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Asbestos & The Importance of Abatement

Calgary’s ASTRA Restorations knows the importance of asbestos awareness. Even a cursory inspection for asbestos in your home or commercial or industrial property can save you, your family, or your employees from life-threatening diseases.

WHAT IS ASBESTOS?

Asbestos is the name given to a group of natural mineral silicates composed of small fibres. Asbestos was once considered useful for its resistance to heat, fire, chemicals, and wear. It was also used as an effective binding medium in combination cement and plastic. Until the 1980s, asbestos was extremely common in building materials and household items.
Today, however, asbestos is primarily known for the health dangers it poses. Since the 1980s, when awareness of these dangers became known, asbestos use has been in decline. This is mostly because governments have increasingly legislated against its use.

Importation of asbestos is currently prohibited in Canada, where a complete ban of asbestos, including its use, importation, and exportation came into effect in 2018.

Nevertheless, asbestos-containing products and materials still contaminate tens of thousands of Canadian homes, leading to thousands of deaths. You may be surrounded by asbestos in your home or workplace. You may also be contacting them in the items you use every day.

Calgary’s ASTRA Restorations stresses the importance of asbestos awareness—identifying asbestos in your home or workplace can save your life.

Remember, asbestos should never be handled by an untrained individual. Handling asbestos releases asbestos fibres into the air. These are much more dangerous once they are mobilized. Only a highly trained individual, like those at Calgary’s ASTRA Restorations should remove asbestos.

If you suspect asbestos in your home, contact ASTRA Restorations for asbestos assessment.


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
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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
Client:

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
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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
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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
Client:

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
Client: