Asbestos Removal and Abatement

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ASBESTOS 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.asbestos removal

At ServiceMaster Restore of Timmins, 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.

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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

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How long will the restoration project take?

Depending on the scope of the project and the amount of damage to your commercial property and its contents, the restoration process may require several phases before completion. A thorough evaluation and assessment of all damage will be done before the estimate of a completion date can be established. Through it all, your ServiceMaster Restore Project Manager will communicate details to you and your Insurance Provider clearly and effectively, to make the process seamless.

How do I keep track of non-restorable items?

We recommend you make a list of items (including food items) deemed non-restorable. You can obtain a form for this purpose from your insurance company. Make a copy for your insurance company and keep one for yourself.

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