Avoiding Mould: Clean-up After A Flood

With the wet spring that we’ve had so far, basement flooding is a real risk for many homes in Toronto and the GTA. Along with damage, flooding brings another risk that can linger long after—mould.

Mould Growth
As a matter of fact, mould spores can begin to develop within 24 to 48 hours if moisture lingers and does not dry. That leads to the first, and foremost, principle when you are faced with having to clean up after a flood.

The sooner, the better!

  • You may not be able to prevent all damage from a flood, but quick action will definitely minimize the extent of it.
  • Be thorough—even if an area just feels damp, without any standing water, it can be a breeding ground for mould spores.

Remember, mould only needs moisture and a food source—such as the cellulose based materials in carpet and even drywall—to thrive. It can appear in, walls, furniture, carpets, flooring, curtains and other fabrics.

Dangers of Mould
If left to grow unchecked, or improperly cleaned up, mould can cause a host of health problems, including worsening allergies, asthma, chronic nose, throat, and eye irritation, and more. These are your first steps towards preventing mould growth.

  • Disconnect any power cords, and switch everything off;
  • Move anything you can out of the room, including furniture and electronics (the latter, if wet, are likely a write-off in any case);
  • Pull up and remove any carpeting, including underpadding—this too is likely a write-off;
  • Cut out any drywall that has gotten wet.

The next step is to remove the water. For smaller amounts and areas, old towels and buckets are the old fashioned way that still works. A wet/dry vacuum, or even a small sump pump, available at a typical hardware store, is a good choice if there is more, provided it is feasible to use electricity.

  • Once you’ve removed all the water and moisture that you can, fans and a dehumidifier will help to dry out the area more thoroughly. If you can open windows to allow for a through draft, that’s ideal—provided it has stopped raining.
  • Now, you will want to use a good disinfectant to sanitize the area, including the walls, baseboards, and any surface that came into contact with flood water.

At this point, you’ve done all you could to help prevent the spread of mould after a flood. Still, you may find that mould has developed under the floor, or behind a wall where you didn’t see it.

We Can Help
If you have mould issues in your home, you can trust the experienced mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of it for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

#Canada150: The Legacy of Asbestos

As Canada turns 150 years old, along with the celebrations, it’s time to also take stock of issues that have left a darker thread in our legacy as a country – one of them being asbestos.

The Miracle Material
Asbestos had been used by indigenous people in the American West and other areas where it occurs naturally for centuries, but on a small scale. It was sometimes mixed with clay or terracotta and made into cookware, for example. Once it was developed for use in construction and industry, the conditions were ripe for the over exposure that has caused so many cases of mesothelioma over time.

Truthfully, it’s hard to condemn whoever it was that kickstarted the explosion of asbestos use in construction at the end of the 19th century. It had properties that really did make it seem like a miracle material.

  • It’s fireproof;
  • It’s soundproof;
  • It insulates against heat and electricity;
  • It’s virtually indestructible.

It was only decades later that exposure over time caused the flurry of lung diseases, including cancers and deadly mesothelioma. Unfortunately, we are still dealing with the aftermath today, including over 500 new cases diagnosed each year.

Travis Robertson is a regional safety advisor with the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA), which represents 41,000 employers in the province. In the Journal of Commerce, he notes, “A lot of contractors think that they’ll only find asbestos in buildings from the 1970s and 1980s or earlier, but it also affects much newer buildings. We had reports from one of our member contractors who has a blanket policy on asbestos testing in each project. Samples from a building constructed in 2008 tested positive.”

Asbestos in Your Home?
While it is considered safe as long as the material is intact, once the material is disturbed, it creates the dust that can be inhaled, and affect your health. That means you need to be concerned during renovations or installation of anything that involves cutting into walls.

We can help. You can trust the experienced asbestos removal experts and asbestos remediation experts at Green Stream Environmental to take care of your asbestos issues. In the Toronto area contact Environmental at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Asbestos Removal in Historic Homes

An older home is a source of pride. They truly are a piece of history, and many feature distinctive design and architectural details that speak to their place in time. The silhouette of a Victorian townhouse is unmistakable, for example, as are the sleek bungalows of mid-century modernism.

Older vs. Historic Homes
When the house itself is of significant historic interest, either by reason of age, or perhaps it housed an important figure or event, the focus is on preservation rather than renovation. Instead of upgrades and renovations, maintenance is the key element that comes into play.

Historic homes can contain a wide variety of toxic materials that are now banned from residential construction, including asbestos along with lead. Asbestos might be found in a variety of places in a home that was built before the mid-1980s, including,

  • Roofing tiles;
  • Attic insulation (vermiculite);
  • Ceiling and floor tiles;
  • Wall panels;
  • Textured paints;
  • Textures “popcorn” ceilings;
  • And much more.

By definition, a historic building does contain asbestos in some form or another. The attempt to maintain time honoured features means constant vigilance.

  • It doesn’t take much for very old materials to crumble. Asbestos may be virtually indestructible, but the paint, vinyl, or other material it has been mixed with is not, and it will deteriorate over time no matter what.
  • The key is to document where the asbestos containing materials are, and to conduct periodic checks on the stability and integrity of the material.
  • When it comes to designated historic buildings, any work on the home may be subject to municipal, provincial, or even national regulation, as the case may be.

We Can Help
You can trust the experienced asbestos removal experts and asbestos remediation experts at Green Stream Environmental to take care of your asbestos issues. In the Toronto area contact Environmental at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Tips For Avoiding Mould In Rainy Season

It’s spring, otherwise known as rainy season, and this year we’ve already seen heavy, even torrential rains and flooding in some areas of the GTA and Southern Ontario. On April 20, 72.4mm of rain fell in Dundas, just west of the GTA – in effect, representing a month’s rainfall that was dumped on the community in Hamilton’s west end in a single day.

Even without extreme conditions, once the rains start in the spring or fall, the ground becomes saturated. That sends the water running in various directions, and eventually it will go where it is not wanted – inside your home. That means leaking roofs and windows, and damp basements.

And, it means mould.

Mould Check
Mould will occur anywhere that water accumulates and then lingers. All it takes is a few drops in a nook or cranny where you don’t see it – that and about 24 to 48 hours, along with organic material like cellulose in paper or wood products, or sheetrock, as food.

Don’t panic! There is a lot you can do to mitigate any damage, and to proactively prevent mould from ever taking hold in your home. Here are a few mould prevention tips for rainy season.

Indoors

  • Check your home for possible leaks, especially in attic, basement, or crawl space areas where you may not see them.
  • Wherever you find leaks, be sure to clean and dry the area thoroughly, along with fixing the issue that caused the leak. Time is of the essence, so you want to get to it as soon as you possibly can.
  • Use a dehumidifier to rid the air of excess moisture, especially when there has been a flood or leak.
  • Ventilation is the key to keeping humidity under control.
  • Change the filters in your furnace and air conditioner regularly; at least once a year.
  • Masonry sealer is a good option for basement walls and floors – ask a reputable building contractor if you’re not sure about DIY.
  • A vacuum with a HEPA filter can help protect you from mould spores in the air.
  • Avoid keeping cardboard boxes in your basement, especially if it is prone to dampness.

Home Exterior Checklist:
Examine your home from the outside, looking in particular for things like rotting wood, gaps in window frames, missing roof tiles, and other signs of potential water damage. If you find anything like that, then be sure to also examine the inside to determine where water may have flowed.

  • Check the roof and remove any debris.
  • Clean – or have a professional do it – the eavestroughs of leaves and other debris.
  • Check any downspouts for leaks and clogs, and that they drain away from the building.
  • Check the caulking around doors and windows.

We Can Help
If you have mould issues in your home, you can trust the experienced mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of it for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Asbestos Worries After Fire

The residents of an Eastern Ontario building complex are concerned about asbestos contamination after a fire at the building.

Last month, a row housing complex in Nepean was virtually gutted by a fire. Naturally, the residents had to be evacuated, but after the fire inspectors were done, any items that were salvaged from the burnt out building were returned to them.

There’s only one problem: possible asbestos contamination.

Asbestos Contamination
Residents raised the alarm after items were returned. Were they contaminated with asbestos? And why was there no information about the situation coming from the landlord?

The concern is warranted. At a meeting with the local fire department, residents described getting back belongings that were covered in insulation fibres, black sludge, ash and more. A fire restoration contractor had been hired for the clean-up, and authorities said the contractor had been advised of the presence of asbestos before the salvage operation began, and had been provided with the asbestos report.

At issue seems to be how the contractor used that information, but the landlord company issued a statement after the meeting that said, in part, “rest assured that the items retrieved and returned to you have been treated by [the contractor] comply with safety standards and are therefore safe to use.”

The Problem
If a building contains asbestos, then the material is considered safe as long as it is intact. However, renovations, or a devastating fire like this one, which destroys the material.

  • Deterioration of asbestos containing materials produces dust;
  • Asbestos dust can be inhaled into the lungs, which is the cause of many lung diseases, including cancer and deadly mesothelioma.

We Can Help
If you are thinking of renovating, or if you have experienced a flood, fire, or other damage to your home, you can trust the experienced asbestos removal experts and asbestos remediation experts at Green Stream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact Environmental at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Sarnia’s Centennial Park Asbestos Nightmare

Many cities are taking old industrial properties and now reusing them for new developments, often called brown field remediation. But, what’s under the ground? Often, the rubble and debris includes asbestos.

Sarnia’s Park Problem
Picturesque Centennial Park in Sarnia sits on the St. Clair River, once the site of music festivals, kids and families playing and enjoying the scenery.

About five years ago, a tar-like substance started showing up in large blobs all over an area of the park near the boat ramp. The area was closed off while tests were conducted, and the results showed not just asbestos, but lead and other contaminants.

The park is on the former site of a Sifto salt factory, including salt wells and machinery that used coal fuel. The factory switched names a few times over the years, but was in production for over 60 years. Later on, the site was used for a sawmill. The park was created with industrial fill. It’s not clear where exactly the asbestos and lead contamination came from – perhaps all those sources.

This summer, five years and $12 million later, the whole park is set to re-open.

Asbestos Underground
The situation in Sarnia is an extreme case, but it’s not unusual per se. It doesn’t have to an an industrial site, either.

  • Asbestos contamination can come from a house demolition, or even from debris from a renovation that wasn’t properly disposed of.
  • Asbestos in the ground presents a danger because it can become a dust that is spread on the wind.

Once it’s windborne, friable asbestos can contaminate an unknown area.

We Can Help
If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your home or property, you can trust the experienced asbestos removal experts and asbestos remediation experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Asbestos Delays Library Renovations

A simple library renovation has turned into a lengthy nightmare for a Southern Ontario municipality. The culprit? Asbestos.

The library in Dundas, a neighborhood in west Hamilton, has been closed for renovations since September. In November, provincial inspectors visited the site and issued a stop-work order that stipulates that any renovation work must be delayed until all asbestos abatement work is completed.

The Ministry of Labour has visited the site on two subsequent occasions to inspect. The asbestos removal work is taking longer than projected and has been described as “extensive”. Actual renovations are not expected to begin until at least next month.

Asbestos in Old Buildings
The situation is hardly unique. Whether it involves a public building or private residence, any structure built before about the mid-1980s is likely to contain asbestos in one form or another.

While asbestos or asbestos containing materials – as it was often mixed with other substances to make things like floor or ceiling tiles – are considered safe as long as they are intact, anything that disturbs the material can create dust – and friable asbestos.

Even though an asbestos survey isn’t required by law if you are working on your own premises, for your own sake, you need to know where asbestos exists in your home if you are planning:

  • Any renovations that involve cutting into walls or disturbing existing structures in any way;
  • Installation of home theatre systems;
  • Installation of home alarm systems.
  • Budget for asbestos removal when you budget for renovations, and then you won’t have the same kind of nasty surprise as Dundas officials are now experiencing.

We Can Help
You can trust the experienced asbestos removal experts and asbestos remediation experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Mould And Renovations

A GTA homeowner recently got a nasty surprise – mould in the walls in a prized family room. What’s worse, the Thornhill resident is blaming a TV renovation show that took on her home in a televised episode for the problem.

The woman says that, back in 2009, the room was more or less gutted by the TV show’s reno team, including carpeting and other flooring, redoing a bar area, and removing a wall mirror. Part of the new look involved turning one corner of the room into a banquette area with bench seating and an upholstered backrest.

Unfortunately, just recently, the homeowner says she discovered water damage in the basement underneath the family room, with a leak in the plumbing that was traced back to the area of the wall behind the upholstered backrest. When the banquette was dismantled, the homeowner discovered a hole in the drywall where a drain pipe was visible – and there were drill holes in the plastic piping. Black mould and stain was everywhere inside the wall.

Renovation Caution
We can’t say whether or not the show – which no longer airs – was at fault or not, but the story brings up a very important point about being cautious of plumbing during any renovations.

  • All it takes is a pinhole in plumbing inside a wall, unseen, for moisture to accumulate. Mould can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours.
  • If you are drilling into walls, do you know for sure where plumbing is located? You can’t afford to take the risk.

We often think about maintenance when it comes to the connection between plumbing and mould, and while that is important, extra care is just as warranted when it comes to renovating, or any type of work that involves drilling into walls that potentially contain plumbing.

We Can Help
If you have mould issues in your home, you can trust the experienced and certified mould removal experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of it for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Ontario Municipality Fined For Workers’ Asbestos Exposure

The Ministry of Labour has laid charges against a municipality in Western Ontario after workers were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. The Region of Waterloo pleaded guilty to the charge of “failing to provide a worker with the required information about materials that are asbestos-containing.”

The court assessed a fine of $50,000 for incidents that happened in October 2015, when eight workers were assigned to a construction project at a water pumping station. The work entailed both removing and installing electrical equipment, which meant tearing down concrete block walls from the inside of the building.

The key issue: the Region had commissioned a study the year before that found the presence of asbestos containing material. They failed to tell the workers about it.

Vermiculite
The asbestos exposure came in the form of vermiculite – a type of insulation – which seeped out once the wall cavities had been exposed. Not knowing that the vermiculite was contaminated with asbestos, the workers were not wearing any personal protective equipment or PPE, and the material was not properly disposed of.

That means not just the workers, but others may have theoretically been exposed to asbestos as well.

Vermiculite by itself is an innocuous pebble-like substance. It is often used in planting materials, among other things, because of the fact that it swells up when it is heated, turning into small worm-like structures. As insulation, it seems like an ideal material that could be blown into wall cavities, and then swell to fill all the space.

The problem was that most of the vermiculite used in insulation in North America came from a mine in Libby, Montana – a mine that was found to be contaminated with asbestos.

Old Buildings And Renovations
Asbestos containing materials are considered safe as long as they are intact. Renovations, installation of alarm or even home theater systems – anything that opens up the walls – can create dust, which can enter the lungs.

You don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your health. The health risks of asbestos exposure are very real and not to be taken lightly.

That’s where we come in.

Call Before You Renovate
If your home was built before the mid-1980s, it is likely to contain asbestos in one form or another. You can trust the experienced asbestos removal experts and asbestos remediation experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.

Popcorn Ceilings = Asbestos

An old home fashion trend may introduce asbestos into your life when you live in an older home in the GTA.

We’re not really sure why so-called popcorn ceilings were ever popular. They naturally gather dust, creating a dull look in no time. They’re also hard to clean, to add icing to the cake.

Popcorn or textured ceilings are also difficult to repair, often resulting in a patchwork of areas in different colour shades and with differing textures.

  • Now the kicker: They may be chock full of asbestos too.

That’s right. Asbestos is actually the textured part of the mixture, which also typically includes plaster or stucco.

Old Trends, Old Problems
For whatever reason, the popcorn ceiling was a popular trend in the 1950’s, before the health effects of asbestos were widely known and understood. Popcorn ceilings installed up to the late 1980s may contain up to 10 percent asbestos fibres.

In today’s overheated Toronto real estate market, it’s become common for buyers to compete, and to accept fixer-uppers in a state that they wouldn’t have before. That means many more unrenovated properties on the market, and a better chance you’ll encounter a popcorn ceiling or other form of asbestos containing material.

Your Popcorn Ceiling
If you have a popcorn ceiling, first, don’t panic. The stucco/asbestos material is not considered dangerous as long as it is kept intact.

  • That means being very careful about any cleaning or dusting.
  • If you disturb the material in any way – including installation of a home theatre or alarm system – then you need to consult a professional first.

If you suspect that your popcorn ceiling contains asbestos, or if it becomes damaged in any way, then you need professional help.

You Can Trust GreenStream
You can trust the experienced asbestos removal experts and asbestos remediation experts at GreenStream Environmental to take care of the issue for you. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

Featured in Mike Holmes’ magazine, HGTV’s Income Properties, W Network’s Love It Or List It and chosen by Homestars.com as “Best Toronto Asbestos Removal Company” based on customer ratings and reviews, GreenStream Environmental Services are fully-certified, trusted and insured professionals in the removal and disposal of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential asbestos, vermiculite and mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA (North York, Mississauga, Markham, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Oshawa, and beyond) GreenStream has over 40 combined years of experience serving clients such as the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board and many more. For a free estimate in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario, call today at 416-818-9414. You’ll be glad you did.