Asbestos Removal Winnipeg

Asbestos Is harmful to your health

We are certified asbestos professionals who have decades of combined experience with the abatement process. We remove and repair hazardous materials while being aware that it is best to not disturb them, but in certain cases we may need to when working on your home or business renovations. You can trust us every step of the way during this difficult time!

Asbestos is mostly harmless when left alone, but becomes dangerous if disturbed during repairs, renovations or restoration.

Mold Removal Winnipeg only employ certified asbestos professionals with decades of combined experience with the abatement process. We remove and repair hazardous materials while being aware that it is best to not disturb them, but in certain cases we may need to when working on your home or business renovations. You can trust us every step of the way during this difficult time!

  • Experienced team of IICRC certified asbestos removal technicians
  • Adhere to the highest safety standards outlined by Manitoba Health
  • Provide professional air quality testing, asbestos testing, asbestos removal, asbestos abatement
  • Services available 24/7
  • 100% success rate
  • Customer satisfaction guaranteed
Close Up Asbestos Fibers

What is asbestos?

While once considered a valuable resource, asbestos was soon found to be dangerously toxic, and is now banned in most countries. 

The mineral that causes so many health problems today - Asbestos has been valued for its strength and insulation properties in residential buildings throughout history. Asbestos can be as little as 1% of construction materials, or at much as 100%.

As people started experiencing health issues with this material, asbestos usage decreased significantly are better alternatives such as fiberglass replaced it, which can do everything from insulate against heat transfer to act like soundproofing or even fire retardant if necessary.

The problem with asbestos became clear when doctors noticed an increase of lung cancer diagnoses among their patients who had worked around.

Why is asbestos so dangerous?

The toxic yet durable nature of asbestos mad it a staple in construction, engineering, and chemistry.

However, when inhaled or ingested by humans, the fibers become permanently lodged into lung tissue causing health problems such as chronic pulmonary diseases like asbestosis or mesothelioma. 

Asbestos exposure is most dangerous when one comes across large quantities that are often found during building demolition, and chemical spills.

However exposure to small doses over long periods of time often occurs through skin contact at home improvement stores where they were not properly stored and handled before being distributed to customers. 

Contamination is also seen during home renovations or even light maintenance when people inadvertently move or disturb materials containing asbestos and inhale the fibers. 

A single asbestos fiber is so small that it can't be seen by the naked eye and they're easily inhaled without even realizing.

If your home was built before 1980, there's a good chance your business or home contains these fibers because of how common their use on construction sites had been prior to this time period.

For more information about the dangers of asbestos, visit Health Canada.

Asbestos Tiles

asbestos-related diseases

Exposure to asbestos toxic fibers can have serious long-term health risks if inhaled or ingested and has been linked to several types of cancer.

The most serious is a type known as Mesothelioma which often leads to death within three years, but it's almost exclusively caused by exposure with toxic asbestos-containing materials.

Other cancers related include ovarian cancer, lung cancer, and laryngeal tumors - all dangerous because they're so difficult for doctors to detect early on during the stages that are treatable.

Other Related Diseases

  • Asbestosis 
  • Pleuritis
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Pleural Plaques
  • Various Cancers
  • Diffuse Pleural Thickening
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Atelectasis
Asbestos Sheeting

Types of asbestos

There are 6 legal types of asbestos which fall into two separate categories: Amphibole and Serpentine.

  • Crocidolite
  • Amosite
  • Anthophyllite
  • Tremolite
  • Actinolite
  • Crysotile

Microscopic asbestos dust particles are nearly invisible and have no smell or taste, but they present a serious health and safety concern because there's only one way to detect them: sending samples of air in the area for analysis.

Asbestos Materials After Removal

Where is ASBESTOS found?

Asbestos is an indestructible element that has found its way into several household and commercial construction materials. For example, it can be seen in thermal insulation as well as paints, plaster mixes and other common materials.

Common Places To Find Asbestos

  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Floor Tiles
  • Attic Insulation
  • Roof Shingles
  • Plaster Mixes
  • Textured Paint
  • Spray-On Insulation
  • Duct Insulation
  • Siding 
  • Vermiculite Insulation

Our asbestos abatement process

Asbestos Assessment & Testing

  • Visual inspection of the area
  • Air samples, air monitoring, and air quality test
  • Testing to confirm the presence of asbestos
  • Recommend options for removal

Prepare & Quarantine The Area

  • Marking of hazardous material areas
  • Section off contaminated areas and minimising risk factors
  • Air ducts sealed & HVAC system turned off 

Asbestos Removal Or Repair (Encapsulation / Enclosure)

  • Use hand tools, wet methods, and other proper equipment to remove or repair the asbestos-containing materials.
  • Affected materials are placed in disposable bags and safety sealed and removed.

De-contamination & Cleanup 

  • Special HEPA filter vacuums minimise the dispersion of hazardous materials
  • Clearance air sampling performed
  • Post-cleanup, removal of containment barriers
  • Receive full completion report 

inspect for asbestos before starting

renovations Or demolition

It’s important to schedule a professional home inspection before beginning any home repairs or renovations.

Our trained and licensed professionals will test for the presence of asbestos and explain the risks, removal process, and treatment options. 

Once the hazardous materials are safely removed from your residential or commercial property, we’ll provide a certificate confirming the job was successfully completed and all occupational health risks have been eliminated.

What to do if you find asbestos?

What to do

  • Contact a certified asbestos abatement technician
  • Get a written evaluation from the asbestos inspector
  • Clean any tools, clothing, or shoes that may have come into contact with asbestos.
  • Leave the asbestos alone

What not to do

  • Do not touch or disturb asbestos
  • Do not  attempt to remove asbestos yourself
  • Do not use ay cleaning products on materials that may contain asbestos
  • Do not work or occupy a room where asbestos has been found.

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