We Offer Asbestos Removal Services in the Winnipeg / Manitoba Area. Asbestos Abatement Should Only be Completed By Trained Professionals. Improper Removal Can and Most Likely Will Result in Contaminating the Building, Leading to Major Health Risks, Even Death and Further Costs.
Asbestos is a major concern among buildings built before the early 1990's. If you suspect asbestos is present, stop all construction or renovation work in the area immediately and give us a call for diagnosing and to develop a removal plan. Asbestos can not be seen without a microscope and may be present.
"Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of death in Manitoba"
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a heat-resistant, fibrous, naturally occurring silicate mineral that can be woven into fabrics, built into products and is used in fire-resistant and insulating materials. They are composed of long and thin fibrous crystals which contain microscopic fibrils that can be released into the atmosphere by disturbances, abrasion etc. It is most commonly used to make products stronger, longer lasting and fire resistant.
Asbestos is found in buildings built prior to early 1990's and was used in more than 3000 building products.
How is it Removed?
Asbestos should only be removed by professionals; lingering particles are extremely dangerous and need to be remove properly with the proper gear, containment, binding agents, safety equipment and air purification. Failure to remove it properly and safely can contaminate the entire building causing major health issues up to even death in the future. It is of utmost importance that safety protocol is followed, it is not uncommon for partners of those working around asbestos to develop major health issues simply by breathing in asbestos left on their partners clothing after work. Government regulations need to be followed as well, all asbestos should only be removed by a certified professional.
What Common Items/Materials Contain Asbestos?
Spray on Insulation
Drywall Taping Compound
Furnace/Duct Wrap and Tape
And Many More
How Do I Tell If I Have Asbestos?
Before beginning construction you should first find out if asbestos containing materials are present. Government regulations state that before acquiring a building permit, you will need to have the site assessed to see if there is asbestos present. If any asbestos is found, renovations and construction should be delayed immediately, then give us a call to develop a removal plan.
Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?
Asbestos, once inhaled, can stick to the walls of your respiratory system. Once it is inhaled, it never leaves the body. It is known to cause diseases such as: Asbestosis which is scarring of the lungs, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma which is a cancer lining the chest and abdominal cavity and various other cancers. Asbestos related illness is one of the leading causes of death among workers in Manitoba.
My House Was Built Prior to 1990, Should I be Concerned About Asbestos?
If you suspect asbestos may be present, there may be no need to be too concerned about asbestos health concerns yet. Asbestos causes illness once it is airborne and inhaled. Building products are typically made in a way that binds the fibers within the materials. If you do not disturb, cut, break or damage the materials, they should be safe. When it's time to renovate, remodel or demolish; you need to seek asbestos testing prior to construction. If the building product is damaged (Lets say drywall is cracking or ducting tape is breaking) there may be cause for concern and it should be tested.
My Home/Building is Getting Demolished, Do I Need to Remove Asbestos Containing Materials?
Yes! Demolition causes a lot of dust and particles to become airborne; the clean up crew or those in the vicinity may be at risk. All asbestos containing materials will need to be removed prior to demolition. Contact us for more information on how to proceed.
How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?
There are a wide variety of factors that are considered when providing you with an estimate. The type of asbestos, location, amount present and materials requiring abatement can all affect the cost. We offer FREE inspections and consultations. Once we identify the suspect materials, we'll come up with a plan to begin testing. The testing is completed in a laboratory and there are fees involved with the testing services. There are no obligations to our estimates.
For more information on Asbestos, please contact us by form, email or phone. We'd be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
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And Removal Services
We're here to help you through the entire process, our staff is expertly trained to ensure we can remove the asbestos containing materials safely and effectively so you'll know your space is back to a safe condition with no risks in the future.
Common Asbestos Locations
Blown in Insulation
Roof Felt / Shingles
Stipple walls / ceilings
Outlets & Switches
Vinyl tiles, adhesives & linoleum
Drywall joint compound
Pipe insulation / tape
Artificial logs and ashes
Incandescent fixture backing
Is Asbestos Removal Safe?
Asbestos removal can be a risky task, this is where we come in! We have a background in Safety Services including working with a variety of compounds that can kill with just a couple of breaths. We developed our safety system with the same extreme and necessary standards to ensure every member involve in the abatement stays safe during and after the process. Along with our systems, we use a combination of techniques and tools to help us keep your property safe. Including negative air flow with HEPA filtration, decontamination chambers with showers, poly coverings to seal and protect all surfaces and more. If you have any questions or concerns with the remediation process, please let us know. We'll walk you through the process to your specific project and show you how we take the necessary steps to keep you safe.
- Buildings constructed prior to 1990 were most likely constructed with some asbestos containing materials and will potentially require some testing and abatement services
- Asbestos is Found in Many Building Supplies (over 3000). Only trained personnel should complete inspections for suspect asbestos containing materials
- Asbestos exposure can cause illness and disease leading to cancer and death
- Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of death in Manitoba
- Asbestos is bound inside building materials and safe when undisturbed. Once the materials are damaged, cracked or disrupted, the materials need abatement or containment by various means
For Manitoba Specific Vermiculite Information, You'll Find More Great Information and Facts on the Manitoba Government Site, Found by Clicking HERE
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Think you have asbestos containing materials?
Give us a call today for testing. If you've already had testing and asbestos is present, we can remove it safely for you.
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