Alberta Flooding Clean-up – Asbestos & Now Mould Risks

Now that the flood waters are receding in Alberta, the massive clean-up has begun. In a situation like that, involving a large area and literally hundreds of homes, it’s clear that many homeowners are doing their own clean-up.

That can be problematic when there’s potential for exposure to asbestos from the debris and now also mould from lingering dampness, particularly in basements.

It’s particularly telling that many residents of High River, where all buildings were under a mandatory evacuation order, are reporting episodes of coughing.

The Alberta Government has sanctioned masks to protect people during the process but some feel that the 95% filtration of particulates that they offer may not be enough.

Leave It To The Professionals
The commentator is probably right – and it’s not just a matter of having the right kind of mask. Our fully-certified contractors have successfully completed the Asbestos Abatement Worker Training Program approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and are able to handle all three types of asbestos abatement, as designated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act .

Flooding damage seems to be common across the country this summer, so mould is also a constant possibility. Renovations will also disturb asbestos or asbestos containing materials. 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 and/or mould issues 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 at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.

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