Asbestos Abatement

Keep Your Commercial Property Safe. Get Asbestos And Vermiculite Insulation Removed From Your Building Quickly And Thoroughly.

Asbestos and vermiculite insulation can be extremely dangerous to the health of your building’s occupants. Ensure you’re compliant with health and safety standards by getting all hazardous materials removed from the property.

By working with FERRO, your business will benefit by gaining:

  • Quick and complete removal of all asbestos-laden and vermiculite insulation materials
  • Years of expertise in the asbestos abatement industry
  • Complete certification to handle any and all asbestos removal situations

Commercial Asbestos Removal & Abatement

For commercial property owners, the environmental and financial risks associated with asbestos abatement has never needed more expertise, more commitment or more sensitivity. Fortunately, asbestos abatement is at the core of what we do.

FERRO’s team is fully certified to handle all types of asbestos abatement, including:

Type 1 Asbestos Abatement: (1-10 square feet)

  • The removal of asbestos-containing floor or ceiling tiles
  • The removal of any non-friable materials which contain asbestos
  • The breaking, drilling, cutting, grinding, vibrating, sanding, or abrading of non-friable asbestos-containing materials

Type 2 Asbestos Abatement:(10-100 sq.ft.)

  • The removal of small amounts of friable materials containing asbestos (e.g. pipe insulation and other similar amounts)
  • The removal of some or all of a false-ceiling to gain access to a work area if there is a likely chance of asbestos-laden materials to be lying on the surface
  • The enclosement of friable asbestos-laden materials
  • The breaking, drilling, cutting, grinding, vibrating, sanding, or abrading of non-friable asbestos-containing materials

Type 3 Asbestos Abatement: (over 100 sq.ft.)

  • The repairs, alterations, or demolition of all or a portion of a building in which asbestos-laden materials were created
  • The removal of large areas or quantities of friable asbestos-laden materials

Why You Need Professionals To Eliminate Asbestos Quickly

asbestos abatement processAsbestos was banned in Canada as a building material in 1984 due to the serious danger that it posed to occupants, so most new buildings are not likely to contain asbestos. If you own a commercial building you may be obligated per O. Reg. 278/05 to have a DSS or designated substance survey done which will identify certain “Designated Substances” (including asbestos) on or in your property and then, depending on your needs, remove the asbestos from your business. Asbestos removal companies, like Ferro Canada, will commit to ensuring your property is safe and asbestos-free.

The first step should be to contact an environmental consulting firm, who will come and take samples and send them to a lab for analysis. If this test material is found to contain asbestos, the environmental consultant will put together a scope of work according to O.Reg 278/05 (asbestos abatement regulation). At this point you should look into qualified asbestos removal companies. Asbestos removal companies will work with the environmental consulting firm to properly remove the material as per O-Reg 278/05.

An important thing to note is that, depending on what type of or the condition of the material in your building which contains asbestos, it can become airborne if disturbed, so it is best to leave it alone after calling a professional. Asbestos removal companies are not fully done their job until the environmental consultant says that the project is completely cleared of the material. They do this by either doing a visual clearance and/or taking final clearance samples, and of course inspecting the work done in order to give you full peace of mind that your business is safe, and that all the asbestos identified has been properly and completely removed per the scope of work

Ferro Canada, a member of the Environmental Abatement Council of Canada, prides itself on being one of Toronto’s most dedicated, environmentally conscious asbestos removal companies. We are 100% committed to ensuring that your home or business is safe and clean, and we will not rest until we know your job is done. We handle every task with the professional efficiency that our clients have come to expect from us.

Vermiculite Insulation

Vermiculite Insulation was once widely used to insulate attics, walls or chimney liners. Some of this vermiculite insulation may contain amphibole asbestos fibres which can cause serious health risks like mesothelioma and cancer if disturbed and inhaled. Property owners are required to disclose the presence of Vermiculite and will usually face the choice to either remove the vermiculite prior to selling a property or risk a hit on the resale price.

Vermiculite insulation was once touted as a miracle product thanks to its fire-resistant and superior insulative properties. In the 1970s and 1980's, vermiculite insulation was installed in hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across Canada.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, when vermiculite insulation is heated, it expands into worm-like or accordion-like pieces and may release asbestos fibres. Each time you breathe asbestos fibres into your lungs, you increase the chance of developing those health problems, including cancer.

If you discover vermiculite insulation in your facility, stay away from it — if it’s left untouched there is minimal or no risk at all, as the asbestos fibres must be airborne to be inhaled. Instead, contact a reputable, qualified, and insured professional, like the FERRO team, to ensure the efficient removal of all the vermiculite insulation. Only specially trained and certified crews should be trusted to safeguard your family’s or employee’s health and safety throughout the entire process, removing all traces of asbestos using external industrial strength vacuums, sealed hoses and heavy duty filtration systems.

FERRO is a member of the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario, and is fully insured, bondable, WSIB current, and specially trained for all types of asbestos abatement projects, guaranteeing that your property is in safe and capable hands.

As a member of the Environmental Abatement Council of Canada, FERRO Canada prides itself on being one of Toronto’s most dedicated, environmentally conscious asbestos removal companies.  We are 100% committed to ensuring that your business is safe and clean, and we will not rest until we know a job is done properly.  We handle every task with the professional efficiency that our clients have come to expect from us.

phone me iconIf you’re looking for professionally trained, highly qualified technicians for asbestos or vermiculite removal anywhere in your home or business, FERRO ENVIRONMENTAL can be on-site and on-call 24/7 by calling our C.R.A.S.H. Team  at 1-877-429-7760