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Asbestos removal companies, like Island Abatement Ltd, will commit to ensuring your property is safe and asbestos-free.
The first step should be to contact an environmental consulting firm, who will come and take samples and send them to a lab for analysis. The environmental consultant will give you a report of which material contained asbestos, and which did not. At this point, you should look into qualified asbestos removal companies.
Asbestos removal contractors will work with the environmental consulting firm to properly remove the material as WCB of PEI
An important thing to note is that, depending on what type of or the condition of the material in your building which contains asbestos, it can become airborne if disturbed, so it is best to leave it alone after calling a professional.
Special equipment is required in every stage of the asbestos abatement process.
Workers must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as respiratory masks and disposable coveralls and gloves, while in the work area. For asbestos waste, the contractor will require polyethylene asbestos disposal bags and drop sheets for disposal of asbestos.
For cleaning, workers need High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuums to ensure that asbestos dust is fully removed from the work area.
In medium and large area operations, the contractor is required to meet numerous regulatory requirements which will add to equipment cost. In Type 2 asbestos abatement operations for ceilings, the contractor must seal-off the work area with polyethylene barricades. Type 2 and Type 3 operations are also required to have decontamination sites with a clean room, a shower room and dirty room,