Toronto Case Highlights Asbestos Exposure In Schools

A Toronto area woman recently made headlines when she withdrew her son from a daycare operated by the TDSB out of fear of asbestos exposure.

The daycare was operating in the basement of a high school, which was to undergo asbestos abatement procedures. School officials assured the parent there were proper procedures in place, including,

  • Work by a professional contractor with standard processes for removal and containment;
  • Air quality testing;
  • Relocating the daycare within the building, farther away from the asbestos removal work.

When the Ministry of Education got involved, it resulted in a meeting between officials and parents.

It seems like communication – or the lack of it – was one of the issues at hand, and as an asbestos removal company, we have to agree that it’s one of the important components of a successful process from start to finish. It’s crucial in a case where people are living or working in a building when asbestos work is going on.

Asbestos Exposure
No amount of asbestos exposure is considered safe. It becomes particularly important when it comes to children, because there are a number of studies that show the risk of developing mesothelioma and other lung diseases is increased the younger the exposure occurs.

Asbestos, or more likely, asbestos containing materials such as floor or ceiling tiles, vermiculite insulation, or pipe insulation, is considered safe as long as the material is intact. But, as in this case, any activity such as,

  • Renovations;
  • Installation of alarm or home theatre systems;
  • Floor or fire;
  • Or anything that damages the integrity of walls or other construction materials;

can cause asbestos laden dust to be created. Once airborne, it can be inhaled into the lungs – and it can spread throughout your home via the HVAC system.

We Can Help
If you believe your home contains asbestos, 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 Company Ordered To Stop Operations after $1 Million in Penalties

When it comes to asbestos removal violations, how many is too much? WorkSafeBC has just answered that questions when it comes to a repeat offender operating in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Repeated Violations
BCS Contracting Ltd. is listed as an asbestos abatement company. They’re based in Surrey, but work largely in Burnaby. Since 2011, they’ve racked up a whopping $1,118,000 in penalties (a total of 16) for improper asbestos removal procedures, along with five stop-work orders. It has been issued five fines since 2013 alone.

The most recent penalty was issued in March 2017, when the company was fined $628,034.57 related to work at two houses. Violations include:

Earlier this year, the court issued an order that the company stop any and all work that could possibly involve asbestos or ACM, until the company met a list of conditions. These included:

  • Informing workers about the risks and training them in safe asbestos handling practices;
  • Providing adequate supervision of workers handling asbestos;
  • Providing a written plan that details the steps the company will take to bring its practices into line with regulations.

Many advocates say the case is an example of why licensing should be mandatory for asbestos removal contractors and others who handle hazardous materials.

Safety And Asbestos
We’re just as frustrated with companies who violate the law – and good sense – as anyone else. When asbestos removal companies try to cut corners with inadequately trained and prepared workers, they endanger not only their employees, but the building owners, and anyone in the vicinity. Improperly contained asbestos or ACM can spread throughout a home and even a neighbourhood on the wind.

If you believe your home contains asbestos, 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.

New Workplace Asbestos Guidelines

The Canadian government, gearing up for its planned asbestos ban by 2018, enforced some changes to the Canadian Labour Code. Specifically, it involved the occupational health and safety regulations governing the handling of asbestos.

Changes
On July 12, 2017, new amendments were added to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and national building codes were also amended, to prohibit the use of asbestos in any new construction or renovation projects. The feds even formalized their support for listing chrysotile asbestos — which previous Canadian governments long championed — on the Rotterdam Convention as a hazardous material.

That’s quite a big step forward, and one that was a long time in coming. Some of the specific changes:

  • The onus is on employers to provide adequate education, training, and a full blown asbestos exposure management program anytime employees handle the substance, or engage in some kind of activity, such as repairs, that may bring them into contact with asbestos.
  • Standards will be consistent across the provinces and territories when it comes to levels of friable or airborne asbestos fibres.
  • The goal is lower the risk of asbestos exposure on the job as close to zero as possible.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, is quoted in a media release. “Every employee has the right to a safe workplace. I’m proud to be announcing these long overdue regulatory changes on asbestos, a key element of our government’s comprehensive ban on asbestos.”

Asbestos in your Home?
At one time, asbestos was considered a miracle mineral. If your home was built before the mid-1980s, you may be able to find asbestos or asbestos containing material in virtually any part of your home from ceiling to floor tiles, wall panels to pipe insulation.

If you believe your home contains asbestos, 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.

New Research on Mould Toxins

We’ve long known that mould spores become airborne within a home. That’s how a small mould infestation in the basement — near the HVAC system — can result in mould spores being detected throughout all floors of the building. And, it doesn’t take that long.

Recently, however, researchers in France have discovered that it’s not just the spores, but the actual mould toxins, that become airborne indoors too. If it can be verified, it would explain a lot about so-called “sick building” syndrome, and the way that mould related illnesses and conditions spread. Their paper was published in the academic journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Mould Sickness
Each person responds to mould exposure differently. Those who already have asthma or respiratory allergies are particularly prone to feel the effects, which can include:

  • Itchy eyes;
  • Inflammation of the respiratory tract, including nose, throat, and lungs;
  • Persistent sinus irritation;
  • Obstructed airways;
  • Asthma attacks.

It’s unclear how exactly the mould causes symptoms, but it is thought that the immune system becomes sensitive to specific compounds within the spores. The onset and severity of symptoms depends on how long you are exposed

Mycotoxins
Mould is actually just a name for a particular species of fungus. When the fungi shed the particles that become airborne, mycotoxins, the poisonous element, hitch a ride, taking the threat wherever those spores go.

Mycotoxins are poisonous chemical byproducts of certain fungi. They’re usually associated with crop infestations, and hence with food poisoning — not risk from inhalation. Enough exposure can prove deadly.

There have been many studies on the effects of eating mycotoxins, but not so much is known about what happens when you breathe them into your lungs. Based on existing research, it is not believed that airborne mycotoxins would be able to reach the kinds of concentrations that would cause health issues. However, the researchers pointed out that the risk may still be higher for people who spend a lot of time indoors, such as the elderly, or disabled people.

The researchers noted that mycotoxins should be considered when looking at air quality issues, but did not offer specific guidelines.

We Can Help
Up to 40 percent of all the buildings in North America and Europe contain mould in one form or another, according to experts. Does 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.

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.