Asbestos Remediation - A Primer

Asbestos abatement, sometimes called asbestos remediation, is needed when asbestos based materials pose a hazard to individuals. Asbestos can be found in older building materials (generally 1980 and earlier), especially certain flooring and pipe wraps. Generally, asbestos is not a cause for concern unless disturbed, which is why it becomes an issue during disaster restoration, demolition or renovation. You can find more information about asbestos on the Government of Canada website, Health Risks of Asbestos.


Trained and Experienced in Asbestos Abatement

If you have any concerns regarding the potential presence of asbestos or need assistance with a commercial or residential abatement project, ServiceMaster of Calgary can help. We have trained technicians on staff to guide and execute the asbestos remediation project, and have handled asbestos abatement in hundreds of homes and many large commercial and industrial buildings.

We act according to the Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual, and can provide full abatement services from asbestos testing, planning, removal/containment, and project completion.


Prior to Renovating an Older Building - Commercial or Residential

If your company's building or home is is undergoing a renovation or demolition of any kind and you have an older building, you should definitely know what is in your walls and ceilings before doing so. You could be putting both the contractors as well as anyone still working within that environment in danger and exposing yourself to liability. 

ServiceMaster can help you test the building materials prior to demolition, and if asbestos is present, can guide you in the best approach for remediating the situation. Be sure that anyone you hire for asbestos testing and abatement is appropriately certified and trained.

For more information on asbestos in your home and the government's recommendations, see the Asbestos in the Home website from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety.