Addressing Asbestos

Addressing Asbestos

Did you know our technicians are qualified and fully trained asbestos professionals?  While most products made today do not contain asbestos and use has declined significantly since the 1970s, these building materials still exist in many older homes and buildings today.   

Asbestos minerals have historically been used to make products that are long-lasting, fire-resistant and strong.  Construction and commercial industries have used asbestos in variety of building products:

  • Wall and attic insulation
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • Roofing and siding shingles
  • Textured paint, patching and joint compounds
  • Asbestos paper, millboard or cement sheets used around stoves and fireplaces
  • Door gaskets in furnaces

While asbestos poses no significant risk until disturbed, it is crucial to have any materials containing asbestos professionally tested prior to any demolition in your home or commercial property, should you be in a situation where you have sustained a loss, disaster or are simply remolding your space.

To avoid significant health risks, asbestos abatement should only be completed by a certified professional as this is a highly regulated and specialized process. At ServiceMaster Restore of Calgary, our services typically include assessment and surveying, air sampling and analysis of the materials that may contain asbestos. Once testing is complete, our team will then determine the most appropriate course of action for your particular situation. Our technicians will complete the removal process in a safe and professional manor and consult with you along the way.   

 

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