Asbestos and the Cost of Selling Your Home

Captain John’s was a landmark on Toronto’s waterfront, sitting at the base of Yonge Street – albeit a slightly cheesy one that many locals avoided. The old ship acted as a seafood restaurant for years before the city shut it down three years ago and the owner moved south. Nowadays, it’s looking for a buyer – and looking more and more like an eyesore. However, Ports Toronto’s demand for $50 million in insurance among other stipulations seems destined to kill any potential deals. Officials have noted that the high price tag for insurance is partly due to the presence of asbestos and other toxic contaminants on board.

It’s not the first – or the only by far – time asbestos, insurance and real estate sales have made an uneasy combination.

Asbestos and Real Estate Sales
On any given day, somewhere in the GTA, a home- or property owner is starting renovations and gets a nasty surprise that adds to the cost: asbestos removal. Similar situations routinely make headlines across North America as municipalities and other governments have to deal with aging buildings and all the issues that come from older construction standards – including asbestos.

Of course, it affects people not only when they want to renovate a building built before the mid-1980’s, it can also affect them when they go to resell.

The first thing that can be affected, naturally, are the costs. While it’s still not part of a typical home inspection (even though it should be!) more and more people are becoming savvy about the risks and are putting pressure on inspectors to specifically look for things like asbestos around pipe insulation and other areas where it may not be immediately obvious.

There’s no law just yet that says you can’t sell a house with asbestos in it – but there is one that says your real estate agent is obliged to disclose any relevant facts about the house to potential buyers, and that includes the presence of asbestos.

  • That means that homeowners are typically stuck with the bill for asbestos removal before any sale can take place.
  • In addition, some mortgage companies won’t finance the deal until any known asbestos is dealt with.
  • Insurance companies may not provide insurance and will often require a clearance letter to ascertain whether asbestos removal has been accomplished or not.
  • And no – your home insurance policy won’t cover the removal either.

Get Professional Help
When it comes to the derelict former floating restaurant at the foot of Yonge Street, observers expect that even finding an insurance company that will take the risk will be a challenge. Don`t take the chance. If you suspect or know of the presence of asbestos in your home, our experienced technicians offer professional, certified asbestos removal or asbestos remediation services.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for an asbestos removal or asbestos remediation 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.

Home Inspection Standards & Asbestos

The province of Ontario is looking to follow the example of Alberta and British Columbia in creating a universal set of standards for home inspectors to follow. As pointed out in a recent column by Mike Holmes, the current non-system results in a situation where home buyers may not really know what it is they’re getting even after they’ve paid for a home inspection. Unfortunately, it can result in house buyers who get an unpleasant surprise when it comes to the presence of asbestos in their homes.

There is some leeway built into the process, to be sure. For instance, a home inspector can’t poke around behind furniture or open up walls, however, many issues don’t require invasive techniques to figure out. The existence of asbestos in particular can often be determined if you know what you’re looking for and that’s the key. If standards are established and followed properly, most of these instances won’t occur.

Asbestos Clues
When it comes to determining whether there is asbestos in your home or not, the first question should be – how old is the building? If it was built before the 1970’s, then you can probably be certain that it contains asbestos in one form or another. Some of the common places include:

  • As ceiling tiles – with the characteristic pattern of holes
  • Textured paints
  • In the form of a mixture used in wallboard and other uses – it was once commonly used for renovations and room additions

Even with improved across the board standards, there are still some areas which would require expert inspection, including:

  • Pipe chasing
  • Around windows
  • Inside walls

Even in cases where an inspector may not be able to know for certain that a home contains asbestos, a strong suspicion should warrant a warning or expert inspection.

Be Safe, Not Sorry
Fire resistant and nearly indestructible, asbestos was once considered a ‘miracle’ construction material. It was only after decades of exposure that the first signs of its health effects – including incurable mesothelioma – became evident.

Whether your home is a semi-detached or a condo in the sky, you need expert advice and an asbestos inspection before you buy. If you already own an older home, it’s equally important to be sure before you begin to renovate. It may appear inside the interior partition walls as a fire barrier or come in the form of wall sheeting -i.e. as part of a mixture. That type of asbestos containing material is considered safe as long as it’s in tact and you can’t inhale the fibres.

Asbestos may be managed or removed from inside the walls, but before you can manage it, you have to know exactly where it is.

Before you buy, call in the experts from GreenStream Environmental Services for an asbestos inspection. If you already own an older home, we offer professional vermiculite and asbestos remediation services to help you contain and then rid yourself of this problem.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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 in Luxury Properties

Much of the time, when a news story concerns asbestos found in a building, it’s dealing with an industrial or government property or an apartment complex. When we see luxury properties, we’re shown how fabulous the rooms and décor look after a renovation.  It’s not often we get a glimpse into the ‘before’ side of the picture when it comes to the haunts of the rich and famous.

The 840 square meter penthouse in the refurbished Toronto Four Seasons Hotel complex made headlines last year when it sold for a cool $28 million, becoming the most expensive condo sale in Canadian history. Even before the most recent set of renovations to the building as a whole, the Four Seasons was a well-known high end haunt of celebrities and other financially fortunate people; one of the hubs for sure fire celebrity sightings during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) each year. Let’s just say it was never a ‘down market’ building.

The renovations had to preserve the historic character of the penthouse while providing many needed upgrades. Among the many renovations to the penthouse you might be surprised at one – asbestos removal from inside the walls.

Asbestos in the Walls?

There are many places we’d typically look for asbestos in an older home (i.e. built before 1970). It may appear inside the interior partition walls as a fire barrier or come in the form of wall sheeting -i.e. as part of a mixture. That type of asbestos containing material is considered safe as long as it’s in tact and you can’t inhale the fibres.

Where you might find asbestos in the walls:

  • Beneath window panels
  • Panel behind electrical equipment
  • Partition walls (especially in an institution or public area like a hotel)
  • As sheeting in what were once called ‘wet rooms’ – toilets, pantries, laundry rooms
  • Asbestos sheeting was once very popular in home renovations and additions

Be Safe:

Whether your home is a semi-detached or a condo in the sky, you need expert advice and an asbestos inspection before you begin to renovate.

Fire resistant and nearly indestructible, asbestos was once considered a ‘miracle’ construction material. It was only after decades of exposure that the first signs of its health effects – including incurable mesothelioma – became evident.

  • The fact of the matter is that if a house was built before 1970, you have to assume that it contains asbestos, and it may appear in a wide variety of places.
  • If you’re planning on buying an older home, an asbestos inspection should be an essential part of your pre-purchase checklist.

Before you buy, call in the experts from GreenStream Environmental Services for an asbestos inspection. If you already own an older home, we offer professional vermiculite and asbestos remediation services to help you contain and then rid yourself of this problem.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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 Can Add to the Real Cost of Resale Property

A land deal in Western Ontario looks like an incredible bargain until you understand the details. A Windsor area man recently got what sounds like the deal of a lifetime – 240 acres of prime farmland in southwestern Ontario for a mere $150,000.

But of course, there’s a catch, and it comes in the form of what he’s going to have to do before he can get it ready for redevelopment.

The site in question is the former Southwest Regional Centre, also known as Cedar Springs, a provincially owned former institution for the intellectually disabled. Built about a half century ago, there are some 24 buildings that still occupy the closed facility.

The buildings cover about 650,000 square feet and like many such structures of the time, the new owner expects that they are riddled with asbestos in various forms. The real cost of owning and developing the land comes in terms of removing all that asbestos and asbestos containing material safely, a task the buyer is estimating to cost between $2 and $3 million.

Luckily, he’s a demolition specialist along with being a developer, so he’s well aware of the potential risks involved and will make sure it’s done the right way by professionals in the asbestos removal business.

Thinking of Buying a Resale Home?

The fact of the matter is that if a house was built before 1970,  you have to assume that it contains asbestos, and it may appear in a wide variety of places.

If you’re planning on buying an older home, an asbestos inspection should be an essential part of your pre-purchase checklist.

Before you buy, call in the experts from GreenStream Environmental Services for an asbestos inspection. If you already own an older home, we offer professional vermiculite and asbestos remediation services to help you contain and then rid yourself of this problem.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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

Managing Asbestos

During the summer, many school boards take the opportunity of the downtime to do much needed renovations, and these days, that will most often include asbestos removal.

Public institutions like schools keep an inventory of the buildings they own and use, including an asbestos survey. Reports keep track of where asbestos and asbestos containing materials are located in the structures and these are inspected regularly to make sure that the asbestos remains contained.

Most often, the asbestos is present as part of a mixture of materials that can end up in many different places. As long as the material is intact, it’s not considered dangerous. When it deteriorates or is damaged – or anytime it releases fibres into the air which can be inhaled, then it becomes a health hazard.

In Your Home
Asbestos is fire and heat resistant as well as its nearly indestructible. Before its health risks were known, it was considered the ideal material for construction of all types, and if your home was built before 1970 you should assume it contains asbestos in one form or another.

It may be present in:

  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Window and other weatherproofing putty
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Floor tiles
  • Pipe chasing

Just as public institutions keep tabs on it, you should be aware of where asbestos is located in your home and keep an eye on it regularly for damage or deterioration. It will be crucial information when you do any renovations, which will almost certainly produce asbestos containing dust when it involves those areas.

The material does eventually become brittle and break apart, capable of producing the friable – or inhalable – fibres that have been shown to cause lung disease, including mesothelioma.

Let us Help
Get peace of mind from GreenStream Environmental. If you are looking to buy or renovate an older home then do yourself a favour and include an asbestos inspection on the list of things to do.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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 and Textured Paints

A recent multi-million dollar award granted to a long time interior painter by trade – and mesothelioma patient – highlights the dangers that may lurk on your walls and ceilings.

In the lawsuit, the court accepted that the victim’s attorneys had proven that his lung disease had been caused by working with asbestos-containing paints over his decades long career. As a union painter, he spent his entire career working on home under construction, skyscrapers and strip malls. It included exposure to asbestos containing paints such as:

  • Textured paints
  • Block fillers (paints formulated to fill cracks and irregularities in rough masonry and concrete
  • Drywall compounds

Many of those paint products were banned in the late 1970’s, but before that period, the mesothelioma patient was exposed to these asbestos containing products on a daily basis. His case underscores the dangerous potential of textured paints and wall coverings that contain asbestos.

How Do You Know?
At one time, these textured paints and other asbestos containing products were widely used, including walls and ceilings even in children’s rooms. In older homes, it’s not uncommon to see several layers of paint on top of each other – and you don’t know what may lie underneath. Get expert help. The fact of the matter is that if your home was built before 1970,  you have to assume that it contains asbestos, and it may appear in a wide variety of places.

While asbestos containing materials may be considered “safe” while still intact, once they’ve deteriorated or are in a crumbling state, they can produce dangerous inhalable fibres. Before any renovation projects, call in the experts from GreenStream Environmental Services for an asbestos inspection. At GreenStream Environmental Services, we offer professional vermiculite and asbestos remediation services to help you contain and then rid yourself of this problem.

Certainly, if you’re planning on buying an older home, it should be an essential part of your pre-purchase checklist.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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.

Court Proceedings Remind of Lingering Asbestos Threat

The court proceedings into the infamous Sunrise Propane explosion of 2008 in north Toronto continues to wind its way through the system. Its current phase involves the issue of responsibility; officials are blaming a procedure that they say the Environment Ministry had informed the company to stop – i.e. truck to truck transfer of the propane, which they see as the cause of the accident which left one dead and a Toronto neighbourhood showered with asbestos.

Asbestos is Still a Threat
Whatever may have caused the explosion, other measures could have mitigated the damage, namely removal of the asbestos in question.  The incident, albeit an extreme example, underscores the danger inherent to the presence of the substance once thought of as a “miracle” construction material.

Certainly, with its fire resistant and nearly indestructible properties, it would have been considered the ideal material for many uses in an industrial building that was destined to house flammable materials. Asbestos may be considered “safe” in bound form, i.e. where it is combined with cement and used to make formed elements like tiles, shingles, pipe chasing and more. It was widely used in both residential and industrial construction for most of the 20th century.

In an industrial area, the risks of something like this are higher, to be sure, but even in your own home, a crumbling ceiling or deteriorating paint could expose you to friable – or breathable – asbestos fibres.

Did you know?
Asbestos fibres may even be present in your:

  • Popcorn ceilings?
  • Textured paints?

No level of exposure is considered safe, and ignorance is definitely not bliss where this dangerous material is concerned.

Don’t Try This At Home
Get expert help. The fact of the matter is that if your home was built before 1970, you have to assume that it contains asbestos, and it may appear in a wide variety of places.

Before any renovation projects, call in the experts from GreenStream Environmental Services for an asbestos inspection. At GreenStream Environmental Services, we offer professional vermiculite and asbestos remediation services to help you contain and then rid yourself of this problem.

Certainly, if you’re planning on buying an older home, it should be an essential part of your pre-purchase checklist.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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 Alarms in Regina – the Truth About Asbestos in Water & Asbestos/Cement

City officials in Regina are in the hot seat as they try to quell fears of unsafe drinking water. At issue is the fact that the city’s pipes contain asbestos. The City’s position is that the asbestos is bound on a cement mixture, and therefore not unsafe.

Asbestos in Water – the Truth
Contrary to their assurances, the EPA in the U.S. does consider asbestos in water to be a health hazard. It may be present in surface and ground water and is not thought to transfer to marine animals – and therefore seafood consumed by human beings. However, if it’s consumed at levels over the recommended guidelines and that exposure occurs over a period of several years, there are indications of a higher than average risk of developing benign intestinal polyps.

Asbestos in Cement – the Truth
Asbestos/cement mixtures were very commonly used for a variety of construction applications over decades. The mixture typically contains 12-20% asbestos and can be formed into various shapes; commonly sheets that are often corrugated for roofing or siding, also piping for drains, flues, and other forms such as soffits and wall boards. It’s found in both industrial and residential buildings.

While it’s true that the resulting composite material is very durable and likely to last for many years, it’s also true that many of the asbestos containing elements that you’ll find nowadays have already been in place for a long time. The material does eventually become brittle and break apart, capable of producing the friable – or inhalable – fibres that have been shown to cause lung disease, including mesothelioma.

Maybe even in your home!
If your home was built before the 1970’s, you should assume it contains asbestos in one form or another. If you are looking to buy or renovate an older home then do yourself a favour and include an asbestos inspection on the list of things to do.

Please Note
Composite asbestos/cement material is considered safe as long as it’s intact, but damage or deterioration can produce friable asbestos, or particles that can be inhaled – with deadly potential. Please don’t try to handle it yourself.

Get peace of mind from GreenStream Environmental – call us for a quote today.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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.

Federal Government Not Keeping Track of Asbestos Removal Projects

In a recent news story, federal government officials admitted that its agencies are not keeping track of asbestos removal projects even though it owns some 318 affected buildings across the country. The information comes from a list maintained by Public Works and Government Services Canada. In addition to those buildings, other agencies like the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade have identified 21 buildings containing asbestos or asbestos contaminated materials worldwide, including some of the official residences.

The federal government’s policy is to manage existing sites and only remove the substance when it is required by renovations or maintenance that results in “unavoidable disturbance”. Certainly asbestos has been removed from many buildings already, but is a “management only” policy really sound?

If It’s Your Home
You want to be certain about where you live, to be sure. While it’s true that asbestos can be considered “safe” if it’s in a bound form, such as in a concrete mixture in floor or ceiling tiles, any damage or deterioration can produce friable – or breathable – fibres.

Wouldn’t you want to be sure? And certainly, if you’re buying an older home, it should be an essential part of your pre-purchase checklist.

Absolutely Before You Renovate
The fact of the matter is that if your home was built before 1970, you have to assume that it contains asbestos, and it may appear in a wide variety of places including but not limited to:

  • Roofing shingles
  • Floor and ceiling tiles
  • Pipe insulation and chasing
  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Textured paints

Before any renovation projects, call in the experts from GreenStream Environmental Services for an asbestos inspection. At GreenStream Environmental Services, we offer professional vermiculite and asbestos remediation services to help you contain and then rid yourself of this problem.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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.

Add an Asbestos Inspection to Your Spring Home Buying Checklist

Spring is in the air and many people have home buying on their minds. The Canadian Real Estate Association and BMO have come up with a statement of recommendations, and both advise spring homebuyers that property inspections should go way beyond the typical parameters of the standard inspection included in most property sales.

Among other, they mention absestos specifically as an issue to keep in mind when looking to buy a home.

Asbestos in Older Homes
In the case of asbestos, the primary concern would be for houses built before the 1970’s, when the fireproof and nearly indestructible material once considered a “miracle” construction material was largely banned from use in building homes.

Asbestos can show up in a wide range of areas in your home:

  • Roof shingles and gutters
  • Floor and ceiling tiles
  • Vermiculite insulation
  • Window and door sealing putty
  • “Popcorn” or textured ceilings
  • Textured interior house paints

It’s not always immediately apparent to the untrained eye, and may appear in a variety of forms too, from the cement mixtures commonly found in floor and ceiling tiles to the grey clumps of vermiculite insulation to plaster-based mixtures on the ceiling. If you are looking to buy an older home then do yourself a favour and include an asbestos inspection on the list of things to do. You’re ensuring both your health and the investment of your hard earned dollars in the property

Please Note!
The material is considered safe as long as it’s intact, but damage or deterioration can produce friable asbestos, or particles that can be inhaled – with a deadly potential. Please don’t try to handle it yourself.

Get peace of mind from GreenStream Environmental – call us for a quote today.

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414.

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.