Asbestos Removal in Nanaimo & Victoria BC
Does your home contain asbestos? Pro Pacific Hazmat Ltd. can safely and efficiently remove all asbestos from your property whether it’s in Victoria, Nanaimo, or anywhere on Vancouver Island. Trust our experienced technicians to get your asbestos remediation job done on time and with minimal disruption.
The best at removing asbestos
A highly-efficient process, years of experience, and specialized equipment are just some of benefits you get when choosing Pro Pacific for your asbestos removal project. Here’s more of what you can expect when you work with us.
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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been utilized for thousands of years, and is commonly found in building materials produced between the 1920s and 1990s
Asbestos fibres are strong, durable, and non-combustible – three traits that lead to asbestos being used extensively in building construction in Victoria and Nanaimo from the 1920s–90s.
Commonly added to a variety of building materials (including in pipe insulation, roof shingles, and ceiling texture), asbestos was a diverse and advantageous addition to the construction world.
What’s the danger?
However, the very fibres that make asbestos so strong and durable have also meant its demise. We now know that airborne asbestos fibres have been proven to cause serious health problems when inhaled. Fortunately, there are now far fewer products today that contain asbestos on the market.
Where is asbestos found?
Asbestos was commonly used in a wide range of building products due to its fire-retardant and insulating properties, as well as its low cost. In fact, asbestos was seen as such a “wonder-material” that it was frequently used in new home construction right through to the mid-1990s.
Depending on the age of your home or commercial building, the following building materials may contain asbestos:
- Textured ceilings
- Vermiculite insulation
- Drywall mud
- Roof tiles/shingles
- Sheet vinyl flooring
- Duct joint tape
- Transite cement board
- Pipe insulation
- Refractory cements
- Cement composite drain pipe
Can I remove asbestos by myself?
No. It's important to leave identifying and removing asbestos to trained professionals with access to specialized equipment, for both health and liability reasons.
In fact, WorkSafeBC has set regulations and guidelines for any job-site that involves the remediation of hazardous materials (such as mold or asbestos) in order to maintain the safety of all people involved. If you are found to be placing others at risk due to not following the regulations, legal action may be taken against you.
If you suspect your property contains asbestos-laden materials, contact us or phone 250.585.3997.