If asbestos is secure and enclosed in your building, it’s typically considered safe and should be left alone. If you’re considering renovations, demolition or remodelling projects in a building built in the ‘80s or earlier, however, it’s important to bring in the asbestos experts at Breathe Easy Eco Solutions to assess the situation and, if necessary, provide abatement. We’re the ones to call for asbestos removal in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Northwest Ontario! Since asbestos can be difficult to find, we can test physical materials for asbestos and test the air for asbestos fibres. If we find that you do have asbestos in your property, we will provide guidance for what steps to take next.
Many old building structures were built with asbestos containing materials and if disturbed the asbestos fibres can spread in the air. Only professionals can identify the places that have asbestos through experience and by using the necessary equipment. Asbestos is classified into friable and non-friable. Friable asbestos allows the fibers to move easily into the air and is the one that can be most dangerous to your health (vermiculite, drywall joint compound, stipple and stucco etc.) Non-friable asbestos has the fibers locked into the material and poses a lesser threat (linoleum, floor tiles, Transite etc.)
We always want to ensure that your home or business is safe and free of toxic chemicals that can harm your health. That’s why, when we perform asbestos abatement, we use environmentally sound methods following approved Federal and Provincial guidelines. Contact Breathe Easy Eco Solutions to get a free asbestos inspection.
Asbestos – what you need to know:
Many homes and offices built prior to 1990 contain some form of asbestos
Asbestos can be found in more than 3,000 building materials
Asbestos-related lung diseases are preventable, and yet, remain the single largest killer of workers in Manitoba
Most of those workers who have died from exposure to asbestos fibres were in the construction trades
The importance of insurance in any business cannot be stressed enough. The right insurance policy can cover your business and employees from damages caused at the workplace. Potential risks such as asbestos and mould infestations can be prevented with regular inspections and removal services. It is advisable to look into the type of insurance policy you have prior to having any work done. Breathe Easy Eco Solutions offers Occurrence Form Policy for your convenience. With the Occurrence Form Policy, you’ll be covered for incidents that occurred during the time your insurance was active.
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