Asbestos Abatement Services in the Lower Mainland
Was your home built before the 1990’s? If it was, then there is a chance that it could contain asbestos.
Asbestos can be found in many places in your home, including:
- Insulation containing vermiculite
- Flooring or walls located near wood-burning stoves
- Vinyl floor and ceiling tiles
- Hot water pipes
- Textured paint
- Certain fabrics that are heat-resistant
What is Asbestos?
The term asbestos refers to a group of silicate minerals that have the ability to resist heat, fire, and electricity. They are composed of tiny, fibrous crystals. Although the fibers are microscopic in nature, they are extremely durable and can easily become airborne and inhaled. Due to their shape, the particles tend to cling to the tissues of the lungs and other areas of the respiratory system. Over time, they cause inflammation and a number of serious health problems.
The unique qualities of asbestos supported its use in a number of commercial and industrial building construction settings in the mid-1900’s. Although its use has essentially diminished in recent decades, there are still many materials that contain asbestos, especially those found in older homes and commercial buildings.
It is NOT recommended for homeowners to attempt to remove asbestos on their own. Asbestos fibers can be released into the air during demolition work or when home maintenance jobs are being performed. Thus, it is important to hire certified professionals who know what they’re doing when it comes to a home asbestos abatement.
Our Asbestos Abatement Services:
When it comes to home asbestos abatement, safety is our highest priority. We adhere to Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 operational procedures.
The standard asbestos abatement process is:
- We install HEPA Filtered Negative Air Pressure Units and HEPA vacuums
- We also install a three-chamber Decontamination Structure, a Dirty Room, Shower Room, and Clean Room
- Asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s) are carefully removed by our certified professionals
You can count on us to handle the job and keep you and your loved ones safe from the harmful health effects from asbestos exposure.
Call Ethical Waste Services at 604.329.5760 or email [email protected] to discuss your home asbestos abatement needs.