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    Asbestos and Mold

    Asbestos AbatementPioneers In The Asbestos Removal Field

    Through consultation with some of Canada’s top authorities on asbestos, Power Vac helped pioneer the practice of applying negative pressure to an asbestos work site to help prevent contamination from spreading. With more than 40 years experience in asbestos removal projects, Power Vac remains on the cutting edge of abatement techniques to offer safe, effective, insured and bonded removal and disposal of this hazardous substance.

    Asbestos Abatement Goals

    The primary goals of asbestos abatement are to:

    • Remove and dispose of the asbestos-containing material
    • Protect the abatement workers from exposure
    • Prevent the spread of contamination beyond the work area

    Asbestos abatement procedures are determined by the amount of the material to be removed and by its friability (the propensity of the material to crumble and release fibres into the environment). Site isolation and worker protection depend upon the procedures used.

    The Right Procedure For Every Job

    Glovebags. Where small amounts of mechanical pipe insulation are to be removed, glovebags are used to provide a self-contained worksite within the confines of a heavy gauge plastic bag. This bag wraps around the pipe and allows the abatement worker to use tools inside the bag to strip the pipe and clean up through two gloves built into the bag.

    Abatement procedures follow industry standard guidelines and classifications including Glove Bag, Type I, Type II and Type III. Power Vac performs work in accordance with the significantly updated indusrty standards of November 1, 2005 found in Ontario Regulation 278/05

    Power Vac Meets Or Exceeds Regulations

    All Power Vac asbestos abatement projects, regardless of the procedures used, meet or exceed all provincial and federal regulations governing this type of work. In addition, independent consulting engineers are employed to conduct inspections and air monitoring to ensure absolute safety. Power Vac also carries full asbestos abatement contractor’s insurance in the amount of $5 million on an ‘occurrence’ basis as opposed to the more limited ‘claims made’ basis.

    Mold Remediation

    Power Vac has applied its experience with asbestos abatement, containment and negative air procedures to solve many problems with mold remediation. Again, Power Vac follows industry standard guidelines developed by the Canadian Construction Association, the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Association’s S520 Standard and the National Air Duct Cleaning Association’s ACR 2006.

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