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For over 20 years, Clean Air Services has safely completed asbestos removal from buildings in Calgary, Lethbridge and throughout Alberta. When breathed in, asbestos can cause many health issues, but was widely used in buildings constructed in decades past. Asbestos poses a serious threat to the public today. The Clean Air Services team is committed to ensuring the health and safety of the Alberta community by offering effective and safety-minded asbestos and hazardous materials inspection and abatement. As a member of COR, Clean Air Services creates a customized method statement detailing the site-specific procedures and logistics of every project. Site audits are randomly carried out by our safety supervisor to ensure industry standards are always met.
Health Problems Associated with Asbestos
For years, asbestos was used in many products because of its flame resistant and durable qualities. However, by the late 1970s documented studies began to show the harmful effects caused from breathing in asbestos fibres by studying workers who were in contact with it on a daily basis. It was at this time that asbestos manufacturing began to decline before coming to a stop completely.
When disturbed, asbestos releases hundreds of tiny fibres into the air, which can be easily breathed in by anyone in the immediate area. Once inhaled, these fibres are carried to the lower regions of the lungs where they become lodged causing multiple health problems, including fibrotic lung disease and changes to the lining of the chest cavity. These issues can then lead to reduced respiratory function, lung cancer, mesothelioma and even death. Asbestos exposure can also indirectly cause an enlarged heart due to the increased resistance of blood flow through the lungs.
Though any kind of exposure to asbestos can cause serious health effects, the outlook is worse for those who have been exposed to high concentrations, were exposed for a longer period of time and were exposed frequently, such as those who have worked with the material in the past. If you believe your home may contain materials with asbestos, our team will complete safe asbestos removal in Calgary to rid you space of any harmful substances. Get in contact with us today to protect your family.
The Abatement Process
After drafting a method statement for your home or business’s abatement program, the Clean Air Services team conducts a full investigation of your site to locate all visible and accessible building materials that could potentially contain asbestos. There are many different types of asbestos, so samples of suspicious materials will be shipped to and analyzed by an accredited laboratory. An asbestos survey report will be compiled which details the sample results and locations of all known asbestos-containing materials, risk assessments and recommended action to be taken. This report will be kept on-site to be tracked and updated regularly to serve as a step-by-step guide and reference for asbestos presence in a building.
Asbestos Removal & Encapsulation
Clean Air Services specializes in the removal/encapsulation of asbestos. We act according to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety regulations and the Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual. If you find asbestos in your home, don’t panic! The best thing to do is to not disturb the material by trying to remove it yourself. Generally, asbestos material in good condition will not release fibres. There is no danger unless fibres become airborne.
Check the material regularly and know where asbestos could be found. Look for signs of wear and damage, such as tears, abrasions and water damage. If an object containing asbestos is damaged, repair or removal by a professional may be required. Contact Clean Air Services today to schedule a professional evaluation of your home or business.