In Vancouver, demolition of a property cannot just be done right away the minute you have decided on it. Vancouver demolition projects call for many preparatory steps, such as securing required licenses.
A demolition job isn’t a simple tearing down of a structure, there are times when demolitions result in exposing dangerous materials or substances – such as asbestos.
Asbestos, if left intact and undisturbed, is something you don’t really need to be mindful of. However, since demolition jobs oftentimes come with breaking, cutting, sawing, and knocking down walls, ceilings, and other parts of the property, there is a great possibility that asbestos would be disturbed during the actual demolition.
If you have a property up for demolition, you have to have your building tested for asbestos first before having it demolished. And, if there is indeed asbestos in your structure, it will be wise for you to book for an asbestos abatement job to be completed.
Asbestos abatement is the process of handling the asbestos situation properly to control or prevent the asbestos particles from being released into the air. Asbestos removal is a part of asbestos abatement, but there are times when removal of asbestos is not exactly necessary. Sometimes, sealing or encapsulation of the material with asbestos would be sufficient to control it.
If you are not having a complete building demolition, for example, and you just want parts of your kitchen to be demolished as part of a renovation project, the asbestos abatement experts may recommend that you go for asbestos encapsulation instead of a complete removal.
Asbestos abatement isn’t just valuable when you are having a demolition, it can also help you if you have some friable asbestos in your home. Asbestos is most dangerous when it is a friable or in a crumbly state because it can easily be released into the air and inhaled. If there’s a part of your home that contains asbestos but you don’t want to have it removed, asbestos abatement specialists can have the asbestos encapsulated instead so the dangerous material can be sealed.