For decades asbestos was used to produce construction materials for residential and commercial properties. Asbestos was most commonly used as an insulator. Asbestos was banned as a building material in 1989, due to research showing serious health risks attributed to asbestos exposure. Homes and commercial properties built in Calgary prior to the 1990’s can contain some form of asbestos.

Asbestos was used for its lightweight and fire resistant properties but was also an inexpensive alternative to other materials. Health issues that can arise with asbestos exposure and inhalation led to its eventual ban. If your home or business was built prior to 1990, contact a trusted asbestos professional to inspect the property.

At Western Environmental Solutions, our team can test for and remove asbestos from your home or business. Long-term asbestos exposure can lead to serious health risks or even death, make sure your asbestos services are handled by a certified contractor.


What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a fibrous material that can be woven into different fabrics and materials. Beginning in the 1930’s asbestos was used in a wide range of products and building materials. The strong, heat resistant and lightweight nature of asbestos seemingly made it ideal for building materials, insulation, automotive parts, and retail items. Years after the rise of asbestos use, it was found that increased exposure and inhalation of asbestos can lead to health issues.

Asbestos in Calgary

Many Calgary homes and businesses were built with asbestos materials and insulation. Asbestos can be found in flooring, walls, pipes, and roofs among other areas of your Calgary property. If you have concerns about the potential presence of asbestos or are aware that there is asbestos present in your property, contact Western Environmental Solutions for professional asbestos testing Calgary and asbestos removal Calgary. We are here to ensure that your home or business is tested, inspected, and remediated from the presence of harmful asbestos materials or insulation.

Dangers of Asbestos

When asbestos materials and insulation break down or are damaged, the materials and particles can be emitted into the air. Inhalation of asbestos can lead to various illnesses. Asbestosis and pleural thickening can occur when built-up asbestos particles reside in your lungs, causing scarring, swelling, and breathing issues. Asbestos inhalation can also lead to more serious health issues like the formation of mesothelioma, lung, and other forms of cancer. 

Asbestos Removal Process

Step 1: The first step to removing asbestos is to inspect the property for potential asbestos materials.

Step 2: The asbestos materials can then be tested and if asbestos is found will need to be removed.

Step 3: The room or property is then completely sealed and provided with a temporary air filtration system.

Step 4: An asbestos professional can then safely remove all the asbestos materials and insulation.

Step 5: The room is then completely cleaned and the asbestos can be safely disposed of.

Do not attempt your own asbestos removal process. This can lead to unnecessary property damage and increase your risk of asbestos-related health issues.

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