Building construction over the years has included a large number of materials that are now known to be hazardous. Normally these materials are sealed and hidden so that they do not pose a threat to the building’s inhabitants, but when fire, water, storm or other damage occurs, people can suddenly be exposed to health hazards such as asbestos, lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – just to name a few. After construction, even the smallest leak can cause mold to grow on surfaces and within the building’s ventilation system. Trauma scenes also present their own unique set of biohazard challenges.
Because hazardous materials are inherently dangerous to building occupants, it is critical that a Canstar team evaluate your site as quickly as possible to determine the safest course of action. All of our employees are fully trained in the removal of hazardous materials, and continually update their certifications and training through:
- Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA) courses
- High-risk abatement certification
- Trauma training
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Building Inspector Certification programs
- CSA Z71 standards
In the case of hazardous materials, it is best to err on the side of caution and go with a professional. Our specialized training and experience means that we can complete the removal process safely, using the correct safety gear and disposal methods. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you with this difficult process.