What Is Asbestos

Calgary Asbestos Testing & Removal Services

As asbestos becomes higher profile, the information surrounding it becomes more convoluted. Everyone has varying levels of knowledge that is based on a bit of fact and lots of mis-information. It can be a very grey industry, even for the professionals. ​

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can be pulled into a fluffy consistency. Asbestos fibers are soft and flexible yet resistant to heat, electricity and corrosion. These qualities make the mineral useful, but they also make asbestos exposure highly toxic. ​

  • In Canada, every instance of asbestos needs to be evaluated on a project specific basis, no two situations should be treated the same, they are like a fingerprint. ​​
  • Any home 1990 or older can have asbestos. ​​
  • If you plan to knock down an existing house to make way for a new, it must to be tested for asbestos. If there is asbestos present, it must be remediated prior to demolition.

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