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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a general term describing a variety of naturally-occurring fibrous minerals. Asbestos materials are classified into two categories: friable and non-friable materials. When airborne, these materials are known to cause a number of health problems including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.

The removal of asbestos requires specialized equipment and processes to ensure the toxic fibres are not released into the air.

Don't Disturb Asbestos Contaminated Materials In Any Way!

Asbestos materials can be found in a number of building structures and residential properties. When asbestos-contaminated material is disturbed, it can release the asbestos fibers and cause massive disruption to the environment.

Asbestos Removal Process

The removal of asbestos requires specialized supports, equipment and know-how to ensure the toxic fibres are not released into the air.

Safety is our number one priority

We Will Begin By Setting Up A Containment Area To Stop Any Airborne Particles From Escaping

Impacted areas are cleaned using top-grade HEPA vacuums to eliminate any remaining fibres.

We Then Perform Controlled Removal Of Asbestos Using Airtight Containers To Transport Hazardous Waste Safely From The Area

Air quality testing is conducted throughout the process to ensure it’s safe to return to the space.

The Risks of Asbestos

The naturally occurring fibres in asbestos products are known to cause a number of health conditions in humans, including asbestosis, mesothelioma and varying forms of lung cancer.

To avoid exposure to these harmful asbestos fibres, it is important to remove asbestos products with great care.

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that causes lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. It occurs over prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers.

Mesothelioma develops on a thin layer that’s on many internal organs. It’s caused by asbestos and most often develops in the lungs.

Trust the Qualified Professionals

All sources of hazardous fibres should be removed from your home or workplace to protect yourself and others from the harmful effects of asbestos fibres. A skilled professional should be consulted to remove these dangerous materials from your home or property.

Proper equipment, processes and skill are required to remove these fibers. At A&O Contracting, our asbestos abatement specialists have the technical expertise to remove asbestos sources in a safe and effective way.