Asbestos Removal and Abatement
Asbestos abatement is a highly regulated and specialized process. There are many factors involved when dealing with asbestos removal. The procedures become more complicated when asbestos and materials containing asbestos are exposed or disturbed as a result of, renovation, mishap or disaster such as fire or flooding.
At ServiceMaster Restore of Halifax & Dartmouth, our technicians are qualified and fully trained asbestos removal and abatement professionals.
Our services include asbestos assessments, surveying, air sampling and reporting on materials containing asbestos, including vermiculite and old insulation products. Our technicians will also assess the risks involved in your particular situation and select the most appropriate method of managing the problem. Then they will complete the asbestos removal and abatement procedures in a safe, professional and efficient manner.
Our technicians will use a variety of techniques to complete your inspection and analysis. These techniques could include:
Air Sampling – to indicate if you have an asbestos problem and determine its severity.
Materials Sampling – to determine the source of the airborne asbestos and confirm with independent laboratory analysis if required.
Assessment of Asbestos – sometimes removal isn’t your best option depending on the condition of the asbestos.
IS THERE ASBESTOS IN MY HOME OR BUSINESS?
Most products made today do not contain asbestos. Those few products made which still contain asbestos that could be inhaled are required to be labeled as such. However, until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials contained asbestos.
Where You Might Find Asbestos at Home or Work
- Hot water pipe insulation
- Roofing and siding shingles
- Wall and attic insulation
- Textured paint, patching and joint compounds
- Asbestos paper, millboard or cement sheets used around stoves and fireplaces
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Door gaskets in furnaces
What would be considered non-insured work?
Any construction project unrelated to your loss is considered non-insured work. At your request, we will provide a separate estimate for non-insured construction projects, and this work will require separate authorization and payment terms. If the non-insured work will delay the completion of an insured portion, then the situation must first be discussed with your Insurance Adjuster and the ServiceMaster Restore Project Manager.
What items do I keep in my possession?
The following items should be kept in your possession: Medications, Cash, Pets, Valuable Jewelry, Stamp/Coin Collections, Checkbooks, Personal Documents, Valuable Artworks, Flammables, Gasoline Cans, Weapons/Ammunition.
Mold Prevention after Water Damage
While water damage can be a serious enough issue on its own, it can lead to even greater issues if the damage is not dealt with properly. Water damage from flooding or from firefighting efforts can lead to the development of mold, which is d