Monthly Archives: April 2017

New Asbestos Rules in BC – Renovating and what you need to know?

With the Canadian government expected to introduce a total ban on asbestos (and asbestos containing products) by 2018, the task of removing the carcinogenic risk from Canadian homes, schools and office buildings has begun. “Oh yeah. It’s not going to happen overnight, but it’s a step in the right direction,” confirms Joe Lannoo from Lan-Mar […]

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Ten Simple Steps to Complying with Asbestos Abatement

Many homes built up until 1990 used products containing asbestos. Before you begin renovations or start demolishing an older home, follow these guidelines below to ensure the safe detection and removal of asbestos. 1 A pre-1990 house/building is to be demolished or renovated. 2 The building owner (or owner’s representative) or the employer (e.g., builder, […]

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