Asbestos Abatement in Calgary - Removal and Remediation
If you're looking into asbestos abatement in Calgary, it's a good idea to understand the substance and quash some of the myths. By any definition, asbestos is dangerous, and therefore it's banned throughout North America. The problem, of course, is that some homes and buildings still contain asbestos in many forms - from fire-resistant materials to thermal insulation.
For professionals, asbestos abatement entails the effective removal and remediation of asbestos, all done in a safe, careful manner. This could include a number of "hot" spots.
- old floor materials and ceiling tiles
- roofing shingles and exterior siding
- home insulation in attic/basement
- hot water insulation (boilers/pipes)
- many cements and joint compounds
For asbestos abatement in Calgary, an expert approach is recommended:
If you've discovered asbestos, or have reason to suspect asbestos, it's best to have a professional inspection. This is particularly relevant when doing a renovation (home or building) and finding building materials that contain asbestos (ACM - asbestos-containing-material).
A professional asbestos inspection will be revealing. In fact, many professionals will recommend that an asbestos deposit be simply left alone. The material is not considered dangerous when left undisturbed. Asbestos only becomes dangerous when asbestos fibers are released.
If you're considering a DIY approach to asbestos removal - think again. Removal of any asbestos containing materials should be left to an asbestos abatement contractor. They know exactly how to safely manage the abatement and to follow strict industry protocol and policies.
What is it that makes asbestos dangerous for occupants and residents?
Simply put, asbestos becomes dangerous when asbestos fibres are released into the air. In older homes, where asbestos has been used around a boiler or a furnace, any disturbance can release dust. And if the dust is circulating throughout the building, it can become dangerous.
If you live in a home that was outfitted with asbestos insulation, these materials may have never been replaced. Here again, a thorough inspection will reveal the extent of asbestos, and will point the way forward - either leaving things intact or professional removal/remediation.
For asbestos abatement in Calgary, you can rely on Matrix Remediation
With Matrix Remediation, professional asbestos removal is guaranteed. In-house experts provide no-obligation consultation and competitive industry pricing. Most importantly, the technician team at Matrix is highly trained and industry certified. Cleanup equipment is highly advanced, allowing for safe and thorough asbestos removal, along with a 20-year service warranty.
Matrix Remediation also provides customers with an Asbestos Air Quality Test (performed by an independent third party). Matrix provides the same professional approach for residential homes and commercial buildings. It's a service approach that is comprehensive and long lasting.
Safe preparation of the work area
- controlling the spread of fibers and dust
- compressed air for removal and disposal
Effective fibre and/or dust control
- ventilation system employing HEPA filters
- negative air pressure to be stop spreading
Protective equipment and clothing
- respirators approved by the health agencies
- regulation footwear, coveralls, head covering
Cleanup procedure for the worksite
- asbestos disposal containers must be labeled
- vacuum equipment to be fitted with HEPA filter
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