Asbestos Testing & Removal
Asbestos Testing & Removal Victoria
Asbestos is the generic name for a number of naturally occurring silicate mineral fibres.
Asbestos is a versatile product. Due to its ability to withstand heat, erosion and decay, and for its fire and water resistant properties, asbestos was widely used in building materials for residential premises until it started to be phased out in the 1980s. Building materials containing asbestos are still prevalent in our community today. Asbestos comes in a variety of colours and types.
Each type of asbestos affects people a little differently, but all of them are hazardous and exposure often leads to fatal diseases.
Legislation was introduced in 1978 to ban asbestos from building materials.
However, many homes built prior to 1990 contain some asbestos, and the older your home is the higher the chance that asbestos containing materials could be present, and now in British Columbia it is legislated that all potential materials that may contain asbestos must be tested first before removal.
Because asbestos is so dangerous, it must only be removed by a team of highly trained and certified experts. Asbestos is fibrous, almost fluffy, in texture and can become airborne very easily.
When the fibres are inhaled they become lodged in the lungs, they cause scarring that eventually leads to cancer. The safe removal of asbestos containing materials is handled properly with West Coast Removal.
When you work with us, we’ll make sure that your home and the people in it are safe during the removal process. We’ll remove all traces of the asbestos and leave your house free of the dangerous fibers.
These pictures show Vermiculite in an attic, the safe abatement of asbestos popcorn ceiling and a full containment built at a hospital.