Selective demolition and asbestos abatement
Many buildings built prior to 1990 contain asbestos and contractors as well as property owners can be faced with expensive and logistical problems when contemplating either renovation or demolition of a ship, structure or building that has been found to contain hazardous materials such as asbestos or lead coatings. Lead and asbestos if not properly controlled during renovation, demolition and or removal can easily become airborne and pose a serious health threat to anyone living or working in the area never mind the potential for liability and expensive decontamination requirements if improperly disturbed.
If asbestos or lead have been found by a competent hazardous materials consultant within a structure or building, all precautions must be taken to ensure the safety and protection of the workers and the public. Abatement workers must wear the best in personal protection (PPE) and the structure or building (if it requires high-risk abatement methods), is often wrapped in a polyethylene shrink wrap and placed under negative pressure using high tech HEPA filtered air moving units to contain all the particulate.
Often selective demoltion is required along with the abatement to remove portions of the structure such as walls, ceilings, floors etc. Such material is packaged and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly manner possible. Enviro-Vac is an MOE licensed carrier and follows the strictest of Environment Canada’s regulations and can safely contain, transport, and dispose of the lead and asbestos-contaminated materials.
Once the building has been cleaned and the asbestos abatement complete, which includes vigorous inspections and air tests, it will be declared safe for workers to enter the structure and complete the renovation or demolition.
If you’re unsure what your building needs, contact the company that is an expert in asbestos removal. Enviro-Vac can take care of all your needs, providing the safest and most reliable methods.