ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Don’t live another day with a threat this serious in your home. The consequences could be fatal.

Professional Asbestos Removal

Asbestos was used in a variety of construction materials in homes, offices and commercial buildings up to the mid 1980’s. If you’re considering a demolition, renovation or restoration project, testing is recommended for any building/renovations completed before 1990.

Vermiculite insulation in attics and walls were also used up to the mid 1980’s and should be handled accordingly.

Examples of construction materials containing asbestos can include:

There are six different types of asbestos, each with different properties, and a different appearance. These six types of asbestos which are:

  • Brown asbestos—amosite—is commonly used for electrical, chemical and thermal insulations as well as plumbing items, including pipe lagging.
  • White asbestos-chrysotile—is the most widely-used asbestos, and is commonly used in brake pads, roofing materials and many other items.
  • Blue asbestos—crocidolite—has the thinnest fibers of any other asbestos forms, and is typically used in spray-on insulation and water encasement.
  • Actinolite can be flexible or brittle, and is used in concrete, insulation and fireproof clothing.
  • Anthophyllite is a rarer type of asbestos, used many years ago in talcum powder.
  • Tremolite is strong and flexible, and is typically used in paints, sealants, and fireproof clothing.

Interior

Flooring:

  • Floor Tiles (VCT)
  • Vinyl Sheet Flooring (Linoleum)
  • Floor Leveling Compound

Walls & Ceiling:

  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Acoustical or Stippled Finishes
  • Drywall Joint Compound (Drywall Mud) or Plaster

Mechanical:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Insulators
  • HVAC
  • Boilers
  • Mechanical Insulation
  • Gasgets

Exterior

Roofing:

  • Cement or Asphalt Shingles
  • Felt or Paper Products
  • Vermiculite
  • Chimney Sealants
  • Chimney Brick Mortar

Structure:

  • Mortar for Brick and Block Construction

General Exterior:

  • Stucco Siding
  • Parging
  • Window Putty
  • Transite Pipes

Commercial & Industrial

Piping:

  • Pipe Wrap or Insulation
  • Cleating on Ducting
  • Mudded Joints
  • Cement or Cast Iron Bell
  • Spigots

Mechanical:

  • Incinerators and Boilers
  • Bricks Inside Boilers

Soundproofing or Fireproofing:

  • Sprayed Thermal Insulation

Depending on the type of material, location, volume and various other factors, asbestos removal can be deemed as a low, moderate or high risk project. All asbestos abatement projects must be completed according to specific and regulated government guidelines, which Wise Abatement adheres to. Wise Abatement is certified, licensed, insured and competent to complete your asbestos testing and abatement needs. Our trained staff are available to conduct a site visit, consultation and/or quote to determine your projects specific needs and requirements.

 

 

Our Professional Services Include

  • Completion of asbestos abatement from start to finish
  • Certified to complete all risk levels; Low, Moderate, and high risk abatement projects
  • Selective or total abatement
  • Proper transportation and/or disposal of asbestos contaminated materials
  • Setup and schedule third party air monitoring (as required)

Common Questions Regarding Asbestos

Why is asbestos so dangerous?
Because asbestos is so resilient, once it becomes airborne and is breathed in, fibres become stuck in the lungs and do not easily break down. Over time, asbestos fibres cause scarring and inflammation which can eventually lead to Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Lung Cancer or pleural disorders. These can be serious and fatal diseases.
Is asbestos removal safe?
When done correctly, YES! Wise Abatement uses the latest and safest means of removing asbestos and strictly adheres to legislative requirements on every project, to ensure the safety of all. Safety is our top priority and we take it seriously.
Can I remove asbestos or vermiculite myself?

No. Due to the hazardous nature of disturbing asbestos materials and legislation in place for the safe removal of it, you don’t want to place yourself or others in harm’s way. Often times, victims of mesothelioma are do-it-yourself or DIY homeowners. Our trained technicians will assess and safely remove the ACM from your property.

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