Part 1 – ASBESTOS
The safe removal of hazardous materials should be carried out by a qualified contractor such as HYDRACLEAN Disaster Restoration Services or an equally qualified abatement contractor in your area in accordance with regulatory safe work practices.
Common Hazardous Materials found in Buildings.
ASBESTOS Is commonly present in building materials used in construction right up till 1990. Asbestos fibers were extremely common in building materials found in homes, buildings and schools and were outlawed in Canada and the United States by the year 1980.
Building materials that may contain Asbestos include but are not limited to drywall gypsum mud, textured or stippled coating on walls and ceilings, windows, vinyl sheet flooring, vinyl composite tile flooring, glues and mastics, Deck under sheeting, roof felt and shingles, loose blown in insulation such as vermiculite, incandescent light fixture backings, roof gutters, artificial fireplace logs and ash, acoustic tiles, asbestos pad under fireplace hearths, pipe insulation, fuse box panels, insulation on electrical wires, outlets and switches, flash cards, Door and window gasket covers, backing behind recessed lighting, boiler and furnace insulation, stucco, soffit boards, asbestos insulating board, window putty, downpipes, heat reflectors for wood stoves and more.
During demolition of any of the above-described materials It is guaranteed to disturb asbestos fibers to some degree. Some materials are more friable meaning that it takes less physical pressure to crumble and therefore release dangerous asbestos fibers. Health and safety should be a number one priority for pre demolition procedures.
Prior to deconstruction/demolition It is extremely important to do a hazardous materials assessment so that hazardous materials in the demolition zone are identified prior to any work commencing.
The safe removal of these hazardous materials should be carried out by a qualified asbestos abatement contractor such as HYDRACLEAN Disaster Restoration Services or an equally qualified abatement contractor in your area.
The removal of asbestos containing materials are done under strict safety control such as negative air lock containment and proper personal protective equipment to ensure the release of asbestos fibers is mitigated, controlled and/or eliminated to protect workers and occupants from exposure and inhalation of Asbestos fibers.
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