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Asbestos Removal

Worried about asbestos in your home?

Asbestos is a mineral that was routinely added to over 3,000 common building materials prior to 1990. Asbestos was frequently used because of its ability to withstand high temperatures, add strength to a material without adding much in terms of weight, and to efficiently insulate. When asbestos fibres are bonded to other materials, in good repair, and left completely undisturbed, the mineral is relatively harmless. However as soon as the asbestos containing material becomes damaged or disturbed in any way, invisible asbestos fibres are released and become airborne. We then unknowingly inhale these fibres and they can embed themselves in the lining of our lungs and lead to several serious diseases including Asbestosis and Mesothelioma. 

Asbestos Removal Vancouver - Restoration Contractors - Property Maintenance - On Command Services
Asbestos Removal Vancouver - Restoration Contractors and Property Maintenance - On Command Services Ltd.
Safe asbestos removal Vancouver - On Command Services - Property maintenance and restoration contractors

Where you might find asbestos

It is impossible to see, taste, or smell the presence of asbestos - the only way to accurately determine if a material contains asbestos is to collect a sample and send it to a laboratory for analysis. Buildings constructed prior to 1990 however are incredibly likely to have at least some asbestos containing materials throughout the building. This means that any renovation or restoration work to be conducted in these homes or buildings could potentially release harmful asbestos fibres into the air. This is not a job for the DIY enthusiast or average handyman - asbestos removal and disposal is a job for trained professionals.

Some common areas you may find asbestos include: 

  • Drywall compound 

  • Insulation 

  • Ceiling tiles 

  • Vinyl floor tiles 

  • Sprayed or textured coatings 

  • Roof shingles 

  • Insulation around boilers

Asbestos Removal Vancouver

The team at On Command Cleaning and Restoration is fully certified and licensed asbestos abatement contractors. That means our team has been trained in the safe handling and disposal of asbestos - this ensures your health and safety throughout the project. We are also able to arrange for the appropriate disposal of asbestos containing waste. Asbestos removal requires set up of a containment, use of the appropriate personal protective equipment, and strict adherence to all WorkSafeBC work procedures to ensure everyone’s safety. 

 

Give us a call today to learn more about asbestos removal and get a free quote for your project. 

(604) 445-2726

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