Renovating can be an overwhelming task, especially when it comes to working with an older structure. Buildings constructed before 1990 are often built with materials that may contain asbestos and other hazardous materials. Asbestos can be present in a number of different building materials, such as, drywall, flooring, vinyl decking, stucco, plaster, insulation and more. These potentially hazardous materials will require special treatment when it comes to demolition & disposal.
Materials at risk of containing asbestos require lab testing before removal and must result in 0% asbestos in order to qualify for standard disposal by Atlas Junk. In the event that the renovation material does contain traces of asbestos, a certified remediation company will be required to handle the disposal. Island EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) can provide a list of certified Hazmat companies upon request.
Island EHS is one of the top professional testing companies we recommend in Victoria. Island EHS offers on-site testing prior to demolition/renovation, as well as in house testing for clients to drop off material samples for analysis.