If you suspect your old home or business may have any hazardous materials lurking about its walls, you should probably consider getting a hazardous materials survey (or a hazmat survey) done by professionals. Elite Asbestos Removal & Testing provides hazmat surveys in Vancouver and surrounding areas of the Lower Mainland to identify ALL hazardous materials that may be present in a structure. These materials will need to be removed before any renovation or demolition work may occur on the premises. You should never remove hazardous materials yourself – professionals possess special training and equipment to do it safely and effectively.
If your structure was built prior to 1990, a hazmat survey is actually required prior to any work because harmful materials such as asbestos and lead paint were commonly used in construction prior to that date. Although it’s far less common, hazardous materials may have been used in your building’s construction even after 1990. Hazmat surveys are required to keep both construction workers and building occupants safe from exposure to hazardous materials. Exposure to asbestos, lead, or mold can lead to serious health risks for individuals.
WE WORK IN ACCORDANCE WITH WORKSAFEBC
In accordance with WorkSafeBC and other municipal regulations, we provide professional testing and removal services for various contaminants on properties, including asbestos, lead, mold, and other harmful hazardous substances and materials, including mercury, PCBs, rodent/bird droppings, and even radioactive materials. When you call Elite Asbestos Removal & Testing., we’ll come in and collect samples for laboratory analysis to identify which types of hazardous materials are present on your property (if any) and then gather a hazmat survey report detailing the results of our findings. If you have any hazardous materials present, we can then go in and remove them for you. If you’re only renovating one specific area of your building, a hazmat survey can be customized to only include the area(s) that could potentially be disturbed by your project and not the entire structure itself.
Learning important asbestos facts helps people reduce their exposure to asbestos and may help prevent public exposure when whistleblowers speak up about dangerous working conditions.
During the 20th century, American industries used many types of asbestos products for construction, manufacturing and chemical refining. Asbestos products are still commonly used in developing nations such as Russia, China, India and Mexico.
Common Types of Asbestos Products:
Other Products That Have Contained Asbestos
Because it is so hard to destroy asbestos fibers, the body cannot break them down or remove them once they are lodged in lung or body tissues. They remain in place where they can cause disease.
There are three primary diseases associated with asbestos exposure:
Prior to renovating or demolishing a pre-1991 building, the owner (or builder) is legally obligated to retain a qualified person to perform a risk assessment and asbestos survey before conducting work where asbestos may be disturbed. Attempting to do this on your own is not only dangerous but could potentially end up costing you more than having it done by a professional. Ask questions and know your limitations.
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