Asbestos Abatement Services
Asbestos is a highly dangerous substance that should always be handled with care and caution. At WINMAR® Fraser Valley, our asbestos abatement experts are your first call if you suspect asbestos, or if you’re taking on a new renovation or remodelling project. Our qualified Worksafe BC approved technicians test for hazardous materials like asbestos and, if present, safely remove them.
Asbestos Abatement in the Fraser Valley
WINMAR® Fraser Valley offers safe and thorough asbestos abatement services in the Fraser Valley. We combine highly trained specialists with advanced equipment and PPE to test for and remove asbestos.
The removal of asbestos is a delicate job, because disturbing the materials may be dangerous. If you suspect there is asbestos in your home or commercial building, follow these steps:
- Contact WINMAR® Fraser Valley right away to learn if there is a risk of asbestos and what to do next.
- A WINMAR® Fraser Valley asbestos abatement expert will respond quickly to complete a Hazardous Materials Survey. We will collect and send samples to a lab for testing.
- The Hazardous Report will be provided to us and you, and based on this information we will create a full abatement plan for the safe removal of any asbestos.
It’s important to note that asbestos can be disturbed by construction projects and renovations, including activities like sanding or removing materials. Before you begin a construction project on a building or home built before 1990, be sure to have it tested for asbestos.
Important Information About Asbestos Detection
Asbestos minerals are odourless, tasteless, and can’t be seen, which means the only way to know for certain that asbestos is present is through laboratory testing. In Canada, only AHERA accredited consultants can test for asbestos.
It’s typically found in buildings and homes built before the 1990s, when Asbestos was used in everyday products and building materials. Asbestos is made up of minerals that were mined in North America. Its durability, insulating properties, and chemical, heat, and fire-resistance properties made asbestos a desirable material for all kinds of building projects. However, this was before scientists and medical professionals learned the dangers of asbestos.
Asbestos is known as the “hidden killer” and can cause severe health problems, including cancer, chronic lung diseases, mesothelioma, and even death. The tiny fibres remain in the air, and when swallowed or inhaled, can severely damage the lungs and abdomen.
Where Asbestos Might Be Hiding in Your Home or Building
WINMAR® Fraser Valley’s asbestos abatement services are used by people in all situations, including:
- Full demolition projects
- Renovation or remodelling projects
- Emergency services (such as after a flood or fire)
Some of the areas of a home or building that may be affected include:
- Walls and ceilings
- Heating and ducts
- Exterior materials such as stucco & siding
- Interior insulation
- Outlets, switches, and wiring
- Drywall mud
- Plumbing fixtures
- Roofing materials
- Latex paints
- Chalk boards
- Fire blankets and fire doors
- Furnace and boiler gaskets
Our Controls for the Handling of Dangerous Materials
Handling dangerous materials is part of our commitment to your wellbeing. Our technicians are confident in their abatement skills and processes, and that is partially because there are strict protocols and safety control measures in place to protect their wellbeing and yours. A few of the strategies we employ in every abatement project are:
- High-grade PPE for everyone working in or near the affected area
- Well-developed safety processes and procedures
- Engineering controls
- Management controls
- Quality controls and testing
No level of asbestos exposure is safe.
At WINMAR® Fraser Valley, we understand the importance of keeping your family and staff safe during asbestos abatement. Only qualified persons should handle asbestos containing materials. The WINMAR® team takes extra precautions to seal off and contain the work areas, remove the materials in a safe manner, dispose of the materials properly, and run specialized equipment to suppress and remove the dust in the work area.
Our combined approach with all stakeholders enables us to undertake full-service demolition and deconstruction projects. We can include asbestos abatement, mould removal and remediation, building demolition and disposal, and selective demolition for renovations.
WINMAR® Fraser Valley is equipped to handle demolitions and abatements of all sizes:
- High-Rise Buildings
- Health Centers
- Office Buildings
Our team of highly qualified project managers will assist you through the process to minimize business interruption when disaster strikes.
Here for You When Life Throws You Unexpected Curveballs
WINMAR® Fraser Valley is an IICRC Certified Restoration company with over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential construction projects in southwest British Columbia. Our main priority is providing responsive service when our clients are in need of fast action.
The WINMAR® Fraser Valley team is friendly and knowledgeable, making a tough time less stressful. We can handle even the most complex losses, and we’re always ready to provide emergency services to reduce damages as soon as possible.
This WINMAR® franchise is independently owned and operated. WINMAR® is a registered trademark owned by WINMAR® International Inc. and is used under license.