Residential & Commercial Asbestos Removal / Asbestos Abatement

Keep Your Commercial Or Residential 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

Residential and 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 asbestos removal contractors are 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

Commercial Asbestos removal

Why You Need Professional Asbestos Abatement Contractors To Eliminate Asbestos Quickly

Asbestos 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 contractors 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 the most dedicated, environmentally conscious asbestos removal companies in Toronto. 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.

Environmental Remediation Services:

If you’re looking for professionally trained, highly qualified technicians for asbestos or vermiculite insulation 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


Professional Commercial Asbestos Removal

How Much Does it Cost to Have Asbestos Removed?

Asbestos containing materials are hazardous for living creatures. A home with asbestos, whether on exterior walls, attic insulation, or embedded within popcorn ceilings; can be dangerous for everyone.

A professional asbestos abatement project will guarantee that your home or building becomes free of asbestos contamination, while also preserving occupant health during and after the asbestos removal work.

Thankfully, project costs are fairly straightforward one you take stock of the situation. In this article we’ll break down those costs for you.

Asbestos Abatement Cost Estimate

The cost of removing harmful asbestos can vary depending on the factors listed below. A typical small job could be for drywall cuts, placement of exhaust fans and repairing finished surfaces.

Billed simply as time + building materials + supplies, the average cost can be roughly $10-$15 per sq ft. The average cost of a family home is typically between $1,200 – $2,000, but may be higher depending on the scope of the project. Commercial buildings and businesses, however, can exceed $2,000, and be as high as $12,000+.

Looking for an exact estimate? Fill out the form for a free, no-obligation quote. Or contact us toll free at 1(855)551-7760 for a quick 15-minute consultation.

What Factors Affect The Cost of Asbestos Remediation?

The cost of your asbestos removal project will depend on the scope of the project, which affects the risk level, the access required to remove the asbestos, the amount of generated waste and the cost of third-party monitoring of air quality. Regardless of the scope, asbestos abatement will require compliance in the preparation of the worksite, how the asbestos is removed and how the contractor will handle the resulting hazardous waste.

Size of the Area Targeted For Asbestos Removal

Whether it be your attic walls, ceiling, floor tiles, or even exterior like asbestos siding removal;, your asbestos abatement project could fall into one of three categories based on the square foot area:

  • Type 1 (1-10 square-feet),
  • Type 2 (10-100 square-feet) or
  • Type 3 (over 100 square-feet).

The larger the scope of your project, the more you’ll need in terms of removement work, labour, equipment and cleaning, the higher your cost.

Type of Asbestos Removal & Risk Level

Your cost will also be determined from the type of asbestos work you require. For example, the pricing streams for removing asbestos from floors are different to those estimated for asbestos abatement in piping insulation. The type of work will also inform the risk level for the contractor, a higher risk level could require certain equipment and processes, such as decontamination and third-party air monitoring.

Cost of Asbestos Abatement Equipment

Special equipment is required in every stage of the asbestos abatement process.

Workers must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as respiratory masks and disposable coveralls and gloves, while in the work area. For asbestos waste, the contractor will require polyethylene asbestos disposal bags and drop sheets for disposal of asbestos.

For cleaning, workers need High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuums to ensure that asbestos dust is fully removed from the work area.

In medium and large area operations, the contractor is required to meet numerous regulatory requirements which will add to equipment cost. In Type 2 asbestos abatement operations for ceilings, the contractor must seal-off the work area with polyethylene barricades. Type 2 and Type 3 operations are also required to have decontamination sites with a clean room, a shower room and equipment room (Ontario Government).

Professional Asbestos Removal Labour Costs

Skilled professionals are required to carry-out the asbestos removal process. The scope of your program – especially the length and complexity (if it involves removing a false ceiling or entering the plumbing system) – will play the biggest role in determining labour costs. Requiring work in the weekends will also increase costs.

Costs will also increase if repair and renovation work after the asbestos abatement are required.

Certified contractors will ensure that your asbestos abatement project satisfies all federal and provincial regulations while also informing you of the scale of your intended project and its risk level as well as required equipment and labour commitments.

Your contractor will also ensure that your home or building is tested by a third-party consultant after the job, to ensure that your property is completely free of asbestos contamination. Contact an environmental contractor to get started on properly removing asbestos from your property.

Why Do You Need A Professional Asbestos Removal Contractor?

Asbestos was a commonly used industrial product, often found in cement and plaster, building insulation and behind floor and ceiling tiles. It’s made of up a group of minerals, such as amosite and anthophyllite, which can be turned into a fibre-like substance that can be packed into walls, floors and ceilings. Before 1990, asbestos had been used for insulating houses and buildings from cold weather and noise. It was also a commonly used fireproofing agent.

But asbestos exposure is also hazardous. Inhaling asbestos fibres can cause cancer to the lining of your chest (mesothelioma) and increase the risk of lung cancer. Due to these hazards, the Canadian federal government began moving on plans to completely ban the import, export, use and sale of all asbestos minerals in Canada in early 2018.

You could be exposed to asbestos in many ways, especially if you disturb areas in your home or building where asbestos is contained as part of repair or home improvement. For example, you may find asbestos behind your drywall and flooring. Likewise, old buildings might still have asbestos in a number of areas exposed to breathing, such as paint and caulking.

You should not leave asbestos unfixed, it’s essential that you get asbestos removed as soon as possible using a professional asbestos removal contractor. Not only is asbestos a hazardous material requiring extreme handling care, but its management is also regulated under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (O. Reg 278/05) and other provincial and federal laws.