Did you know that any building built in the 1980s or before could have a potentially hazardous and dangerous material? These dangerous materials need to be removed before you start any construction or renovation project. Hazardous waste must be packaged and transported in accordance with strict procedures and guidelines to ensure a safe environment for those you love. It is also essential that the disposal of hazardous waste is coordinated and managed properly to ensure safe disposal. Jake’s Drywall specializes in hazardous waste removal services in Medicine Hat.
We ensure that waste from any location is properly documented, segregated, recycled and destroyed. We have a systematic framework that ensures that every customer’s waste is properly managed, regardless of its source. We remove the following hazardous materials:
You can’t tell by simply looking at a material whether it contains asbestos or not. There are more than 5,000 products that contain or have contained asbestos. Asbestos is used in building material in different forms:
Spray-applied flame retardant
Thermal system insulation
Vermiculite in attics
Asbestos fibres can enter the body through breathing. The fibres get trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat and some may even pass deep into the lungs or, if swallowed, into the digestive tract. And if they are trapped in the body, they can cause severe health concerns as the body cannot break them down or remove them. Asbestos fibres can cause:
At Jake’s Drywall, we use air scrubbers to suck and tarp the floating fibres into a HEPA filter. Asbestos waste is sent in double 6mil sealed bags that are cleaned and wiped down before going to the landfill for burial. We take the safety of our employees very seriously - our team wears PPE such as Tyvek coveralls, fit-tested respirators with P100 Filters, rubber gloves and safety glasses to remain safe.