Do you live in Chilliwack and require an Asbestos Removal Company
At IRPRO, we are certified and trained to remove asbestos containing materials from your home or business.
Why use a Certified Asbestos Removal Company in Chilliwack?
Exposure to asbestos can cause serious long-term health issues and even death. Asbestos was widely used in B.C. as a building material until the early 1990s, and it can be present in many areas of older buildings.
If you suspect asbestos is present, do not touch or move it.
Only qualified professionals can remove asbestos.
Where Can Asbestos Be Found?
Asbestos has been used in thousands of products, ranging from building supplies and automotive parts to consumer items like ironing board covers and protective clothing.
According to the EPA, in 1985 about 20% of public and private buildings and residential apartment buildings contained friable asbestos.
This estimate was made following a national survey to help the EPA create a comprehensive asbestos program to address the issue.
The agency also noted that buildings constructed during the 1960s, when asbestos use was nearing its peak, are more likely to contain asbestos than homes and buildings constructed at other time periods.
Home construction projects from the 1930s through the mid-1970s often included asbestos-containing materials because they were durable and provided thermal insulation in areas that could face prolonged exposure to heat.
In recent years, construction workers and homeowners alike have been exposed to asbestos fibers while performing renovations and remodels in older houses.
Asbestos materials were used throughout older homes and can still be found today especially in basements, attics, and bathrooms.
Here is a list of Home Materials Containing Asbestos
- Textured Ceilings
- Ceiling Tiles
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Cement sheeting
- Roofing Shingles
How workers are exposed
Anyone who repairs, renovates, or demolishes older buildings in B.C. is at risk of inhaling asbestos fibres. Found in dozens of items in older buildings, asbestos breaks down into small fibres as it ages or when it is disturbed. Touching or moving it releases the fibres into the air, where they can linger for hours.
Workers with the highest risk of breathing the fibres include:
- Demolition and renovation contractors
- Carpenters, plumbers, and electricians
- Building owners, home inspectors, insurance adjusters, and real estate agents
How IRPRO Reduces the Risk for Homeowners and Our Workers
We follow Best Practices in order to reduce the risk regardless of the level of ACM
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Administrative Controls such as testing, scope writing and hazardous risk management documentation and safe work procedures
- Engineering Controls such as barriers, negative air machines, proper disposal of contaminated materials
- Monitoring and air clearance testing through 3rd party.
IRPRO Takes pride in protecting our community and our workers when it comes to proper removal of asbestos containing materials.\
If you are starting a renovation or need a quote for an insurance claim, please don’t hesitate to call our certified Asbestos removal Professional now.