Professional Asbestos Abatement Services in Dartmouth NS

Your Health and Safety, Our Priority

At Cross Brothers Demolition & More, we provide asbestos abatement in Dartmouth. Our certified team ensures that your home or business is free from hazardous asbestos, making it a safer place for everyone.

Introduction

Did you know that asbestos exposure can lead to serious health issues, including lung cancer and mesothelioma? At Cross Brothers Demolition & More, we specialize in professional asbestos abatement services to ensure your home or business is safe and asbestos-free. Our certified team is dedicated to providing thorough and efficient asbestos removal, save your health and complying with all regulatory standards.
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What our clients say

Ruth Stewart

    

Working with Cross Brothers was an excellent experience start to finish. The team was friendly, professional, and communicative. The job was completed quickly and the quality of work was awesome. The customer experience was outstanding for a very competitive price. I absolutely recommend their services to others.

Allan Offman

    

Have had the Cross Brothers work on a couple of projects and must say they were very professional and worked hard through the day and got the jobs done. Their employees were great and got the job done. Defiantly would recommend them.

Flynn Talisker

    

Have used the Cross brothers several times now. Always easy to get along with and they show up when agreed upon. Never any surprises. Highly recommend it.

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Have questions about our asbestos abatement services or need a consultation? Reach out to us! Our friendly and professional team at Cross Brothers Demolition & More is ready to assist you.

Serving At

Halifax, NS, Canada

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info@crossdemolition.ca

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Our Asbestos Removal Process

We offer professional asbestos removal services designed to protect your health and ensure safety of your environment, with a team of certified professionals, we handle challenges in residential and commercial properties. Here is our process.

Initial Consultation

Our process begins with a consultation where we discuss your concerns and assess the scope of the asbestos problem. We’ll answer any questions and explain our approach.

Abatement Plan

Based on the inspection results, we develop a detailed abatement plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan outlines the methods we will use to safely remove asbestos and includes a timeline and cost estimate.

Preparation

Before removal begins, we prepare the area to ensure safety. This includes sealing off the work area to prevent asbestos fibres from spreading and setting up negative air pressure systems to contain airborne particles.

Asbestos Removal

Our certified professionals, equipped with state-of-the-art protective gear, carry out the asbestos removal process. We follow strict protocols to safely remove and securely package the asbestos material, minimising the risk of fibre release.

Decontamination and Clean-Up

After the removal is complete, we conduct a comprehensive decontamination of the work area. Using HEPA vacuums and specialised cleaning techniques, we ensure the complete removal of any residual asbestos particles, leaving the area safe for reentry.

Air Monitoring and Final Inspection

Continuous air monitoring is conducted throughout the removal process to maintain safe air quality levels. A final inspection is performed to ensure that all asbestos has been effectively removed and that the environment is safe for occupancy.

Why Choose Cross Brothers for Asbestos Removal in Dartmouth?

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Professional Approach to Asbestos Abatement

At Cross Brothers Demolition & More, we handle asbestos abatement with a high level of professionalism. Our certified team stays current with industry standards and techniques, ensuring each project is executed with care and precision.

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Safety First

Your safety is our top priority. We follow all local, state, and federal safety regulations to the letter. Using advanced equipment and strict safety protocols, we aim to protect you and our team throughout the entire asbestos abatement and removal process.

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Customer Satisfaction

We value clear, transparent communication from start to finish. Our goal is to meet your needs and exceed your expectations, providing reliable service and ongoing support to ensure you’re fully satisfied with our work.

Benefits to Hire Asbestos Removal Contractors

Maybe you are wondering why I need to hire professionals to remove asbestos? I can do it by myself. Yes you are right you can do it by yourself and take all the risks and headache on yourself it is better to hire professional specialists that are qualified, professionals and removed asbestos before. Here are top 3 benefits to hire contractors.

1.Safety Standards: If you are removing asbestos by yourself you need to remember about health risks that it causes if you are doing it unpropere way, don’t follow safety protocols, and don’t use equipment. Professionals adhere to rigorous safety protocols, using advanced equipment to protect our team from health risks.        

2.Regulatory Compliance: Navigating the maze of asbestos removal regulations is complex and varies by jurisdiction. Asbestos removal contractors knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. It saves you time, you have less headache, and you know for 100% that everything will be done legally and safely.

3.Peace of Mind: Tackling asbestos removal on your own might seem like a cost-effective solution at first. However, the stress, potential health risks, and the hard task of ensuring every step meets the stringent safety standards can be overwhelming. By choosing asbestos removal contractors, you eliminate these worries.

Health Risks

Asbestos is notorious for its silent and lethal dangers. Exposure to asbestos can lead to severe health issues. Hence, understanding the dangers and engaging an asbestos expert is crucial for your safety.

Asbestosis

This is a serious lung condition that comes about from breathing in asbestos fibres, leading to scarring in your lungs. It can make you feel short of breath, give you a persistent cough, and in the worst cases, lead to heart failure. It’s the kind of condition that gets worse over time and can really mess with your lung function.

Lung Cancer

Asbestos ups the ante on your risk for lung cancer, big time. If you smoke too, then the risk is even higher. This risk goes up the more you’re exposed to asbestos fibres. Symptoms might include coughing, chest pain, losing weight without trying, and having trouble breathing.

Mesothelioma

This is a rare kind of cancer that hits the lining of your lungs (most common), abdomen, or even other organs, and it’s strongly linked to asbestos exposure. The symptoms can vary based on the cancer’s location but often include chest or abdominal pain and difficulty breathing, among others. It’s a stealthy adversary, making awareness and early detection crucial.

We Recommend to Make Asbestos Testing

If you have any suspicion or concern that asbestos might be present in your property, we strongly recommend seeking asbestos testing.

FAQ

Understanding asbestos and its implications can be crucial. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about asbestos and our removal process to give you a more profound insight into its dangers and our services.

Would a house built in 1976 have asbestos?

Yes, a house built in 1976 could very likely contain asbestos. During that period, asbestos was commonly used in various building materials such as insulation, floor tiles, ceiling tiles, and drywall compounds. If your home was constructed in 1976, it’s advisable to have it inspected for asbestos, especially before undertaking any renovations or demolitions to avoid disturbing asbestos fibres, which pose health risks when airborne​ (Canada.ca)​​

When did they stop using asbestos in Canada?

The use of asbestos in construction materials in Canada began to decline in the late 1970s, but it was not fully banned until much later. Specifically, the Canadian government started imposing restrictions and bans on asbestos-containing materials in the 1980s. The final comprehensive ban on asbestos, including its import, sale, and use, came into effect on December 30, 2018​ (CCOHS)

When was asbestos used in homes?

Asbestos was widely used in Canadian homes from the 1920s until the late 1980s. It was popular due to its durability, fire resistance, and insulating properties. You can find asbestos in many materials, including insulation, roofing shingles, floor and ceiling tiles, and cement products used during this time. Homes built or renovated before 1990 are particularly likely to contain asbestos​​​ (Canada.ca)​.

How much asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma?

There is no safe level of asbestos exposure when it comes to mesothelioma risk. Even a small amount of exposure can potentially lead to mesothelioma, although the disease often develops after prolonged and repeated exposure to asbestos fibres. The risk increases with the amount and duration of exposure. Symptoms may not appear until decades after the initial exposure​ (CCOHS)​​ (Canada.ca)​.

How do you know if you have asbestos?

To determine if your home has asbestos, you should have suspected materials tested by a professional. Asbestos cannot be identified by sight alone, as it is often mixed with other materials. Common locations for asbestos in homes include insulation, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, and pipe insulation. If you suspect asbestos, avoid disturbing the material and contact a certified asbestos removal specialist for testing and, if necessary, safe removal​ (Canada.ca)​​ (Cross Brothers Demolition & More)​.

What are the first signs of asbestos exposure?

The first signs of asbestos exposure can be subtle and often resemble other respiratory conditions. Early symptoms may include:

  • Persistent dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Crackling sound when breathing

These symptoms can take years or even decades to appear after exposure. Chronic exposure can lead to serious conditions like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos and exhibit any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor immediately​ (Canada.ca)​​ (Cross Brothers Demolition & More)​.

What should I look for when choosing an asbestos removal company?
  • Experience: Choose a company with a solid track record.
  • Certifications: Ensure they are certified and licensed.
  • Safety Protocols: They should follow strict safety measures.
  • References: Check reviews and ask for references.
  • Waste Disposal: Confirm they follow proper disposal procedures
Why is it important to hire a certified asbestos abatement professional?
  • Health and Safety: They prevent asbestos fiber release.
  • Regulatory Compliance: They follow all legal regulations.
  • Proper Equipment: They use specialized tools.
  • Expertise: Certified training ensures safe handling.
  • Peace of Mind: Ensures the job is done correctly​.

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