Types of Asbestos

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Ottawa, Nepean, Bells corners, Gloucester, Orleans, Navan, Rockland, Clarence creek, Limoges, Casselman, Kanata, Stittsville, Greely, Kemptville, Barrhaven, Morrisburg and Brockville Ontario. Asbestos removal is the process of safely getting rid of materials that contain asbestos, a harmful substance that can cause serious health problems if inhaled. Asbestos was widely used in the past for insulation, fireproofing, and other purposes, but it is now banned in Canada and many other countries.

There are different methods and costs for asbestos removal, depending on the type, location, and amount of asbestos involved. Some common sources of asbestos in older buildings are:

  • House siding

  • Cement and plaster

  • Floor and ceiling tiles

  • Roofing products

  • Industrial furnaces and heating systems

  • Vehicle transmission components

If you suspect that you have asbestos in your home or workplace, you should not disturb it or try to remove it yourself. You should hire a professional to test for asbestos and remove it safely. A professional will follow strict safety rules and use special equipment to prevent asbestos fibers from becoming airborne and contaminating the environment.

Some of the safety rules for asbestos removal are:

  • Wearing protective clothing, gloves, masks, and respirators

  • Sealing off the work area with plastic sheets and tape

  • Wetting down the asbestos materials with water and surfactant to reduce dust

  • Carefully removing the asbestos materials and putting them into double-layered bags with labels

  • Cleaning up the work area with a HEPA vacuum and wet wipes

  • Disposing of the asbestos waste at an approved landfill or facility

The cost of asbestos removal varies depending on the scope, risk level, access, amount of waste, materials required, and timeline of the project. Some examples of approximate costs for asbestos removal in Canada are:

  • Asbestos tape (ducting): from $400 to $3,340

  • Drywall: from $500 (inspection holes) to $25,000+ (house guts)

  • Vinyl floor tile: from $500 to $2,500+ per room

  • Sheet vinyl flooring: from $2,000 to $7,000+

  • Plaster and stucco: from $500 to $15,000

  • Transite siding: from $5,000 to $20,000

  • Vermiculite (attic): from $7,500 to $13,000

These are only rough estimates based on one source1, and the actual cost may vary depending on the specific situation. You should always get a quote from a qualified asbestos removal specialist before starting any work.

Asbestos removal is a serious and complex task that requires professional expertise and care. If you want to learn more about asbestos and its health risks, you can visit the official website of Health Canada2. If you want to know how to do it yourself asbestos removal safely, you can read this guide3. However, I strongly advise you to leave this job to the experts. AUCOIN'S is your asbestos removal expert !

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