Benefits of Working With a Reliable Abatement, Decontamination and Remediation Company

January 25th, 2023 | in Abatement Services
Benefits of Working With a Reliable Decontamination and Remediation Company

If you need the help of a hazardous materials abatement, decontamination and remediation company, then there are good business reasons to choose a company with over 45-years of a proven track record in reliability, responsiveness, and experience. In today’s blog we are going to go over why that is. 


The abatement and decontamination of hazardous materials is a complex and dangerous undertaking requiring a detailed report of hazard locations followed by a contractor prepared, detailed written risk-assessment complete with exposure control plans and detailed written work procedures. It is critical that the company you choose to do the work is reliable and has the knowledge and expertise to ensure regulatory compliance and most importantly, the safety of everyone involved. 

The safety of everyone associated with the project is a potential liability issue for those hiring a remediation company. So, be very sure that you hire a company that has a great deal of experience with hazardous materials abatement and will be responsive to your inquiries and questions. 

Hazardous materials abatement, particularly asbestos and lead removal is a highly regulated and safety driven industry segment where special techniques are required to remove these hazardous materials safely while remaining compliant.

Asbestos continues to be the top work place killer in BC and much of the World. Properly trained, knowledgeable and qualified asbestos workers are a critically important component on work sites where asbestos could be disturbed. Regulators in BC have significantly increased their efforts to enforce proper asbestos abatement procedures and ensure employers protect workers who may be exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos removal is not a small undertaking

Following are some tips:

  • Asbestos abatement can be costly. A significant variance in bids is a red flag and should warrant a closer look. Short cuts, mistakes and a lack of quality experience can lead to significant liabilities and penalties to both contractor and client including building owner.
  • Avoid any conflict of interest by making sure contractors and consultants or inspectors are not one and the same.
  • Regulators place an explicit duty on owners and employers to do their “due diligence” in regards to risk management at their facilities or job sites and all have potential accountability exposure to the asbestos and other hazards as well as negligent response to addressing hazardous materials.
  • Contractors and building owners must be aware that hazardous materials (waste asbestos) belong to the owner “cradle to grave” this means that the waste generator is responsible for its waste from initial generation through its ultimate disposal and beyond and if an unscrupulous company dumps the waste at a road-side or in a valley, the owner can be responsible for cleanup. Nothing will relinquish a generator of this responsibility.

Hazardous materials abatement is our business and we take great pride in being problem solvers. We are available to help if you need an abatement and decontamination company with over 45-years of experience. We can be reached toll-free in Surrey, BC at (888) 296-2499.   


Enviro-Vac is one of the oldest privately owned environmental contractors in Canada. They offer a full suite of services in hazardous materials abatement and decontamination including negative pressure, shrink- wrap containments and are available to work both medium and large- scale projects across Canada. The head office is based in Surrey, BC. 

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about hazardous materials abatement, decontamination or combustible or toxic dust abatement solutions, please call us on our toll-free number, (888) 296-2499.

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