RGR Abatements in Calgary, AB specializes in low cost asbestos removal and asbestos testing, vermiculite insulation, mold abatement, & full restoration of flood damaged properties.

    Call 403-681-3697


    RGR Abatements in Calgary, AB specializes in low cost asbestos removal and asbestos testing, vermiculite insulation, mold abatement, & full restoration of flood damaged properties.

    Call 403-681-3697



Low Cost Asbestos Removal Company in  Calgary

We are your Calgary asbestos removal team. We can provide asbestos inspections, asbestos testing services, disposal, and asbestos abatement services for any project in addition to full restoration of flood damaged properties, hoarding type projects, and new home and renovation construction. Please do not hesitate to contact us for asbestos abatement today at 403-681-3697!

Asbestos Removal Process

Our methods are fully insured (5 million with contractors pollution liability), Government of Alberta bonded, home warranty protected, and BBB approved! With asbestos fibres material used in building industry products from the 1930s to the late 1980s, often as a fire retardant, it is commonly found in drywall compound, lath/plaster walls, duct wrap insulation, floor tiles, attic insulation, linoleum flooring, ceiling stipple, exterior stucco and various other products. Asbestos should never be disturbed or removed without the proper knowledge, PPE and training. Asbestos fibres can get airborne, becoming extremely hazardous to human lungs, increasing the risk of cancer and in many cases even death. Asbestos air samples and testing should be done.

Asbestos abatement is carried out with the goal of safely handling the material in order to perform repairs or removal using proper equipment. It requires releasing the asbestos fibres and using specialized vacuums to suck them in after the proper seals and precautions are taken so that the fibres do not contaminate any other area or get inhaled by anyone at the site.

What The Process Looks Like:

  • The property is inspected and air quality samples are taken using proper equipment
  • Samples are studied to determine the extent of the issue and presence of airborne particles
  • Establishing and demarcating the relevant area and requirements
  • Sealing off any openings to prevent asbestos fibres from escaping the work area
  • Combine the use of wet wipes and HEPA filters to prevent airborne asbestos fibres
  • Collect the waste materials while wet and seal them in specialized air-tight containers
  • Perform extra cleanup with HEPA vacuum in accordance with standards
  • Ensuring air monitoring is done and workers adhere to PPE to avoid health problems

Though there aren’t that many steps, what matters more are the precautions involved. It will also require a decent amount of time so don’t expect quick results. See the Alberta asbestos abatement manual.


Understanding Asbestos Construction Materials

Asbestos was once a common fixture of construction building materials. Prior to the 1980’s, it was incorporated into a lot of different structures, chief among them homes and schools. Since then, we don’t see it as much though it’s not outright banned either. This reduction is the direct result of increased awareness of the dangers of asbestos. As a result, asbestos abatement has become a fairly regular procedure among those who can afford it. Abatement in is essentially the removal or repair of material that contains asbestos. It is often required by large buildings scheduled for demolition to ensure the fibres are not released into the air once it is torn down. Asbestos abatement is also done in a residential capacity. Defining costs overall, it can be fairly expensive to begin the process. The reason being, you need to pay for almost every step in the process. As a residential client, you need to account for costs.


Some familiar places asbestos fibres could be found include:

  • Roofing materials
  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Floor tiles
  • Drywall joint compound
  • Thermal insulation
  • Drywall and plaster
  • Building materials
  • Older homes’ renovation dust
  • Environment ceiling tiles
  • During excavation services
  • Old insulated pipes

Types of Materials Containing Asbestos

As mentioned above, building materials containing asbestos contain one of six different minerals:

  • Chrysotile
  • Amosite
  • Actinolite
  • Tremolite
  • Crocidolite
  • Anthophyllite

These six minerals are separated into two groups for practical purposes. Serpentine asbestos is sheets or layered materials. Only the chrysotile fibre belong to this group, but this type of asbestos is most common in the United States with building materials construction projects. Serpentine type asbestos can be found in plaster, drywall, rubber gaskets, fireproof clothing and material, countertops, piping, and caulk.

RGR Abatements also does asbestos consulting, give us a call to discuss your needs. 


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