Asbestos Removal Services
Throughout Ontario, many people are renovating older homes and office spaces to make them more energy efficient and to look like it should be featured on a TV show. One day you’re demolishing everything you see and the next day your project is full stop because you find potentially asbestos containing material. When this happens, you have to bring in a trusted asbestos abatement pro like the team at SLC Environmental. We understand that asbestos is a daunting and troublesome thing to encounter. Asbestos fibers are small, you can’t see them, and exposure can cause serious health issues even years later. You have the choice to cover it back up & pretend it’s not there, but generally the right thing to do is get it out especially if this is a long-term investment for you and your family. We’ve found when working with clients that the extra expense is well worth the peace of mind they have after we’ve concluded the asbestos abatement.
Why Choose SLC Environmental?
SLC Environmental is Ontario’s premier abatement company. Unfortunately, any home or workplace may have asbestos containing materials including insulation, plaster, drywall, floor or ceiling tiles, plaster, and ductwork. Generally, this hazardous material is only found during the course of a renovation, repair or demolition. Once found, it is the duty of your General Contractor by law that all work has to stop and proper procedures are implemented. SLC Environmentals’ asbestos removal experts will clearly explain exactly what will happen during your asbestos abatement and clean up. Our team will show you how hazardous materials will be contained, and how we will monitor proper negative air pressure and complete the removal and clean up and when needed, the air quality within your home or business. Our highly trained staff consists of MTCU trained and certified asbestos abatement and removal professionals. No matter what size asbestos project, SLC Environmental can successfully site mobilize within your time requirements (days, nights, weekends), set up site isolation to work areas, remove and detail clean any material containing asbestos, such as: • Asbestos drywall • Furnace containing asbestos duct paper insulation • Vermiculite attic insulation – Vermiculite • Drywall taping compound • Asbestos containing mastic and adhesives • Asbestos containing textured ceilings and window putty removal • Asbestos containing vinyl and paperback • Asbestos vinyl floor and ceiling tiles • Asbestos siding • Asbestos mechanical pipe insulation and parging • Asbestos sprayed on fire proofing and sound insulation SLC Environmental offers asbestos removal in Ontario, Toronto, GTA, Hamilton, Niagara, KW to London areas of southern Ontario. Contact us today for expert asbestos testing, removal and disposal services.
Why Should You Have Asbestos Removed?
Asbestos fibers are naturally occurring mineral fibers and are indestructible which are known to be used in thousands of building products from the 1900’s up until 1985 in Canada. When asbestos becomes hazardous when it is deteriorated or disturbed. Intact and undisturbed asbestos materials are not a hazard. When asbestos is in poor condition, the fibers are easily released can cause adverse health effects to occupants. The purpose of the abatement clean-up process is to eliminate the asbestos fibers from the occupied space and to remove the contaminated materials in a controlled and best-practiced manner and following the Ontario Regulation 278/05. The goal of Asbestos Abatement is to remove and clean contaminated materials in a way that prevents the spread of asbestos fiber contaminants from leaving the affected area and entering an occupied or non-abatement area while protecting the health of the workers and occupants. Asbestos is heavily regulated throughout Canada, moreover, Ontario has its own regulation in dealing with asbestos in construction – Ontario Regulation 278/05. Every precaution should be taken when coming into contact with potential asbestos materials. Materials should be tested by an accredited laboratory and verified. Once the asbestos materials have been tested, depending on the type of building materials it is prudent to have a third party consultant/engineer develop a risk assessment and removal plan that best suits your needs. Once a risk assessment report and scope is developed, SLC Environmental can work with you and your needs to completing the project in a timely manner. At SLC Environmental we have worked with various government agencies, property management firms, commercial, industrial and residential clients.
Our Asbestos Fiber Containment Process
When work is being done in an area containing asbestos, the affected area is sealed off from the rest of the structure with duct tape and plastic sheeting, and the air conditioning and heating systems are turned off. SLC Environmental professionals use a hand sprayer to wet asbestos material and prevent fibers from becoming airborne during removal. We clean up asbestos with wet sponges and mops or high-efficiency vacuums designed to capture small particles. All asbestos-containing materials are then carefully sealed in secure plastic bags. Once asbestos abatement is complete, air sampling is recommended to be completed by a 3rd party Environmental Consultant carried to ensure air clearance is achieved, and that your home or office is safe.