Asbestos abatement and removal has been the hallmark of A&M Abatement's service offerings throughout our history. We've worked on a variety of large-scale projects, and we have a proven track record in the proper abatement of asbestos containing materials from residential, commercial and industrial locations in Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.
Asbestos is a set of six silicates that exist naturally in the form of elongated and thin crystals, which are fibrous in nature. It can be primarily classified into two groups – Serpentine and Amphibole. The only kind of Serpentine asbestos is Chrysotile, which is the most commonly found asbestos variety in Canada. The five kinds of Amphibole asbestos include: Amosite (Caposite) and Crocidolite, which are the asbestos varieties used most commonly; and Tremolite, Anthophyllite and Actinolite, which, even though they weren't used on a large scale commercially, did, by chance, find their way into construction products.
The wide commercial use of asbestos can be attributed to its pleasing physical characteristics. Its popularity in the building and construction industry is a result of its:
Materials that have asbestos are generally not considered risky until their state suffers damage or seems to be degenerating. Nevertheless, prolonged exposure to a high concentration of asbestos fibres can cause serious health problems. Inhaling asbestos can lead to:
Being particularly harmful for personnel who work with asbestos on a regular basis, as well as residents of the community that is prone to inhaling it through the air, certain laws have been passed to prevent asbestos exposure. You can rely on A&M Abatement, a licensed contractor for asbestos removal, to follow the applicable legislation and regulations to remove building materials that contain asbestos from your site, while keeping you and our workers safe from harm.
More often than not, there is a need to remove asbestos completely from the property. However, there are cases where asbestos encasement or encapsulation may be enough. The need for asbestos removal or encapsulation is determined by its location and quantity. Call A&M Abatement for asbestos removal or encapsulation based on the requirements of your building. Along with your health and well-being, we're also respectful of the environment, and we won't consider our job done until your property is completely clean and secure.