Asbestos Abatement & Removal Edmonton

What is Asbestos?

Could my home contain Asbestos?

What are the health risks that I could be exposed to?


Asbestos; the word that can be very scary and cause a lot of panic when found.

Unfortunately with living in Edmonton, the chance for your home or property containing asbestos is very high. Fortunately, Alberta has set high standards when dealing with asbestos to ensure that those affected and the environment are kept safe from its health hazards.

That is why it is very important when hiring a company to remove the asbestos, they have the proper training, experience and certifications to do so.

If you or someone you know suspects that your home may be affected by Asbestos, call Canada’s Restoration Services. We have the years of experience and training in dealing and safely removing of Asbestos.

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At Canada’s Restoration Services Edmonton, we have the years of experience, training and certification when it comes to dealing with Asbestos. We follow all industry guidelines and do not cut corners; ensuring that you and your loved ones are kept safe and your home is brought back to a safe living environment.

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If you are thinking of doing renovations in your home, and your home was built before the 1980’s, do not perform any work until an asbestos test has been completed.

What is an Asbestos Test?

Any suspicious looking material that could contain asbestos needs to be sent away to a laboratory to be analyzed. Not only will this tell us if is contains asbestos or not, but it will identify which type and the percentage it holds.

Who can do an Asbestos Test?

Asbestos testing needs to be performed by a certified company who knows how to deal and handle with asbestos. Once asbestos becomes disturbed, it becomes toxic so whomever is taking the sample, needs to know the proper precautionary steps in doing so.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a fibrous material that was commonly used in building materials and was used so extensively because of its strength, insulation and fire retardant characteristics. The main misconception with asbestos is when looking at a material and saying “That’s Asbestos!” The asbestos fibres are mixed in with other compounds therefore making it impossible to know 100% unless it has been tested.

Asbestos was being used before the Health Board knew the toxic affects it had on people who were being exposed to it. Once it was linked to severe lung conditions, it was banned from being used in any building materials. The unfortunate side of things is that this was not found out until the late 1970’s which by that time, millions of homes and properties were built using materials containing asbestos, especially in Edmonton.

Where can Asbestos be found?

In regards to building materials, here is a list of where asbestos can commonly be found;

  • Plaster & Drywall Compounds
  • Vinyl Floor Tiles
  • Linoleum Floor Tile Sheets
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Textured or “Popcorn” Ceilings
  • Vermiculite Insulation in the Attic or Walls
  • Boilers – both surrounding the boiler and on the pipes
  • Ductwork Wrap and Tape
  • Register Vents
  • Vinyl Exterior Siding
  • Cementous Materials

What Health Symptoms does Asbestos have?

Long term exposure to Asbestos can have serious health effects. Once the fibres have entered into your lung cavities, they embed themselves into the lining and are there for life. Symptoms can be different from person to person; but these conditions below are linked due to asbestos exposure:

  1. Mesothelioma – this is exclusively linked to asbestos exposure and is a cancer which affects the lining of the lungs and lower digestive tract.
  2. Lung Cancer – same as what is caused from smoking.
  3. Asbestosis – this is scarring of the lungs which is caused from very heavy exposure to asbestos. This is common for those that were working with the material either through construction services or mining.
  4. Lung Thickening – causes the lungs to thicken and swell which can cause shortness of breath and discomfort.

These 4 conditions listed above are the most serious that can occur due to asbestos exposure. In a lot of cases, people don’t even know that they have been affected nor ever will. However, it is best to avoid the situation and have a certified company properly & safely remove any affected material.


Asbestos only becomes dangerous once it has become disturbed and the fibres have been released. If you are planning on doing renovations in your Edmonton home or property, ensure to have the areas tested first before beginning any work. If you are worried about the risk of asbestos and would like testing done, give us a call. We will take samples and scope out the area to provide an estimate if it comes back positive.

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