Where can Asbestos be found?
A good indicator of whether the building in question contains asbestos would be its age. Buildings built before the 1990s (particularly 1900’s to 1950’s) would be highly suspect. Asbestos was often used in the creation of insulation, tiles, mixed with cement and woven into a fabric. It is most commonly found in insulation materials that surround boilers, pipes, ducts, fireplaces, vinyl/asphalt floor tiles, vinyl sheet rubber, acoustic ceiling tiles, vinyl wallpaper, corrugated asbestos sheets, asbestos flat sheet, asbesto lumber, wall coating, and spray coating. However, keep in mind that asbestos was used in a variety of building materials, and may be difficult to visually see if asbestos is present. The only way to be certain that asbestos is present is to have it tested by a professional.
In most cases, exposure occurs when an asbestos-containing product has been disturbed. This causes the release of asbestos fibers into the air, which can then be easily inhaled, getting trapped in the lungs. These fibers cause scarring of the lung tissue, inflammation, breathing difficulties, and cancer. Individuals may not even be aware that they have been exposed as it may take several years before symptoms present itself, and then it can take anywhere from 5 to 25 years for a person to die from exposure. With this in mind, we highly recommend that removal of all asbestos is done by certified personnel. This is an extremely dangerous job, one that should only be handled by individuals who are extremely knowledgeable about asbestos abatement, procedures, and have the proper equipment and PPE. Renegade HM is Calgary’s asbestos abatement experts for good reason. Our highly-skilled and knowledgeable asbestos abatement specialists remove all traces of asbestos from buildings to ensure the safety of our clients. If you are living in Calgary and would like to get your home or commercial building tested for asbestos or require asbestos removal, contact our certified asbestos abatement specialists in Calgary today.
Hazards of Asbestos
- There are six different types of asbestos:
- Chrysotile (White Asbestos)
- Amosite (Brown Asbestos)
- Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos) Most dangerous
Calgary Asbestos Abatement
After the existence of asbestos has been confirmed, our certified, experienced personnel will begin the asbestos abatement process. As every project is a little different (the type of asbestos, the location of asbestos) there is no one procedure that applies for all projects. Our project manager will determine the best process to be used to ensure that the asbestos is contained, and removed in a safe manner. Projects will fall into a Low, Moderate, or High-Risk category. Procedures are determined by Occupational Health and Safety (O H & S), Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual.
Why choose Renegade HM?
Renegade HM is a leading expert on asbestos abatement and removal services for industrial, agricultural, residential, and commercial properties. Our team of asbestos abatement experts in Calgary are dedicated to eradicating all traces of asbestos in your property. If you are living in the Calgary area and require asbestos abatement for your property, Renegade HM is ready to serve you and get the job done right. Contact us today!