Glass House Environmental Services
Hazardous Material Inspection
With the renovation and demolition of structures and buildings, especially older structures, comes the need to deal with hazardous materials. Through a building survey conducted by Glass House Environmental, the client will know the types, extent, and condition of hazardous materials present. The safe abatement of all expected and concealed hazardous materials will need to conform to various Federal regulations. We are certified to handle or remove hazardous materials, such as asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), lead, mercury, heavymetal, toxins, and flamable or explosive material.
Asbestos removal services include identifying potential hazards, disposing substances and materials, and repairing what was damaged. Remember, asbestos fibers are too small to see just by staring at a surface. It is extremely important that a qualified expert be consulted when removing asbestos from buildings. GLASS HOUSE Environmental has the expert team you need for asbestos removal services.
Site Inspection and Clearance Letters
GLASS HOUSE Environmental can provide the following inspections:
The inspection checks that the hired contractor has submitted the appropriate notices, retained the required permits, provided proper certifications and documents, written adequate site specific work procedures, established proper work area containment and worker decontamination facility, assigned appropriate respiratory protection, operating equipment, and worker training to ensure a safe working environment to both workers and occupants.
An inspection is conducted to determine the condition of the asbestos-containing material that may have been disturbed; its potential exposure and health risk; and provides recommendation on the type of remedial options.
The daily inspection checks if work is being conducted as per site specific work procedures and in accordance to safe work practices established by WorkSafeBC. In addition, the integrity of the work enclosure or containment, and the cleanliness of the site.
The clearance inspection verifies that all identified asbestos-containing materials specified in the scope of work for abatement have been removed, cleaned, or is completed.
We provide insulation removal and the replacement of old and improper insulation. We also specialize in the safe and effective insulation removal of asbestos insulation within attic spaces. Our certified environmental technicians remove the improper insulation with environmentally safe methods and replace it with effective heat regulating insulation such as batt or loose fill insulation.
Asbestos insulation is commonly found in residences developed prior to the 1980’s. This hazardous form of insulation can be found in homes, complexes, schools, offices, attics, basements, and siding. Asbestos insulation is a dangerous health hazard. Our environmental specialists are highly qualified and trained in the safe removal of this form of insulation
Mould remediation is needed when water damage is present, especially if dampness has been undiscovered or unaddressed for long periods of time. Care must be taken in removing mould contaminated materials during demolition. If improperly removed, it will cause toxic spores to become airborne and make the surrounding air unsafe to breathe. At GLASS HOUSE Environmental, our professionals are trained in the safe remediation of mould environments. We identify the mould, isolate the area and eliminate it. Finally, we clean-up and safely dispose of infested materials.
Demolition by Hand or Machine
Once inspections have been approved the completion of hazardous materials, property renovations or rebuild may need to take place. Our house demolition services are for homeowners who have property that are being refurbished or are damaged.
WorkSafeBC recommends that asbestos air monitoring should be performed whenever ACM is being removed, to ensure that control measures are effective when working on or removing asbestos containing materials.
The four different types of asbestos air monitoring and testing include:
1. Pre-Abatement Sampling (Background)
2. Worker Exposure Sampling (Occupational)
3. Daily Abatement Sampling (Ambient)
4. Clearance Sampling