Many property owners are astonished to discover that their buildings still contain asbestos. Asbestos use has been heavily regulated since the initiation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act in 1999, and asbestos has even been banned in the use of many applications, including new manufacturing. Nevertheless, our technicians are rarely surprised when they find evidence of asbestos use in the construction of residential and commercial buildings.

Asbestos was once found and used ubiquitously throughout North America due to its incredible heat resistance and versatility as a strengthening component. These traits have been difficult to replicate in other substances, so it has taken some time to completely prohibit the use of asbestos in certain sectors.

What is Asbestos?

It has been many years since asbestos has been used in brand new construction, so many of our clients are unaware of exactly what asbestos is. Asbestos is an umbrella term which describes several different types of mineral fiber. It is a naturally occurring substance that has been used for decades as an insulator for wiring and construction. In fact, Canada was once a prominent supplier of asbestos due to the presence of many asbestos mines in the region. Unfortunately, it took years for scientists to make the connection between asbestos exposure and several dangerous (and sometimes even fatal) health conditions.

Why is Professional Asbestos Removal So Important?

Asbestos, while extremely useful and efficient for a variety of purposes, poses serious health risks. Researchers now know that asbestos can cause diseases and conditions such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

Mesothelioma is a dangerous cancer that attacks the lining of the chest wall and abdominal cavity. You have probably heard commercials on television for law firms engaging in class action lawsuits on behalf of people suffering from this rare and dangerous cancer. Asbestosis, named after asbestos itself, refers to a condition in which the interior of the lungs become scarred and the surrounding lung tissue becomes fibrous.

It is important to note that all of these conditions are linked to inhaling asbestos fibers – simply being in the presence of asbestos is not particularly dangerous to one’s health. The danger arises when the asbestos is disturbed and released into the air. A layperson should never attempt to remove asbestos on their own; you should always turn to a company like Vancouver Asbestos Removal Pros for all of your asbestos removal and disposal needs.

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    Why Choose Vancouver Asbestos Removal Pros?

    We have been dedicated to this industry for over fifteen years, and have stayed on the cutting edge of technology in order to provide our clients with the most thorough and safe asbestos removal and disposal services. We are among the top asbestos removal companies in the region and have spent years cultivating our reputation by providing our clients with the absolute best in customer service.

    We are licensed and insured, so you can rest assured that we are not only knowledgeable, but also trained to do the job correctly, minimizing any risks to you, your family or your business. We understand the serious and time-sensitive nature of asbestos removal, so we always work quickly and efficiently. It has never been easier to have asbestos removed from your property, and you will not find a better company to do it than Vancouver Asbestos Removal Pros!

    Where Might I Find Asbestos On My Property?

    While asbestos has not been used in new manufacturing for many years, you may have products in your home or property that date back to when asbestos was commonly used. These products may include:

    • Asbestos blankets/tape used on steam pipes
    • Flooring, including floor tiles, the backing on vinyl flooring, and the adhesives used for installing tiles.
    • Insulation around furnaces, including cement sheets, paper insulation, and millboard
    • Furnaces, coal, and wood stoves—asbestos may be present in their door gaskets.
    • Wall textures/soundproofing

    There are many other places on your property that asbestos can hide as well. Asbestos is not detectable by the naked eye, so it is nearly impossible for a layperson to determine the presence of asbestos in their residential or commercial property. Unless the product is clearly labeled, there is no way to be sure of your asbestos risk unless you call in a licensed professional. Whether the project is large-scale or small, we always recommend having one of our professional technicians inspect your property to find any evidence of asbestos.

    How Does Asbestos Removal Work?

    The first stage involves assessing the extent of the asbestos problem. We will schedule a time to come to your home that is most convenient for you. We will inspect the property thoroughly and take samples of any suspicious material for analysis. If we are able to identify asbestos, we will then work with you to figure out an appropriate timeline for the removal and disposal of the contaminated material. We will take you through each stage of the process as efficiently and conveniently as possible for your family or business.

    Make the Right Choice

    If you believe that there is asbestos present on your property, make the right choice. Call us today to schedule asbestos testing and removal. The risk of contracting an illness due to asbestos is very real, and asbestos removal is far too dangerous for any layperson to undertake on their own. We have the experience, the training, and the equipment to remove the asbestos from your property without endangering anyone involved.

    Whether you have just one room in a small residential home that needs to be tested or a large commercial property that requires a sweeping asbestos removal strategy, we will approach the job with our signature dedication and commitment.

    We understand that discovering asbestos on your property is a stressful situation, and many of our clients are initially concerned that the removal process will be disruptive to their home life or their businesses. We listen to these concerns and tailor our process to be as convenient as possible for you. Do not hesitate! Call us today!