Over the years building construction has included a large number of materials that are now known to be hazardous; asbestos, silica, just to name a few.
Trauma scenes also present their own unique set of biohazard challenges. Because these materials are inherently dangerous to your health, it is critical that a Canstar Fire and Flood team evaluate your site as quickly as possible to determine the safest course of action.
If You Have Mould, Asbestos or Trauma
Please contact us. All our employees are fully trained in hazardous waste removal 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
Hazardous Materials Removal
Normally hazardous building materials like asbestos are sealed and hidden so they don’t pose a threat. But when fire, water, storm, or other damage occurs, people can suddenly be exposed to health hazards. After reconstruction, even the smallest leak can cause mould to grow on surfaces and within the building’s ventilation system.
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 mean that we can complete the removal process safely, using the correct safety gear and disposal methods.
Trauma Scene Cleanup
Bodily fluids from death or major injuries pose a serious biohazard. Whether they result from natural causes, an accident, or criminal activity, they must be handled professionally in order to ensure the space is safe for occupancy.
We’ve developed specialized training for employees who work on these types of cleanup projects, giving them both technical skills and personal skills. These team members are selected specifically for their ability to compassionately interact with a victim’s family, answering any questions they may have with confidence and sensitivity while ensuring our work meets the very highest standards.
When appropriate, we’ll bring in specialized sub-contractors such as hygienists and medical waste specialists to conduct testing and help establish the work tasks required for the project.