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Asbestos Abatement

Protecting Health and Property with Expert Asbestos Solutions

Asbestos Abatement: Safe. Swift. Effective.

Understanding Asbestos

Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals. There are two types: friable and non-friable. Friable asbestos crumbles easily, releasing fibers into the air. Non-friable asbestos is more resistant to damage. Both types can cause health issues when disturbed, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.

Identifying Asbestos in Buildings

Asbestos, prized for its durability and heat resistance, was widely used in construction materials like insulation, roofing, and tiles. However, when these materials are damaged or disturbed during renovations, asbestos fibers can become airborne, endangering health and safety.

The Health Risks of Asbestos Exposure

Long-term exposure to asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis, a chronic lung condition with lung tissue scarring and breathing difficulties. Mesothelioma, a rare cancer, affects the thin lining around internal organs, particularly the lungs, and is linked to asbestos exposure. These risks highlight the need for professional asbestos abatement to protect people and the environment.

Asbestos Removal: Not a DIY Task

Asbestos removal is a hazardous process that should never be attempted as a DIY project. Asbestos fibers are extremely fine and can become airborne, posing serious health risks when inhaled. Professional removal specialists have the expertise and tools to safely remove asbestos.

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Safe and Efficient Asbestos Abatement at A&O Contracting Inc.

At A&O Contracting, safety and efficiency are paramount in our asbestos abatement process. As a proud member of EACO (Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario), our trained specialists establish a containment area to prevent airborne particle spread. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums clean affected areas thoroughly. Airtight containers are used for safe transport of hazardous waste, and air quality testing ensures a safe environment for re-entry.

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Types of Asbestos

Identifying asbestos requires professional testing, as its presence or type isn't always apparent visually. Asbestos varieties include crocidolite (blue), amosite (brown), actinolite, anthophyllite, and tremolite, each with varying risks. Consult accredited facilities for accurate identification and assessment.

Comprehensive Inspection and Testing

Our initial step in asbestos management involves thorough inspection and testing by trained abatement specialists, providing you with a detailed plan for safe living and eradication of asbestos.

Hazardous Demolition

For properties requiring demolition, our team safely removes all asbestos materials before proceeding with the demolition process, ensuring safe disposal according to industry standards.

Vermiculite Removal

Our team specializes in safe vermiculite insulation removal, which may contain harmful asbestos fibers. We conduct thorough testing and use proven techniques to ensure your property in the GTA is free from asbestos risks. Trust us for reliable and effective vermiculite removal.

Asbestos Disposal

Proper disposal of asbestos is crucial for environmental safety. Our team follows strict regulations for transporting and disposing of asbestos materials, ensuring they are handled with care to prevent contamination. We're committed to environmentally responsible practices, safeguarding public health and the ecosystem.

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