ASBESTOS REMOVAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

 


Professional testing is required to determine if asbestos is present in your commercial property. If asbestos is found, it should be professionally analyzed, especially if it is in damaged condition. To avoid health risks to occupants, asbestos removal should only be done by a professional asbestos abatement contractor.

Asbestos abatement is a highly regulated and specialized process, and there are many factors involved. The procedures are more complicated if asbestos and materials containing asbestos are damaged or exposed, or disturbed as a result of renovation or a disaster such as fire or flooding.

At ServiceMaster Restore of Thunder Bay, Dryden, Kenora, Fort Francis, our technicians are qualified and fully trained asbestos removal and abatement professionals. Our services include asbestos assessment and surveying, air sampling and analysis of materials in your property that may contain asbestos such as vermiculite and old insulation products. Our technicians assess the asbestos risks in your property, provide you with the analysis and reports, and then select the most appropriate method of managing the problem. Our specialists will complete asbestos removal procedures in a safe, professional and efficient manner.

 

Asbestos inspection and analysis of your business property may include:

  • Air Sampling: to indicate if you have an asbestos problem and determine its severity.
  • Materials Sampling: to determine the source of the airborne asbestos and confirm with independent laboratory analysis if required.
  • Assessment of Asbestos: sometimes removal isn’t the best option depending on the condition of the asbestos. In such situations, our technicians will provide you with alternative options.

 

Where You Might Find Asbestos In Your Business Property

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

 

IS THERE ASBESTOS IN MY COMMERCIAL PROPERTY?

Most products made today do not contain asbestos. The few products made which still contain asbestos, that could be inhaled, are required to be labeled as such. However, until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials contained asbestos.

 

 


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