Steps Involved in the Asbestos Abatement Process
If an asbestos test has come back positive for the presence of asbestos on your property, then it is crucial that you schedule professional asbestos removal in Calgary. Only a company such as Clean Air Services that has the necessary tools and experience will know how to take the proper steps to completely remove the asbestos and to do it in a safe manner.
There are five main steps involved in the asbestos abatement process. They are:
Step 1 - Survey
Before asbestos abatement in Calgary can begin, a proper survey report needs to be completed. This report will identify the location of the building's asbestos-containing materials. It will also provide a risk assessment and detail the recommended course of action for the removal.
Step 2 - Containment
Once the asbestos has been identified, it will need to be contained so that it doesn't spread through the rest of the building during the removal process. The area needs to be clearly demarcated and sealed off with special plastic sheeting. The HVAC system should also be disabled and negative pressure equipment should be set up. Floors, ceilings, walls, and other surfaces that are not being treated also need to be covered.
Step 3 - Removal
The removal step of asbestos abatement in Calgary is carried out by technicians wearing the proper protective gear and respirators. The technicians will use hand tools to manually remove the asbestos-containing material and place it into specialized disposal bags. They will take special care not to unnecessarily break any of the material so as not to release the asbestos fibres. The bags will then be properly sealed and disposed of at a specialized facility intended for hazardous waste.
Step 4 - Decontamination
After all of the asbestos-containing material is removed, the technicians will need to make sure that the area is thoroughly decontaminated. Every surface in the containment area will be cleaned using a high-efficiency particulate arresting (HEPA) vacuum. A HEPA filter is designed to remove 99.97% of particles larger than 0.3 micrometres from the air. It is capable of picking up any lingering asbestos fibres remaining after an asbestos abatement job.
Step 5 - Final Inspection
To ensure that your home or building is safe, a trusted asbestos abatement company will perform multiple HEPA cleanings and follow them up with one final test. They will take air and surface samples to ensure that all of the asbestos has been successfully removed and that it is safe to return to the building.
Safe and Reliable Asbestos Removal in Calgary
Clean Air Services has been removing dangerous asbestos from homes and businesses for more than 20 years. We provide safe asbestos abatement in Calgary, Lethbridge, and throughout Alberta in accordance with all of the latest safety standards. Our highly trained crew also works quickly and efficiently to ensure that you can get back to your normal daily life but in a much healthier environment.
If you need asbestos removal in Calgary, then you need a company you can trust. Don't hesitate to contact Clean Air Services today.