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Curran Environmental Services, Inc. has over 15 years experience working with: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Hospital, Educational and Governmental clients. We specialize in interior and selective demolition services that include partial, phased and complete demolition. We rely on our skilled workforce, tools and equipment to perform a wide range of demolition and reconstruction duties.

Our activities include manual selective demolition, building separations, floor covering and adhesive removal, concrete breaking and saw-cutting. We have “gutted out” warehouses, office buildings, malls, factories, hospitals and schools; removing things as diverse as: boilers, piping, tanks and presses. These jobs often require the use of our own bob-cats, man-lifts, and roll-off containers and trucks for the hauling and disposal of construction debris before reconstruction can take place.

We believe that the safety and health of our clients, their properties, and their tenants is the most important priority we face. We have become the premier asbestos removal contractor in the North Bay by offering this attitude along with excellent customer service, responsiveness, and competitive pricing. Please contact us today.

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Residential Environmental Services

If your home was built prior to 2000, you should be aware that there may be asbestos materials within the materials used for its construction. In most cases the materials won’t pose a health risk, unless they are disturbed. Remodeling is the most common way that asbestos becomes a health problem. If you have doubts about the materials within your home, it is best to call us and arrange an inspection of the materials.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency:

Generally, you can't tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, unless it is labeled. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos and leave it alone. You may want to have your home inspected for asbestos-containing materials by a trained and accredited asbestos professional if:

  • You are planning to remodel your home (remodeling can disturb building materials)
  • Your home has damaged building materials (like crumbling drywall and insulation that is falling apart)

A trained and accredited asbestos professional should take samples for analysis, since a professional knows what to look for, and because there may be an increased health risk if fibers are released. In fact, if done incorrectly, sampling can be more hazardous than leaving the material alone. Taking samples yourself, is not recommended.

If building materials in your home aren’t damaged and won’t be disturbed, you do not need to have your home tested for asbestos. Material that is in good condition and will not be disturbed (by remodeling, for example) should be left alone.

What will happen if materials are found:

If the asbestos-containing material is more than slightly damaged or could be disturbed, there are two types of actions that can be taken by a trained and accredited asbestos professional:

Repair and removal

Repair usually involves either sealing or covering asbestos material. With any type of repair, the asbestos remains in place.

  • Sealing (encapsulation) involves treating the material with a sealant that either binds the asbestos fibers together or coats the material so fibers are not released. Pipe, furnace and boiler insulation can sometimes be repaired this way. This should be done only by a professional trained to handle asbestos safely.
  • Covering (enclosure) involves placing something over or around the material that contains asbestos to prevent release of fibers. Exposed insulated piping may be covered with a protective wrap or jacket.

Removal may be required when remodeling or making major changes to your home will disturb asbestos-containing material. Also, removal may be called for if asbestos-containing material is damaged extensively and cannot be otherwise repaired. Removal is complex and must be done only by a trained and accredited asbestos professional. Improper removal may actually increase your and your family’s exposure to asbestos fibers.

Curran Environmental Services can help you to determine whether asbestos is present in your home and whether or not there is a need for taking action. We look forward to helping you keep your home a safe environment for you, your family and guests. Contact us today to learn more.

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