SLP Asbestos Removal Ltd

If your property is built or refurbished before 2000 there is a likely chance you have asbestos in your home without even realizing it.

What you need to know about Asbestos


Why is Asbestos a problem?

Large amounts of asbestos were used in new and refurbished buildings before 2000. Usage began to decline in the 1970’s and blue asbestos (Crocidolite) had a voluntary ban in 1970. Amosite the blue and brown asbestos was banned in 1985 and white asbestos (Chrysotile) was banned in 1999. Everything else was banned by 2000.

However a large number of premises still contain asbestos. Much of the asbestos will be hidden in the fabric of the building, the attic such as vermiculite and artex or textured ceilings, so not immediately obvious and unlikely to be recorded in the building plans.

DIY’s, Maintenance, Refurbishment and Construction Trades are the workers most likely to come into contact with asbestos containing products. When asbestos materials are damaged or disturbed they release dangerous fibres. If breathed in can cause serious lung disease; mesothelioma – cancer of the lining of the lungs and stomach, lung cancer and asbestosis – lung scarring. There are not sudden changes in health after breathing in fibres; these can take 15-60 years to develop. Incurable and often fatal, these diseases are more susceptible to the younger generation and smokers.


What you need to do if you think you are at risk

Before starting work you need to check what asbestos is present.
Anyone who works with or may disturb asbestos must be properly trained.
Most work with asbestos needs to be carried out by a certified contractor who will remove and dispose of asbestos in controlled procedures, eliminating all risk.


SLP Asbestos Removal Ltd. are certified under Occupational Health and Safety Act.

SLP is COR certified.

We strive to be professional while offering the best and lowest removal rates in Alberta.

For more information or an assessment, please contact SLP at 403.942.0777 at any time of the day or week.

 

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