Sunrise Trial Illustrates Hidden Asbestos Danger

Six years after the explosion that shocked Toronto and the GTA and dumped asbestos over a neighbourhood, the trial involving the former Sunrise Propane company and two of its executives is inching to its conclusion.

The trial is currently in the sentencing phase after the company itself and directors Shay Ben-Moshe and Valery Belahov were found guilty of nine provincial offences.

Jurors heard evidence that the explosion occurred as employees were performing an unauthorized tank-to-tank transfer of propane at about 3am on August 10, 2008. The propane vapours ignited and the horrific fireball along with several smaller explosions that resulted sent about 12,000 people from the surrounding Downsview neighbourhood running from their homes to escape the downfall of asbestos-tainted debris that rained down over their homes. Businesses, schools and a cemetery were also affected.

Sadly, a Sunrise employee was killed in the blast. The company and its directors were charged with multiple counts of breaching the Environmental Protection Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Asbestos – the Hidden Danger
Certainly, the incident is an extraordinary one, but it tragically illustrates the hidden danger lurking in older homes, factories, businesses, institutions and other buildings: asbestos.

Any home or building constructed before the mid-1980’s is likely to contain asbestos in one form or another. As long as the material is contained, or exists as part of a mixture – aka asbestos containing material or ACM – that is intact, it’s considered safe. Asbestos becomes dangerous to human health when it’s inhalable (or friable) as dust or when ACM becomes damaged or is degraded.

It doesn’t take an explosion to damage building materials and produce inhalable asbestos. It can result from:

  • Renovations
  • Installation of windows, doors or even alarm or home entertainment systems
  • Floods and sewer back ups

We Can Help
At GreenStream, our experienced asbestos technicians can offer advice and either asbestos removal or asbestos remediation to safely take any potential hazard out of your way for good. 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.

Hospital Learns About Choosing a Reputable Asbestos Contractor – The Hard Way

An Edmonton based contractor is facing multiple charges under Nunavut’s Safety Act for asbestos removal work at Iqaluit’s Qikiqtani General Hospital. The Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission alleges that the company put its workers at risk during the asbestos abatement procedures.

The job was complicated when the general contractor ran out of money and workers walked off the job. Another contractor has stepped in to finish the renovation work, including asbestos removal.

A Homeowner’s Nightmare
You hire a contractor because you want an expert to do the job. When that contractor follows improper procedures, they’re not only putting their own workers at risk – they’re putting you at risk too.

Asbestos is considered safe as long as it’s intact – but once it’s been damaged or disturbed it can send breathable (friable) fibres into the air. Proper – read ‘safe’ – asbestos removal includes:

  • Safety equipment for workers
  • Complete containment of the site while the work is underway
  • Safe removal in sealed containers to an approved facility
  • Clean up of the area afterwards so that no asbestos or asbestos containing dust remains

Above all, it means trained, experienced workers – just like our GreenStream technicians.

Don’t DIY!
Both the EPA and the Canadian Lung Association, among others, recommend professional asbestos removal and remediation services. It’s far too big of a risk to take on your own. In addition, you have no legal remedy if you should suffer from asbestos exposure; you could be putting you and your loved ones at risk.

What you can do if you suspect there is asbestos or asbestos containing material in your home – after you call a licensed professional:

  • Leave it alone – seal it off as best you can
  • Stay away from the area
  • Be especially vigilant where children or the elderly are concerned

Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act specify three types or levels of asbestos abatement and our technicians are experienced in all three, providing you expert service from small to large jobs.

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 Complicates Historic Renovations

Historical renovations often uncover unanticipated problems like hidden asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM) and leave communities and homeowners alike wondering what the best solution can be.

Old churches are often beautiful and many have been designated as historical properties, which brings into play a set of restrictions as to how any renovations may be approached. The stately old St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Thunder Bay sorely needed help when two sections of the ceiling collapsed last summer. One of the stipulations of a historical designation is that any repairs must involve using original materials where available, but the plaster in the old church contained asbestos, so alternatives had to be found.

In another recent case, a historic bank in Dawson City, Yukon was set for renovations until a hazardous materials report found both asbestos and lead paint. The initial reaction was to push for complete removal of both materials, but that proved to be beyond the budget of the project. They settled on encapsulating the asbestos containing materials instead to completely seal them off from any human contact.

Get Expert Help
At GreenStream Environmental, we offer asbestos removal and asbestos remediation procedures by experienced asbestos technicians. We will assess your situation to determine the extent of the problem and the best possible course of action.

Asbestos can be found in many places in your home. Our fully-certified and seasoned team of remediation contractors handles all types, including:

  • Siding
  • Tiles (floor, sheet floor and ceiling)
  • Duct, furnace and pipe insulation
  • Attics
  • Walls (stucco, plaster & ceiling)
  • Vermiculite insulation
  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Asbestos paper, heating registers and ducts

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.

Niagara Officials Taken by Surprise by Asbestos Abatement

The Niagara Region is home to many historic properties and their old time flavour is part of what drives tourism in the area along with adding to the quality of everyday life. Many of these historic structures are functioning public buildings, as in the case of the Old Pelham Town Hall in Welland, Ontario.

When it comes to providing these venerable structures with much needed renovations and repairs, however, it seems that many property owners (including  public agencies) are being taken by surprise by something that’s actually been hanging around for decades – asbestos.

Recent reports indicate that the renovations of the Old Pelham Town Hall are proceeding ahead of schedule despite a glitch during the very first stage when asbestos was discovered. Asbestos abatement or removal wasn’t part of the project’s budget, adding an unexpected expense. After a survey, professional asbestos technicians removed the material and work proceeded.

Built in 1743, the property represents a rare piece of pre-Confederation Canadian history and is certainly worth preserving. The asbestos was no doubt introduced during early 20th century improvements.

Renovations – Budget for Asbestos
When it comes to your own planned renovations or unplanned repairs, don’t let asbestos take you by surprise. If your home was built before the late 1980’s, it’s likely to contain asbestos in many areas and it may appear in various mixed formulations, including:

  • Ceiling and floor tiles
  • Roofing and siding materials
  • Wall panels
  • Window and door caulking (indoor & outdoor)
  • Textured paints
  • Popcorn ceilings

Asbestos in Your Home
As long as asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM – such as asbestos/vinyl floor tiles) are intact, they are not considered a health hazard however any renovations or work that disturbs materials or causes dust can release breathable asbestos fibres into the air.

We can help:
Our seasoned team of asbestos removal experts can handle large or smaller asbestos remediation or removal jobs.

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.

Abestos, Vermiculite & Mining

Northern Sun Mining Corp. recently announced that they’d completed an asbestos remediation program at their McWatters Mine in Timmins, Ontario.

Asbestos was discovered in the ore body of the former Liberty Mines site. Asbestos, as a mineral, often naturally occurs alongside and sometimes even integrates into other elements, as it did in this case in nickel ore. In a similar situation, a proposed iron ore mine in Wisconsin has recently hit a snag when sampling discovered the presence of asbestos there too.

Asbestos was once used deliberately in a wide range of construction componenets because of its beneficial properties – it’s temperature and fire resistant and virtually indestructible – but this happened in ignorance of the dark side of asbestos exposure. Decades later, workers who were exposed to it began to show the signs of mesothelioma and other lung diseases caused by asbestos exposure.

It’s quite another thing to find asbestos accidentally when you’re looking for something else entirely. That very situation led to one of the significant developments in the use of asbestos in North America – the use of vermiculitie insulation.

Vermiculite
If there is a lesson to be learned from history, it’s that we should be more cautious in adopting the use of any material, even those that come directly from natural sources.

Vermiculite by itself is an innocuous material whose chief useful property is its ability to expand when heated. As inter-wall or attic insuliation, it seemed ideal.

The problem is that most of North America’s supply of vermiculite comes from a now infamous mine in Libby, Montana – one that was found to be contaminated with asbestos. In addition to the vast number of residential, commercial and industrial buildings that became tainted with asbestos, the people of Libby have and continue to pay the price with their health.

Asbestos in Your Home
An old house has character – and probably features asbestos in a number of places. A Guelph area daycare centre was recently closed permanently after the discovery of vermiculite insulation. Asbestos exposure is of particular concern to children and the elderly.

When it comes to asbestos, as long as it’s intact, it is not considered a health hazard however any renovations or work that disturbs materials or causes dust can release breathable asbestos fibres into the air.

We can help:
Our seasoned team of asbestos removal experts can handle large or smaller asbestos remediation or removal jobs.

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 & Other Old Issues: Renovate or Demolish?

Municipalities all over North America are struggling with what to do with older buildings that require extensive renovations and retrofits. Asbestos, mould, lead paint and many other construction features that were common decades ago present issues that go beyond updating windows or decor.

A recent meeting in Hamilton, Ontario brought together developers, property owners, architects and heritage experts from Toronto to Buffalo, NY to talk about how to make renovations and retrofits profitable. While the costs may make demolition and rebuilding seem like the better alternative, as Buffalo architect Clinton Brown noted, “As public policy, we think we can demolish our way to success but I’ve never seen a city … able to do it.”

A century ago, buildings were made to last even into the next century and the ‘bones’ of those old buildings are still solid. Many of the experts and stakeholders at the meeting saw the cultural and social value of preserving older buildings, asbestos, water damage and mold are among the chief culprits when it comes to throwing a complication into the works.

Your Old House
An old house has character – and probably features issues like asbestos or mould even if you don’t see them. When it comes to asbestos, as long as it’s intact, it is not considered a health hazard however any renovations or work that disturbs materials or causes dust can release breathable asbestos fibres into the air.

When it comes to mould, you may not even be aware that it’s taken hold in your home. A pinhole leak in plumbing or a small leak around a window can cause moisture to enter your home and once it lingers even 24 to 48 hours, mold infestation can begin. A musty odour, persistent cough, irritation of eyes, nose and throat and other health symptoms may be your only clue.

We can help.

  • Our seasoned team of asbestos removal experts can handle large or smaller asbestos remediation or removal jobs.
  • If you’re troubled by a persistent musty odour or health symptoms you can’t explain, we can remove and perform mould removal wherever it’s taken hold.

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.

Museum Renovations Halted When Asbestos is Discovered

Roof renovations at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa have ground to a halt after asbestos was discovered in the roofing materials.

On the very first day of planned renovations, workers noticed that the material they were removing from the roof didn’t look entirely like concrete. Their suspicions proved correct when testing confirmed a 1% concentration of asbestos in the concrete mixture.

The renovation project is now on hold while a new plan of action is put into place. In the interim, the museum corporation is conducting regular air quality testing to be sure that visitors and employees aren’t exposed to any airborne asbestos.

Asbestos Containing Materials – or ACM
The Canada Science and Technology Museum is housed in a building that’s almost a half a century old, so it’s no surprize that asbestos would have been found. As was once a common practice, asbestos was mixed with another material – in this case concrete – which was then formed into the roofing tiles. You’ll find asbestos containing materials in a wide range of locations in a building.

  • Mixed with vinyl – in ceiling or floor tiles
  • Mixed with caulking – around windows and doors (exterior and interior)
  • Mixed with paint – on your walls as textured paint
  • Mixed with plaster – in those textured “popcorn” ceilings

You can’t tell what asbestos looks like with the naked eye when there are so many places it can show up.

Asbestos in Your Home
If your home was built before the late 1980’s, it may very well contain asbestos or ACM in many areas and in many forms. Let us help; our seasoned team of asbestos removal experts can handle large or smaller asbestos remediation or removal jobs.

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 Employer Fined $25K for Asbestos Infractions

An Eastern Ontario employer was recently fined $25,000 for failing to train and properly equip an employee for asbestos removal and abatement.

Late last year, a Toronto man was redeveloping various properties in Kingston. One of them was clad in asbestos-containing tiles, with more of the tiles stored inside the building. Even after he’d obtained the permit and was advised of all his responsibilities with respect to asbestos removal and disposal, he failed to properly inform or outfit the worker (who lived on-site) for the job.

We believe that kind of fine and regulatory vigilance is essential when it comes to working with asbestos in any capacity. That type of irresponsible behaviour doesn’t just endanger the worker directly involved, it endangers the neighbours, future residents and any others who may come into contact with improperly stored or contained asbestos fibres.

Remodeling, Renovations & Demolitions
The
rules are clear – in the case of a demolition in the province of Ontario, you are required to ascertain the presence of hazardous substances – including asbestos – before you begin.

  • You may not be planning to demolish your home, but what about renovations?

Even minor renovations and remodeling can disturb asbestos and create the inhalable fibres that are a proven danger to human health. If your home was built before the mid-1980’s, asbestos may be present in a wide variety of areas, in many cases mixed with other materials like concrete or vinyl. It may appear in areas where you least expect it like ceiling and floor tiles or as insulation.

Asbestos Requires Professional Expertise
Working with asbestos is no joke – and not for amateur do-it-yourselfers. Asbestos has been in the news a lot lately and there are a lot of questionable operators out there offering asbestos removal services. You may only be dealing with a fly-by-night agent who subcontracts the job out to unknown parties.

With GreenStream Environmental, you know you’re getting more than four decades of combined experience in the field. We’re certified as per the Ontario Health & Safety Act to handle asbestos remediation, removal and clean-up. In addition our firm is IICRC Certified and we complete all our work in-house.

  • Our focus is on safety – yours and that of our employees.

At GreenStream Environmental, our seasoned team of asbestos removal experts can handle large or smaller asbestos remediation or removal jobs.

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 Complicates Fire Clean-Up

A four-alarm blaze in Toronto’s east end last weekend has left the City with a clean-up headache – including asbestos in the debris. As traffic continues to be routed around the site days later, the recent discovery has delayed matters even more.The building at the southeast corner of Broadview and Gerrard was gutted last Saturday as fire ripped through the century-old structure. The north- and west-facing walls have collapsed. Twenty-six tenants from that and adjacent buildings have been evacuated as a hazardous materials team has been called in to deal with asbestos that was found in the ceiling.

Flooding, Renovations and More
Fire, flooding – even planned renovations. All of these events have the potential to disturb asbestos that’s lurking in an older building. Even here in Ontario, the weather has been wet and volatile. A flooded basement is hardly uncommon especially in older homes, and damaged insulation and other materials that you remove may contain
asbestos.

Renovations will also disturb asbestos or asbestos containing materials, and that’s where it gets hairy. Asbestos may be present in a wide range of areas in your pre-1980’s home. Asbestos in the ceiling may be mixed with other materials like vinyl to make ceiling tiles. You might also find asbestos in insulation, floor tiles, roofing materials and much more.

We Can Help
Asbestos remediation and removal can get complicated. No amount of exposure is considered safe and it’s not an issue you can take lightly – it can affect the health of you and your family. At GreenStream Environmental, our seasoned team of asbestos removal experts can handle large or smaller asbestos remediation or removal jobs.

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.

Old Buildings with Old Problems – Asbestos

The former Grace Windsor Hospital site in Southwestern Ontario has been an eyesore since it closed in 2004. Residents have had a litany of complaints about the abandoned site, from dangerous broken windows and crumbling walls to the toxic materials the old structure contained – including asbestos.

Asbestos was once considered a “wonder” construction material because it’s fire retardant and nearly indestructible. It seemed – at one time – the natural material to use for both public and private buildings in a wide range of areas and applications.

Often, asbestos is bound with cement or other substances in a mixture. As long as those materials are intact and completely whole, the asbestos is not considered dangerous. Once it begins to deteriorate and turns into small inhalable – or ‘friable’ – particles, it becomes the deadly threat that can cause fatal lung cancers and other diseases.

Left to crumble for nearly a decade, it’s certain that any asbestos in the old hospital site was deteriorating and could have posed a threat. Now, the Ministry of the Environment (MoE) is considering legal action against the company that bought the site with the intention to sell and/or develop it for failure to comply with a clean-up order issued in 2011 – already several years after the hospital was closed.

“Our investigation is related to the past demolition work and proper management of asbestos materials,” says Kate Jordan, a spokesperson for the MoE. “We are looking at the former owner (and mortgage holder) with respect to non-compliance of several ministry orders.”

Cost vs. Health?
Several decades down the road, we’re left with many situations like this – older buildings that need renovations or even demolition with a legacy of asbestos that’s been left behind. Cost may be cited as a reason to delay asbestos removal or remediation, but at what real cost to your health?

You may not have a derelict building on your hands, but if your home was built before 1970, it almost certainly contains asbestos in one form or another. Even if it’s all hidden behind walls and/or intact, when you renovate, you’re almost certain to disturb it and that’s where it gets dangerous.

Let Us Help
You can’t always tell ‘just by looking’ and you almost certainly don’t have the necessary protective gear as an ordinary homeowner. If you suspect the presence of asbestos on your property, you need professional help.

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.