Professional Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam is a service in demand as many older homes are being renovated or torn down. Many of these home will have some form of asbestos in the house. There is a real need to identify the presence of asbestos and keep families and workers safe.
In The following video Ken talks about a house in Port Coquitlam that had both mold and asbestos present. Ken was asked to remediate the site to make it safe for the workers and the home owner.
Ken Bradshaw has over 20 years experience in restoration and renovation of both commercial and home renovations. It is not unusual for asbestos or mold to be found on site as a house is identified as having asbestos in some of the materials.
Ken is Certified in the following:
- A Certified member of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
- A member of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of North America
- A member of The World Floor Covering Association and he holds a WRT Certification
Because Ken has many years of experience and is qualified to remediate situations such as Asbestos, Mold, and anything related to water damage. Total Home Service is in demand to make sure finished home renovations are safe and healthy places to live in.
Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam
Ken Bradshaw has over 20 years experience in restoration and renovation of both commercial and home renovations. Ken can be found in most areas of the city and the most recent Asbestos removal was in Port Coquitlam.
“Homes built prior to 1990 can contain an invisible hazard: asbestos. This video walks you through an older home, identifying the most common places asbestos is found and highlighting the importance of proper testing and removal.”
What is asbestos?
“Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was a popular building material from the 1950s to 1990s. It was used extensively because it is an insulator, has good fire protection properties, has tensile strength, and is resistant to chemical erosion.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to know if you’re working with asbestos because it is often mixed with other materials. However, if you work in a building built before 1990, it’s likely that at least some parts of the building will contain asbestos.”
Credit: Work Safe BC
Can You Identify Asbestos in the Home
You will be unable to identify materials containing asbestos in the house by only looking at it. In rare cases the materials will have a label identifying asbestos in the material so you have to conduct an ocular inspection. In order to truly find out if there is asbestos present in the house, you will need the help of a qualified professional. The first thing the profession will do is take samples of the material, have it analized to determine if it is positive for asbestos fibers.
Even if there is asbestos in your house, it does not mean absolute that it is a current health risk. If asbestos containing material is disturbed, damaged or in bad condition is when you should think about or removing it from your house.
Some Areas In The Home Where Asbestos Might be Found:
Taping Compound in Drywall Tape
Asbestos in Cement Tiles
Asbestos in Cement Pipes
More information on Asbestos Removal can be found here
Service areas for Asbestos & Mold Removal include: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Delta, Vancouver, North Vancouer, Burnaby, New Westminster and most areas in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.