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Consider asbestos assessments if you own a home or work in a building that was constructed prior to or during the 1980s as you may be at risk of asbestos exposure. In the past, asbestos was used in construction and many other industries, due to its strength, durability, and fire resistance. It has since been linked to various health hazards and is thus no longer used.

MoldPro is pleased to offer asbestos assessments and removal in Calgary and surrounding areas to help keep you, your loved ones, and coworkers safe and healthy.

Types of Asbestos

Asbestos refers to six unique materials, including the following:

Chrysotile

(white asbestos)

This is the most used form of asbestos. It can be found today in the roofs, ceilings, walls and floors of homes and business.

Amosite

(brown asbestos)

This type of asbestos was used most frequently in cement sheets and pipe insulation. It can also be found in insulating board, ceiling tiles and thermal insulation producers.

Crocidolite

(blue asbestos)

This type of asbestos was commonly used to insulate steam engines. It was also used in some spray-on coatings, pipe insulation, plastics, and cement products.

Anthophyllite

This type of asbestos was used in limited quantities for insulation products and construction materials.

Tremolite & Actinolite

These types of asbestos are not used commercially, but can be found as contaminants in chrysotile asbestos, vermiculite, and talc.

Asbestos Testing

While the only way to know for sure if a material contains asbestos is to have a professional test it, there are various indicators that will help you identify potential threats. Before worrying about asbestos, determine what year your home was built. If your home was built after the late 1980s, there is extraordinarily little chance of asbestos being in your home, unless certain products were stockpiled, stored, or recycled.

Next, you’ll want to identify the materials that are known to have used asbestos. Widely used in insulation, caulking, and putties, asbestos can be easily disturbed during renovation projects. Parts of your home that may contain asbestos include:

  • Furnace
  • Boiler
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Plumbing
  • Pipes
  • Drywall
  • Siding
  • Roofing
  • Windows
  • Caulking
  • Doors
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Asbestos has also been used in products such as vinyl floor tiles, acoustic ceiling tiles, soundproofing or decorative material, and textured paints. When you have been exposed to asbestos, many health symptoms may appear such as:

  • Neck or face swelling
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • High blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Crackling sound when breathing
  • Loss of weight or appetite

If you or a loved one has started to experience any of these symptoms after a renovation at your home or workplace, call MoldPro for asbestos removal services.

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Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos abatement deals with the careful procedures designed to control the release of asbestos fibers from asbestos-containing materials. It is often utilized during construction in areas where there are asbestos materials. Abatement is important to keep construction workers and members of the public safe from the negative health impacts of asbestos. MoldPro is proud to follow strict abatement procedures to limit asbestos fibers from being released into the air. While every case is different (type of asbestos, the location of asbestos etc.), MoldPro will determine the best process to be used to ensure that asbestos is contained and removed safely. All our experts are professionally trained, insured, and certified to perform inspections, contain the area, and carefully remove and dispose of asbestos-containing material to make sure your property is completely safe.

Asbestos Removal

During the asbestos removal process, MoldPro will first check the air quality of your building and confirm if the structure contains asbestos. If asbestos is found, MoldPro offers two options – removal or sealing. The best temporary method to stop fibers from being released into the air is isolation, using a sealant. However, the most permanent solution is asbestos abatement.

Proper asbestos removal involves the use of wet cleaning to pick up asbestos fibers. Using dry methods will most likely cause the fibers to be re-suspended in the air and should therefore not be used. Disposal of the asbestos-laden materials should happen while they are still wet, to prevent particles from escaping. In certain situations, the use of special vacuum cleaners for asbestos removal is preferable to wet removal procedures. Containing and isolating existing asbestos involves spraying a sealant onto or into the material. The sealant stops the fibers from entering the air that we breathe. Another option is to shut in the offending asbestos with a wall.
In most cases, we will use drywall. This method is practical when the asbestos-laden area is rarely entered, like in an attic or crawl space.

During removal or sealing, our experts make sure that no asbestos fibers are released into the air. However, sometimes during the process, a minuscule number of microscopic fibers become airborne. In that case, they will be detected, gathered up, and destroyed. MoldPro is proud to offer a 100% guarantee of this.

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Asbestos Management Plans

An asbestos management plan should be in place if any space contains asbestos-containing material. It is documentation of the recommended asbestos response actions, the location of asbestos within your space, and any action taken to contain or remove the material. It usually includes:

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  • An assessment of the presence of asbestos
  • Date of original and subsequent inspection
  • The plan for re-inspections, operations, and maintenance
  • We have procedures to deal with the ACB.
  • A blueprint that clearly identifies the location and condition of all asbestos-containing building material
  • A description of any response action or preventative measures taken to eliminate or control asbestos exposure.
  • A copy of the analysis of any building material, and the name and address of any laboratory that sampled the material.
  • The contact information of the ‘designated person’ to ensure the duties of the agency are carried out.
  • A description of steps takes to inform all those who spend time in the building, about the inspections, re-inspections, response actions, and periodic surveillance.
Our goal at MoldPro is always to earn the client’s trust, and ensure their space is healthy and safe.

Do not compromise your family’s health or safety.
Call MoldPro at (403) 371-7836 to set up a consultation today!

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