What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a highly hazardous material and must be removed safely and professionally. Our staff is certified and specialized in the professional and safe removal of asbestos and highly trained in removing all types of Asbestos. It’s very important that Asbestos is removed by a certified professional which is why you need to choose a qualified team that has the experience needed to correctly remove Asbestos from your property according to industry guidelines.
Our Asbestos Removal Process
Our company implements Ontario’s regulation 278/05 and follows all provincial safety rules and regulations during the removal of any hazardous material such as Asbestos. The asbestos removal process starts with setting up full containment of the affected area to ensure that full safety of your property. We also remove any hazardous material in sealed bags and dispose of it properly.
Once the job is done and we will provide you with a certificate stating that your property is up to code and this certificate can be passed to your new property buyers too if needed.
The removal of asbestos is a very delicate and extensive process. It must be done by a certified professional to ensure that all precautions and measures are taken to protect workers from being exposed and to stop any cross contamination to keep your family safe. The hazardous material is then kept in sealed bags and disposed properly in the safest way.
Our Asbestos removal & abatement services include:
- Vermiculite attic insulation such as Zonolite
- Hot water pipe, boiler and furnace insulation
- Asbestos floor tile and mastic adhesive
- Acoustic ceiling tiles
- HVAC duct paper and vent boots
- Window Caulking and drywall joint compound
- Stucco “popcorn” Ceilings
- Transit pipes and boards
- Roof shingles
- Vinyl flooring
- And More.
All Clear Environmental is a fully licensed and insured professional company specializing in the professional abatement and the removal of asbestos in residential and commercial properties. Our goal is to make your home or building a safe and healthy place to live or work in.
How Much Does it Cost to Have Asbestos Removed?
Any material that contains asbestos is considered a hazardous material and any property that is residential or commercial which contains asbestos in its interior or exterior is dangerous can pose health risks when disturbed or in bad condition.
Hiring a professional team to safely remove the asbestos in your building will guarantee that your property will be free of asbestos and that will ensure the health and safety during and after the asbestos removal project.
The cost of removing asbestos is very straightforward once we evaluate the situation. It is usually determined by the type of asbestos abatement that you require. For example: the quote for removing asbestos from piping insulation is different from the cost of removing asbestos from the floors and so on.
Once we finish our free inspection we can provide you with a clear and accurate estimate based on the level of work that needs to be done.
Type of Asbestos Removal & Risk Level
All Clear Environmental is specialized in all types of Asbestos removal which includes Type I, II, III abatement.
The level of abatement for any project can determine the risk level of the professionals working to remove the asbestos from any property. Some jobs require high level decontamination or bringing in external equipment for air quality monitoring.
Type 1 Asbestos Abatement Operations – The risk of asbestos exposure is low if specific procedures and provisions are followed.
Type 2 Asbestos Abatement Operations – The risk of asbestos exposure to workers is medium. Since exposure is likely to occur, additional precautions must be taken.
Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Operations – The risk of exposure to asbestos is very high. For type 3 asbestos removal, workers need additional certification and must take all of the necessary precautions.
How Does Asbestos Exposure Affect Your Health?
Asbestos fibres are only harmful once they are released into the air and reach your lungs. The severity of health complications that result from asbestos exposure vary based on the duration and intensity of exposure. Once inhaled, asbestos particles can cause scarring and inflammation of the lungs. Prolonged exposure can increase the risk of developing:
- – Mesothelioma – a form of cancer in the chest and stomach lining
- – Lung Cancer
- – Scarring of the Lung Lining
- – Pleural Effusions – excessive fluid collection around the lungs
- – Asbestosis – a chronic lung disease
ASBESTOS REMOVAL FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral that’s made up of thin, microscopic fibres. These flexible fibres are resistance to heat, fire, electricity, and corrosion. It’s been used in the past as an effective construction material to provide insulation to homes and was also commonly added to things like paper, plastic, and cement to make them more durable.
Although it has its benefits, long-term exposure to asbestos can lead to a wide variety of health risks like cancer and lung poisoning.
Is Asbestos Dangerous?
It can be. Asbestos is only dangerous if someone has prolonged or constant exposure to it. If asbestos is disturbed, the thin microscopic fibres can get airborne and are likely to get into your lungs. Prolonged exposure to airborne asbestos particles can lead to a variety of different health complications – including several types of cancer.
What is Asbestos Poisoning?
Asbestos poisoning, otherwise referred to as “asbestosis”, is a chronic lung disease that occurs from prolonged exposure to asbestos. Asbestosis decreases the elasticity of the lungs and creates a scar-like tissue which makes it more difficult to breath.
How to Check for Asbestos?
The only way to confidently confirm the presence of asbestos is to get a sample tested by an accredited asbestos laboratory. It’s strongly recommended that if you suspect that you have asbestos in your home that you leave the testing and removal of asbestos to certified and licensed professionals. Contact us to have your home inspected by our team of asbestos removal specialists.
How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?
The cost of asbestos removal services will vary based on several different factors. The size of your home, the equipment required, the risk level, and the scope of work are all aspects that can influence the cost of an asbestos removal job. A rough estimate for the average asbestos removal service in Ontario can cost somewhere between $10 - $15 per a square foot of the building.
Keep in mind that this cost will vary from one service provider to the next and will change based on the previously mentioned factors. Contact us for a quote for our asbestos removal services!
Do You Need Specialized Training to Remove Asbestos?
There are three types of asbestos removal or abatement operations – Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. Type 1 operations involve the lowest risk of exposure and require the least amount of expertise, while Type 3 is the highest risk of exposure and requires more specific training.
Certification is only required for all individuals and supervisors involved in a Type 3 asbestos abatement operation. However, asbestos awareness training is recommended for all individuals that perform Type 1 and Type 2 operations.
Call us now to schedule a visit to assess your asbestos or mold situation.
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