Asbestos in Roofing Materials

A crew working on a high school in the Maritimes had to stop work and call in asbestos specialists when ACM (asbestos containing materials) were found on the roof.

Now, this may seem far away from the GTA and asbestos in the roofing tiles of an old institutional building wouldn’t come as any surprise. But – the ACM wasn’t in the roofing tiles themselves. It was in the tar that had been used to install and also subsequently patch the roof over the years. In the case of the Halifax high school, tar particles fell into the library and other rooms after work done on the roof. The tar was found to contain 5 percent asbestos, which was common in formulations before the 1980’s.

ACM in Sealant & Caulking
Asbestos was added to roofing tar, caulking and other sealants because of its fire retardant properties, most often in the 5 to 10 percent range. Although new formulations don’t contain the material, as anyone who’s owned an older home knows, many homeowners don’t remove the old material when adding the new when it comes to roofing. Many roofs have layers of older shingles and other materials underneath newer layers.

  • If you’re installing a new roof, who knows what you might encounter?

ACM is considered friable – or inhalable and therefore dangerous – if it contains more than one percent asbestos and it can easily be crumbled or pulverised by the human hand.

Asbestos itself is nearly indestructible. However, in ACM, it’s the other materials which most often deteriorate over time, leaving friable asbestos. Any ACM may in fact become friable under the right conditions. Something you may not even think about – such as kids bouncing a ball off the roof – can leave dust that is suspended in the air for some time afterwards and leave you or your loved ones exposed.

Any ACM should be removed if:

  • You plan on making renovations or remodeling in the foreseeable future
  • There is any damage at all – encapsulation is not a safe option.

Here is where you may find ACM in those odd places you don’t expect:

  • Roofing tar is typically used on flat roofs and often to fix leaks. It consists of coal tar in a formulation with petroleum byproducts and as its name suggests, is a very dark brown or black. Coal tar itself is a byproduct of the petroleum making process, refined for use in roofing tar.
  • Coal tar roof cement is used for roof repairs in a formula thickened with fibres that can seal or bond with the existing surface. Pre-1980’s roof cement most often contained asbestos, along with solvents and other materials. If the cement is still pliable, it should not pose an immediate danger however if it has dried out and/or is cracked, it becomes friable. Use caution and do not scrape it.
  • Clay based materials such as plumbing putty, window putty and caulking also often contain asbestos in older formulations. This material is friable and should be protected from water damage – better yet, removed. Avoid scraping dried out material.

We Can Help
Our experienced technicians offer professional, certified services to help you deal with environmental issues, including

In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

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Ontario Developer Fined $125K in Asbestos Case

A Western Ontario property developer was fined $125,000 – including a $25,000 victim fine – for failing to properly dispose of asbestos at the former Grace Hospital in Windsor, Ontario.

In fact, the developer submitted a consultant report on the site in 2011 prior to demolition. The report claimed the site was abestos-free but the Ministry of the environment and Climate Change did a little digging and found evidence in historical documents of asbestos containing materials and laid the charges that resulted in the recent conviction and fine.

The government inspectors were right to question a finding of no asbestos. The former hospital was built decades ago when asbestos was used in a wide variety of applications in both residential and institutional construction. What we now know can cause incurable lung disease and cancers was once thought of as a miracle material and not without reason – it’s fire resistant, water resistant and nearly indestructible. It wasn’t until decades after it first came into general use in the early 20th century that its effects on human health were discovered as workers and others who had come into contact with it began to fall sick.

Asbestos in Your Home
If your home was built before the mid-1980’s, it’s almost certain to contain asbestos or asbestos containing materials (also called ACM) in one form or another. It can show up almost anywhere from floor to ceiling – literally – including:

  • Ceiling tiles – including acoustic tiles
  • Floor tiles – often in a vinyl mixture
  • Roofing and siding materials
  • Wall panels
  • Textured paints
  • Window and door caulking

It’s considered safe as long as it is intact but aging materials can deteriorate over time no matter what the conditions.

  • Renovations – like demolition – poses a significant risk of damaging asbestos and ACM and creating breathable fibres.

Shady Contractors
Add shady contractors to the mix and homeowner anxiety can certainly be justified. How do you ensure the health of you and your family – and be sure that the company you’ve hired is going to do the job right?

We can help.

We have many satisfied customers and years of expertise. Our experienced technicians offer professional, certified services to help you deal with environmental issues, including

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.

Disrepair Can Be Dangerous

The fate of public buildings can seem removed from that of the average home. After all, there are maintenance crews and compliance with regulations is documented and enforced… or is it? Too often, the unfortunate state of historic public buildings can clearly show that the state can be as negligent a property owner as the people who own that rundown house that seems to exist on every residential street in the GTA. And – lack of maintenance can be crucial when it comes to issues like asbestos and mould.

  • Sir John Carling Building (Ottawa) – This former Agriculture Canada building was abandoned by employees years ago when the extent of its asbestos concerns were first discovered. It was recently demolished by means of a controlled implosion – and the clean up continues.
  • The Dennis Building (Halifax) – Built in 1863, this historic building is slated for demolition after the government declared it “beyond repair”. At issue are crumbling mortar and walls full of mould and asbestos. A group is trying to fight for the conservation of the pre-Confederation building but clearly cost will be an issue.

The Moral of the Story
Older buildings are beautiful and have historic value in some cases – and they can be loaded with environmental issues like asbestos and mould.

Just like governments when times are tough, it can be tempting to think you can skimp on maintenance and repairs, but that’s a short sighted view that can easily backfire.

  • Leaky windows, roofs, door frames – even a pinhole leak in plumbing – can lead to mould growth within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Asbestos is considered safe as long as it is intact but if materials are damaged or decaying over time, fibres can be released. Asbestos in your home is a health risk waiting to happen.

Let Us Help
The seasoned environmental technicians at GreenStream can help you with your older home issues including:

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.

Apartment Dwellers Displaced due to Asbestos after Fire

“When the inspectors declare the building is safe, we will resume delivery.”

That’s what residents of a British Columbia apartment building saw recently when they tried to get their mail. Canada Post has suspended delivery to the apartment tower after a fire because of concern over air quality issues – namely possible asbestos contamination.

Repairs are expected to take several months. There was fire, smoke and water damage to 86 of the suites and residents were warned about the possible asbestos contamination. An official with the city of Victoria has clearly stated the need for asbestos removal procedures for the building. In addition to asbestos in the walls and ceilings, there is concern over possible mould infestation from lingering water damage.

It’s a recipe for health issues that is unfortunately all too common in older buildings, including individual homes, apartments and condo complexes and public institutions: damage can affect indoor air quality. Asbestos fibres, once released into the air, can enter the lungs and begin the damage that can lead to many respiratory issues including lethal mesothelioma.  Mould spores, once they get into your HVAC system, can disperse anywhere into a building to cause a range of symptoms including worsening allergies and other respiratory issues.

You need to breathe easy.

In Case of Fire – or Floods
Asbestos or ACM (asbestos containing materials) may be present in a wide variety of areas quite literally from floor to ceiling in homes built before the 1980’s. It can be released into the air by any activity that damages the integrity of walls, floors, ceilings and more, including:

  • Fires
  • Flooding
  • Renovations
  • Installation of windows, doors, alarm or home entertainment systems

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.

Asbestos Wrapped Plumbing

There’s been a fair amount of media coverage devoted to the continuing asbestos problem in Canada and you may be aware of some of the places that asbestos can show up in an older home – like siding, ceiling tiles or vermiculite insulation. But, there can be a whole new set of asbestos issues lurking inside your walls, including asbestos wrapped plumbing.

Plumbing you say?

Among the many properties that made asbestos seem like a dream construction material early in the 20th century are its insulating and virtually indestructible properties. In homes that are between 70 and 100 years old, you may find plumbing wrapped in insulation like a hotdog in a bun – and that insulation is likely to contain asbestos.

Now, as with any asbestos containing material, as long as it’s intact, it’s not considered a danger to human health. However, there are a number of issues that you should be aware of. As NY state employees recently found out when they had to be evacuated from their offices, if the plumbing starts to leak or deteriorate, it becomes an issue of immediate concern.

  • Asbestos containing insulation is often wrapped around old galvanized plumbing which should itself be removed.
  • Be also on the lookout for asbestos insulation around piping that connects radiators, water heaters or other steam-producing elements.
  • Older tube electrical wiring may also be covered with asbestos insulation.
  • You may also find that the asbestos pipe insulation has been covered or encapsulated in foam in a DIY repair (a professional asbestos technician would never leave this kind of arrangement in place)

Let Us Help
If you find what looks like asbestos wrapped plumbing in one area, you’re likely to find asbestos elsewhere in the building too. DIY repairs are a sure sign that you should check further and that’s where we come in.

At GreenStream, our experienced asbestos technicians can offer advice and either asbestos removal or asbestos remediation. In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414(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 416-818-9414416-818-9414.  You’ll be glad you did.

Firefighters and the Asbestos Risk

The continued presence of asbestos in our schools has the potential to put many people at risk – including firefighters.

A Hamilton elementary school was closed for most of the week prior to March Break after a suspicious fire broke out in a classroom. The classroom was unoccupied at the time and students were first evacuated, then sent home after the decision was made to close the school for the rest of the week.

The fire caused an estimated $250K in damages and The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) say firefighters may have “disturbed” asbestos contained in the walls during the effort to put out the flames.

An immediate clean-up was planned.

Firefighters are definitely at an increased risk of asbestos exposure. What’s contained in the walls intact is considered safe but the very nature of their work means that those walls are likely to be damaged. When other materials burn away, it exposes the asbestos which can then become friable – or small fibres which can then be inhaled into the lungs.

When You’re Renovating
You may not think you’re putting yourself at risk, but if your home was built before the mid-1980’s, asbestos may be present in many forms and mixtures of materials and in many places in your home, including:

  • vinyl floor tiles
  • ceiling tiles
  • wall panels
  • pipe insulation
  • vermiculite attic insulation
  • roofing materials
  • window and door caulking
  • textured paints
  • popcorn ceilings

It’s not only the work itself you need to consider – another big question is where will you dispose of the waste from renovations?

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 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 416-818-9414416-818-9414.  You’ll be glad you did.

Asbestos, Mould Add to Controversial Project’s Woes

North Bay City council recently got a look at a highly anticipated report on the investigation into the renovations of the North Bay Memorial Gardens Arena. As the story unfolds, it’s becoming clear that planners didn’t properly budget for a large and complex project that ended up involving mould and asbestos removal – among many other unanticipated costs.

The report focused on the key question on taxpayers’ minds – just what led to the project going $4 million over budget? One of the main issues identified in the report was that the originally budgeted amount of $12 million had virtually no substantiation. The investigators from KPMG concluded there was actually no budgetary process at all.

Along with a laundry list of budgetary and other problems that seemed to disadvantage the project before it had even gotten off the ground, the discovery of asbestos and mould and their removal added another major expenditure to the overall costs. The project required $600,000 for mould removal alone.

Renovations Checklist
When it’s your own money and your own home at stake, you need to be much better prepared. An older home – built before the 1980’s – is likely to contain both mould and asbestos. (Although it’s important to note that mould can just as easily develop in newer homes under the right conditions.)

  • Mould – can develop within 24 to 48 hours from a pinhole leak in plumbing inside a wall where you’ve never seen it. Your only clue may be a persistent musty odour and respiratory symptoms you can’t explain.
  • Asbestos – was once used in a wide range of areas in the home and can appear mixed into various formulations, including acoustic ceiling and vinyl floor tiles, roofing materials, caulking, insulation and more.

For your safety and that of your family, environmental issues need to be dealt with by professionals before any other work can proceed.

GS Can Help
Our seasoned team of technicians can offer services to help you deal with environmental issues in your home.

  • Mould Removal – we use a multi-faceted process that helps to ensure that mould is removed entirely and effectively.
  • Asbestos Removal – our experienced technicians offer safe and professional asbestos removal using a multi-step process.
  • Asbestos Remediation – including siding, tiles, attic, stucco, insulation, popcorn ceilings and more.

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.