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Dangers of Asbestos

Calgary’s ASTRA Restorations understands the dangers asbestos poses to long-term health and stresses the importance of asbestos awareness.

If you suspect asbestos in your Calgary home or workplace, contact ASTRA Restorations. Do not handle the material yourself—disturbing it will put you, your family, or your employees at greater risk.

Asbestos causes long-term, often fatal, health problems, even long after exposure and particularly when inhaled. Sufferers of asbestos exposure don’t notice the inhalation of fibres and don’t feel effects until later.

Long, fine asbestos fibres pose an even greater risk. When asbestos material (i.e., tiles, insulation, and siding) is damaged or moved, fibres become airborne. Once airborne, these asbestos fibres are easily inhaled, often unnoticed.

When inhaled, sharp asbestos fibres penetrate the lungs and respiratory tract, causing long-term health problems and cancers. These illnesses include but are not limited to the following:

  • Asbestosis: Asbestosis is a hardening of lung tissues that makes breathing difficult. This disease is progressive and irreversible. It is caused by microscopic damage to lung tissues that forms scar tissue. This scar tissue cannot stretch the way normal lung tissue can and thus creates debilitating and fatal breathing problems.
  • Lung Cancer: Lung cancer is a serious and fatal form of cancer. Risk of this cancer is compounded in individuals who smoke and have been exposed to asbestos.
  • Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is rapid, fatal, and incurable cancer of the lung linings.

Calgary’s ASTRA Restorations has teams of specialized and certified technicians capable of effectively and efficiently removing asbestos from your home or workplace. We have the know-how and tools to make your Calgary property safe from asbestos.

909 Asbestos Abatement

909 5th Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Area: 10 Floors
Duration: 3 Weeks
Level: Moderate
Complete: 2022

Wyndham Crossing Abatement

4807 137 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Area: 30 Units + Common
Duration: 3 Months
Level: High
Complete: 2022

Ground-Pipe Abatement

8th Avenue & 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB

Area: 120 ft.
Duration: 1 week
Level: Moderate
Delivery Model: Fixed price
Year of Completion:     2018

Floor Mastic Abatement

550 6th AVE SW, Calgary, AB

Area: 21,000 Sq. Ft
Duration: 2 weeks
Delivery Model: Fixed price
Year of Completion:     2017
Risk Level: Low-Mid

Storm Drain Abatement

1015 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB

Area: Parkade
Duration: 1 week
Delivery Model: Fixed price
Year of Completion:     2016
Risk Level: Moderate

Ramsay Stucco Abatement

1051 8th Street SE, Calgary, AB

Area: 28 Townhouses
Duration: 4 weeks
Delivery Model: Fixed price
Level: Moderate
Year of Completion:     2018
Number of Bags: 1550

EMCO Restoration

5460 76 AVE SE, Calgary, AB

Area: 650,000 sq. ft.
Flood category: 2
Flood class: 3
Response Time: 45 min.
Year of Completion:     2017

Fortress Restoration

13226 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB

Area: 10,500 sq. ft.
Category: 2
Class: 3
Response Time: 55 min.
Year of Completion :     2017