Asbestos is often described as the hidden killer. Improper removal of these materials can release asbestos fibers into the air of your building, posing a possible health risk to you and other inhabitants. Let us help you to get rid of your Asbestos. Take care of yourself and your families health and breathe in a safe environment. We Provide Asbestos Removal / Abatement Services. All types of asbestos fibers are known to cause serious health hazards in humans.While it is agreed that amosite and crocidolite are the most hazardous asbestos fiber types, chrysotile asbestos has produced tumors in animals and is a recognized cause of asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma in humans.
Due to the serious health risk of disturbing asbestos materials, determining the presence of asbestos is a critical step before any renovations or removal of suspect materials. In fact, WorkSafe BC requires this step for all employers. Our experts will assess and test potential asbestos-containing materials in your home or workplace, offering:
Asbestos Removal Services
Asbestos removal services include identifying affected materials, removing them with protocols in place to minimize airborne contaminants, and then disposing of building materials containing asbestos. Remember, asbestos fibers are microscopic so this is very much a hidden threat when the fibers become airborne. Asbestos Vancouver has the expert team you need for asbestos removal in Vancouver. We handle everything, including:
- Sealing off the work areas
- Breaking down building materials in a safe manner
- Disposing of building materials that contain the contaminants
- Rebuilding work areas with new building materials
Asbestos Testing Vancouver
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was a popular building material from the 1950s to 1990s. It was used extensively because it is an insulator, has good fire protection properties, has tensile strength, and is resistant to chemical erosion.
Asbestos are often categorized by their color, although tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite remain unclassified.
- White – chrysotile
- Brown – amosite
- Blue – crocidolite
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We provide inspection and testing for homes and commercial space:
- Kitchens and bathrooms
- Roofs and attics
- Decks, pipes, and outside walls
- Doors and windows
- Ceilings and floorings
There are main six main types of deadly Asbestos found which are below;
This is the most commonly used form of asbestos and can be found today in roofs, ceilings, walls and floors of homes and businesses. Chrysotile asbestos also was used in automobile brake linings, pipe insulation, gaskets and boiler seals. Although it is more prevalent, some studies show it takes more exposure to chrysotile than other types of asbestos to develop related diseases.
This is known as brown asbestos, and it originates mostly in Africa. It was used most frequently in cement sheet and pipe insulation. It can be found in insulating board (which contained up to 40 percent asbestos), ceiling tiles and in thermal insulation products. Like the other forms of amphibole asbestos, it has needle-like fibers.
This is blue asbestos and its known for having the best heat resistance. Mined mostly in South Africa, Bolivia and Australia, this is seen as the most dangerous type of asbestos. Crocidolite was commonly used to insulate steam engines, and it was found in some spray-on coatings, pipe insulation and cement products.
This is not used commercially, but it can be found as a contaminant in chrysotile asbestos, vermiculite and talc powders. It was occasionally found as a contaminant in certain asbestos-containing insulation products, paints, sealants and roofing materials. Tremolite can be white, green, gray and even transparent.
Asbestos, vermiculite and talc powders. It was occasionally found as a contaminant in certain asbestos-containing insulation products, paints, sealants and roofing materials. Tremolite can be white, green, gray and even transparent.
This type was mined primarily in Finland and displays a gray-brown color. It was not commercially used and was rather found as a contaminant. Anthophyllite was most commonly found in composite flooring.
This form of asbestos has a harsh texture and is not as flexible as the others. It is most often found in metamorphic rock. Actinolite was never used commercially, but it can be found as a contaminant in some asbestos products.
We have a mobile lab which can take your sample and provide you a full solution under your budget. We are professionals who deal with asbestos testing in Vancouver and all over mainland. Call us today for free estimate for all types of asbestos testing 778-881-4357.
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Anyone with an older home or business property – or one you may be considering purchasing – will want to consider asbestos testing. Then asbestos abatement if the test determines this contaminant is present. We always complete every asbestos testing and asbestos abatement job with an emphasis on being as thorough as possible on either end, and that’s important to our customers.
For asbestos testing and asbestos abatement in Vancouver, please contact us to receive a free estimate today!