Safety Assessments for Asbestos Removal
Projects: Edmonton & Beyond
We have all heard the term asbestos and know that this material can cause serious health effects. In order to prevent exposure to asbestos, it must be removed and disposed of by a professional. If you believe any of the materials in your home or business potentially contain asbestos, Cascade Environmental Consulting Ltd. can help. We are one of the leading companies in Edmonton for site supervision and air monitoring services for asbestos removal projects.
What is Asbestos?
The term asbestos refers to a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals. These minerals are made up of fine, durable fibres that are resistant to fire, heat and many chemicals. Because of these properties, asbestos was once considered a “miracle mineral” and was used in many common products, including thousands of building materials.
“Demolition Clearance Letter for Asbestos-Containing Building Materials”
The City of Edmonton, and other jurisdictions, now require proof that all asbestos-containing building materials have been properly removed from a residence or building prior to issuing a demolition permit. Along with handling the initial asbestos assessment and site supervision/air monitoring during abatement activities, Cascade Environmental Consulting Ltd. can provide all required Hazardous Materials Demolition Clearance Letters for submittal to local jurisdictions.
Health Risks Associated with Asbestos
We now know that asbestos exposure can cause a variety of health problems. When asbestos is disturbed or improperly removed, there is a risk of releasing air-borne fibres that could be inhaled. Breathing in these fibres likely will not cause any immediate harm, but health problems often occur many years after the first exposure. The fibres can cause a type of fatal cancer called mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs, and can also cause other cancers and lung illnesses.
Asbestos Removal Projects
At Cascade Environmental Consulting Ltd., we can conduct a comprehensive asbestos-containing materials assessment throughout your property prior to an asbestos removal project. We provide documentation, expertise, and supervision required to demonstrate compliance and due diligence in our liability-conscious society.
Once asbestos-containing materials are identified within your property, Cascade Environmental Consulting Ltd. can provide all the required third-party site supervision and air-monitoring services for the duration of the asbestos removal project. While the asbestos abatement contractor performs the removal work, Cascade personnel will be on site conducting site inspections and collecting air monitoring samples to ensure that the site is safe and air quality remains within acceptable limits.
If you believe your residential, commercial, or industrial space has materials made with asbestos, please contact us. We can assess the situation and ensure that the removal is conducted safely and professionally by qualified personnel.