What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is known for its heat resistance, strength, and affordability. As a result, it became prevalent in construction and was widely used for years. Over time, research has shown that asbestos might be dangerous and can cause many illnesses. It was banned from being manufactured or used. However, there are still older buildings that might contain it.
Microscopic asbestos fibres cannot be seen, smelled or tasted. Unless it is clearly marked as asbestos, the only way to detect asbestos in an unmarked material is to send a sample to a lab for testing or hire an accredited asbestos inspector.
The Dangers of Asbestos
If you breathe asbestos fibres, you may increase the risk of several serious diseases, including asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Asbestos may be found in:
- Cement and plaster
- Building insulation
- House siding
- Floor and ceiling tiles
- Car and truck brake pads
- Furnaces and heating systems
Prior to completing any renovations or repairs, allow our trained professionals to asses the materials so you are properly informed with what you are working with and how to properly remove it.
Asbestos Removal and our process
Whether you want to renovate, reconstruct or demolish your building, it is always a good idea to check it out for asbestos presence first. Only professionals with special certification would be able to help you detect and get rid of even the slightest traces of asbestos in your house. When you choose Pillar Restoration, we will conduct home inspections, take samples of suspected material, assess its condition, and advise about the next steps to complete the abatement.
When choosing Pillar Restoration, you can be sure that we will assist you through every step of the project, answering any questions and meeting your needs and deadlines. Finally, our abatement team will safely remove asbestos in your building. We will use certain precautions like negative air systems and special vacuums to prevent air contamination. After we complete our work, we will leave your residence clean and safe to reenter.
See what our clients are saying
I had water coming into my basement and had company after company investigating without finding the root cause. Finally I was connected with this company and immediately felt like someone actually cared about my house. They were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and took my concerns to heart. I really enjoyed working with them and had complete trust that they would take care of my house (and of course they did). They were always quick to answer my questions and make my situation a priority. They went above and beyond multiple times for my house and I could not recommend this company enough. I am so grateful for the time they spent repairing the issues. You will not regret working with Hany and his team 🙂
Overall the work they did was fantastic. Every time I go downstairs I am in awe. Bathroom looks great also. They even went to the trouble of matching the original paint colour, to perfection! Lastly, they became like family to me and I was sad to see them go, yesterday after they did several finishing touch's. They did nothing but give pride to the Pillar Restoration name.
I’d give a 100 star rating. I know, think it’s five? 💥💥💥💥💥 Not hard to enjoy their company. They all seemed to have special skill sets, but jumped into help the others when needed.Their “team “ work was obvious. Like I said they were like family, big brothers! I have some cards and will most definitely hand out!!
My house had a flood starting from my upstairs bathroom and had travelled down into the basement, right away I knew to call these guys because of recommendations I had been given and thank goodness I did. They moved quick, knew exactly what to do and started working right away. I’m happy that my house is finished just in time for the Christmas season and I couldn’t thank you guys enough!!
A great crew of guys on the job, their work was clean and professional. All'round happy with the quality and timeline of the large job at hand completed, and certainly pleased to have our home back with the help of Pillar restorations.
I’m very impressed with the response time after our flood in our basement. Hanye & Mathew were very professional and handled everything from the emergency work complete repairs in a timely professional manner. I would recommend this company to anyone that has a flood.
I called Pillar Restoration for a flood in my kitchen. I had water everywhere. They showed up with 30 min of my call! Removed water and treated my flooring. Saved me from replacing flooring on the whole first floor!!