Greenstream Environmental was in the media spotlight on Love It Or List It, a popular program on the W Network. On the recent episode, an older home was undergoing demolition procedures during a renovation, and asbestos was discovered in the plaster walls.
The owners did what so many others have done – they called GreenStream Environmental Inc. for asbestos abatement and removal services.
The homeowners on Love It Or List It certainly aren’t alone. Asbestos was a widely used construction material for most of the 20th century and shows up in a variety of residential and commercial applications, including decorative plasterwork, so-called “popcorn” or textured ceilings, acoustic ceiling tiles and outside too in siding and roofing shingles. With its fire resistant and very durable properties, asbestos was considered a kind of “miracle” construction material. Any home built before the early 1970’s may contain asbestos in the building materials.
By the 1960’s the first generation of asbestos workers had begun to show the symptoms of lung disease, and a link was found between the inhaling of asbestos fibres and a form of lung cancer. While the hazards of asbestos may be minimized in something like interior plaster as long as it’s maintained in an entirely intact state, once the walls come down and dust is released into the air, as it was during this renovation, the threat of inhalation is very real.
Today, stringent laws in the province of Ontario dictate asbestos removal and abatement prior to any home or commercial renovation project, and that’s where we come in at GreenStream Environmental Inc. The Love It Or List It appearance wasn’t our first time in the spotlight – we’ve been featured on HGTV’s Income Properties and in Mike Holmes’ magazine – and while we appreciate the exposure, we care just as much about your asbestos or other environmental issues like mould. We’ve serviced over 500 clients with over 40 years combined experience, using proven and environmentally friendly methods.
If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your home, and before any renovation projects, let GreenStream Environmental Inc. be your choice for asbestos and mould remediation in the Toronto area – contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca – Toronto’s asbestos removal specialists – 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, mould (hazardous and non-hazardous). Providing emergency service 24/7/365 for all of Toronto and the GTA, 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.
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