If you are having a property demo in Vancouver, it will be a lot safer for you (and your next door neighbor) if you have your property checked for asbestos first.
Demolition jobs would typically involve tearing down walls, knocking down ceilings, and other extremely disruptive actions needed to be done to quickly get rid of unwanted areas of the property. If you have house materials such as popcorn ceiling or cottage cheese ceiling and old cement pipes that will be taken down, there’s a big possibility that they contain asbestos.
Asbestos, when disturbed, will break down into dust particles which can be quite unsafe when inhaled. This is why hiring an asbestos removal company to check (and remove asbestos) before starting a demo in Vancouver is absolutely necessary. You should never attempt to remove asbestos yourself.
In finding the best asbestos removal business, though, you have to check for the following:
Proper licenses – Because of the extreme health hazards of asbestos, naturally, the government has stringent rules when it comes to its proper handling. Check for proper licensing of the business, if they are authorized to handle, remove, transport, and dispose of asbestos.
Insurance – Insurance is very important in every construction and demo job – and asbestos demolition is no exception. If the asbestos removal business has accidentally damaged any part of your property that is not supposed to be taken down, you can have the assurance that things will be dealt with properly.
A range of Services – Just because it is referred to as an asbestos removal company, doesn’t mean that the services should be limited to just removal of asbestos. Asbestos testing and other methods of asbestos control, such as asbestos encapsulation, should also be offered. Emergency, on-call services, must be available as well.
Complete equipment – Anyone who comes in close contact with disturbed asbestos materials is at risk of developing serious diseases. Therefore, you have to make sure that the business has complete asbestos removal tools together with full protective gear.