edmonton begins with setting up a containment to ensure that no asbestos fibers are released into the house. The containment traps the asbestos fibers inside to prevent contamination. Our restoration experts in Edmonton are equipped with asbestos protection (personal protective equipment), including eyewear, face masks and gloves. During the asbestos removal procedure, negative air machines are placed strategically throughout the affected area to clean and filter the air.
We use eco-friendly products to disinfect the area. Our asbestos specialists ensure that all the asbestos is removed by disinfecting, sanitizing, deodorizing and cleaning the affected areas. The asbestos abatement procedure ends off with our highly trained crew restoring any repairs that are needed. Asbestos removal costs and vermiculite asbestos removal costs depends on:
1) the type of asbestos
2) where the asbestos is located and
3) the amount of asbestos there is
Our main objective for absestos abatement or vermiculite removal is to remove the asbestos from your home or business and to ensure that the asbestos fibers are not released into the rest of your home. Materials containing asbestos fibers are highly hazardous when the conditions begin to degrade. Monitoring the conditions of any material containing asbestos is highly recommended to ensure it does not become airborne. If the product has deteriorated it is essential to not to further disturb it and have a certified Asbestos expert inspect your home immediately and remove the asbestos properly and return your property to a safe environment. Asbestos cleaning and safe asbestos removal is a complex and extensive job and extra precautions must be taken in order to protect your family and home.
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