We are a fully licensed, insured and bonded provider of asbestos removal services in Winnipeg. We have many years of experience seeing to the safe removal and disposal of asbestos materials. Our quality and affordable asbestos service has helped make us a market leader.
Exposure to asbestos dust can be very dangerous to human health. In many cases, people do not even realize they have been exposed as the symptoms of most asbestos related illnesses tend to manifest years later.
Asbestos containing materials are very commonly used in the construction of homes, vehicles and other items. Despite its usefulness in these areas, asbestos can be highly dangerous when airborne and inhaled by humans.
Asbestos Removal Winnipeg
Asbestos has been long recognized as one of the most hazardous substances and dangerous construction materials causing lung cancer, but unfortunately can be found present in many Canadian homes today and commercial ceiling tiles. In reality, asbestos is not a dangerous material until it has been disturbed and exposed, allowing for occupants of buildings and homes to inhale the substance. There are serious health risks associated with asbestos exposure that make it wise to keep an eye on the state of your property. When you discover damage that could allow for such asbestos exposure, it is important to have the situation professionally assessed. We undertake not only this type of asbestos assessment, but also the safe removal and disposal of any asbestos materials.
It may be tempting for some to try to undertake asbestos containing and asbestos abatement on their own. These days, more and more people are getting into DIY work, but this can be not only dangerous to your health and that of other occupants on the property, but also represents an environmental risk. We are well versed in undertaking asbestos abatement work on both residential and commercial properties and our expert teams are properly trained in various kinds of asbestos abatement work from various building materials.
Based on our asbestos assessments we assign suitably sized teams and disposal bins that can ably handle your project size in the fastest time possible. Our specialists arrive at client properties to inspect for asbestos or vermiculite damage, carry out tests to determine the extent of the dangerous material, and draw up a free estimate for the asbestos removal work that will be required. It is an easy 3 step process that can help you quickly discover if there is a problem, and how much and long it will take to resolve it.
Asbestos and vermiculite are common building materials in buildings, having been long used in such areas as insulation for pipes, boilers, ductwork, ceilings and walls, soundproofing, spray on insulation and rust-proofing, asphalt floor tiles, backing for vinyl sheet flooring, tile caulk, spackling and putty, exterior sidings and paints, to name a few. These asbestos containing materials can also been found in older vehicles, particularly the brake linings and clutch pads. Older heatproof gloves, fire blankets, and some paper and plastic products also have asbestos and vermiculite in their makeup.
Because of the widespread use of these asbestos containing materials in the home, it is best to have a professional assessment and removal work done to avoid unnecessary release of spores in the air that may cause great harm, such as lung cancer, to occupants.
What To Do If You Find Asbestos
Now that you know the health risks you may be exposed to by inhaling asbestos fibres, it is important to know what to do if you suspect that there is structural damage to your property that may expose asbestos.
- Close off any room which you suspect may have damage that has released asbestos dust into the air.
- Put a stop to any DIY work being carried out until it can be ascertained if this may have some relation to the suspected asbestos exposure.
- Seal off the room with plastic sheeting and duct tape to avoid asbestos dust getting out of the room. This is a good step if you are sure that there is asbestos dust that has gone airborne form the damaged area.
- Get any very young children, elderly people or anyone with compromised immune system out of the building until an asbestos assessment has been done.
- Shut down any heating or cooling system in the building to prevent the circulation of the asbestos to other areas.
- Do not attempt to clean up, vacuum or sweep up any asbestos materials. Leave that to experts who can properly dispose of it.
Benefits Of Hiring Winnipeg Asbestos Containing Professionals for Removal
Hiring a professional contractor in asbestos abatement and removal to take care of your asbestos abatement needs is ideal for any property owner or manager with damage that could expose the occupants to risk. Here are some of the few benefits gained by opting to hire a licensed professional provider.
How Asbestos Is Removed In Winnipeg
If you suspect there has been a breach to areas of the home that feature asbestos material, we advise blocking off the area until our team has the opportunity to carry out testing. We will come in with asbestos testing kits to take samples. If we determine that there is an asbestos risk involved, we will advise you accordingly and prepare an estimate for the work to be carried out. Once you approve this work, we will follow the steps below.
Keep in mind that not all cases of damage to asbestos material will require removal work. Some asbestos incidents are minor enough to warrant simple sealing of the asbestos sections. Our Winnipeg professionals will discuss with you the options available.