Power Vac provides Asbestos Abatement, Clean Up, &
Removal Services in Winnipeg
Power Vac Winnipeg is the leading provider of Asbestos abatement, clean up & removal services in Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba . We have over 50 years experience as an Asbestos abatement & removal contractor in Manitoba and we can handle both large and small asbestos clean up and removal projects–including residential houses, commercial buildings, schools, industrial and government facilities.
What to do if you find asbestos:
Asbestos should only be handled and/or removed by trained professionals. The best thing to do is to leave material containing asbestos that is in good condition alone. If unsure whether or not the material contains asbestos, you should consider having the material tested by a certifeid lab.
Before you have your home or business remodeled, you should find out whether asbestos-containing materials are present. If you find damaged material containing asbestos (i.e., unraveling, frayed, breaking apart) you should immediately isolate the area (keep pets and children away) and refrain from disturbing the material (either by touching it or walking on it).
Asbestos may be found in materials such as:
- insulation around pipes, ducts, and furnaces
- ceiling tiles
- ceiling texture
- vinyl flooring and mastic
- spray on acoustical insulation
- artificial fireplace ashes and embers
- wallboard patching and joint compounds
- “popcorn” ceilings
- attic insulation
- exterior roofing products
- concrete water mains
Frequently Asked Asbestos Questions
What is asbestos and where is asbestos usually found?
Asbestos is a very small fiber that cannot be identified with the naked eye. It has been used in thousands of commercial products because of its insulating and durable characteristics. Some common types of possible asbestos containing materials are pipe insulation, textured ceiling coatings, plaster, floor tiles and roofing shingles.
How do I know if a material contains asbestos?
Only certified professionals are allowed to take samples for laboratory analysis and only an accredited laboratory can positively identify asbestos containing materials. Contact a professional trained in asbestos regulations if you want a survey conducted for your building.
I’m remodeling my home. Do I need to be concerned about asbestos in the building materials?
It’s not possible for you to tell whether a material in your home contains asbestos simply by looking at it. If you suspect a material within your home might contain asbestos (for example floor tile, ceiling tile or old pipe wrap) and the material is damaged (fraying or falling apart) or if you are planning on performing a renovation that would disturb the material, the EPA recommends that you have it sampled by a properly trained and accredited asbestos professional (inspector). The professional then should use a qualified laboratory to perform the asbestos analysis.
What are the health risks of asbestos exposure?
Asbestos poses health risks when fibers are present in the air that people breathe. The aging process has caused many asbestos applications to flake and deteriorate, allowing the hazardous fibers to become airborne, at which point the asbestos is referred to as ‘friable.’ In addition to aging, fibers can be released from asbestos-containing products which have been damaged by water, improper maintenance or removal.
Call Us Today to Discuss Your Asbestos Clean Up, Removal & Disposal Needs
Please call us at 204-632-4433 to learn more about our fast, reliable, and affordable abatement, clean up, removal and disposal services and how we can help you keep the occupants of your home, business, plant, or school healthy and safe. We are looking forward to working with you.