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UH OH! IS THAT ASBESTOS?

UH OH! IS THAT ASBESTOS? See the full asbestos abatement contractor checklist from WorkSafeBC Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that was used in many building products. It is commonly found in sheet vinyl flooring, vinyl floor tile, cement siding (transite board), perimeter... READ MORE

WHAT ARE BIOHAZARDS?

WHAT ARE BIOHAZARDS? Click here for your HazMat checklist. Biohazard refers to any biological materials that pose a threat to the health of living organisms. HazForce is qualified to carefully remove potentially infectious materials from your site and dispose of the waste to a licensed... READ MORE

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DEMOLITION

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DEMOLITION Check out what demolition contractors need to know by WorkSafeBC. Pre-Demolition surveys are more destructive than a typical HazMat survey allowing for a more comprehensive report of all hazardous materials for any given structure and site. What is commonly found when... READ MORE

POTENTIAL RISKS OF HOARDING

POTENTIAL RISKS OF HOARDING How does hoarding create a hazardous environment? Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. The behavior usually has deleterious effects emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal for a... READ MORE

FOUND LEAD? KNOW THIS

FOUND LEAD? KNOW THIS Learn where to find lead in your building. Lead is a naturally occurring, greyish hazardous metal that was used in consumer and industrial products. It can be found in buildings constructed prior to 1980. It was used in the paints, decorative glass, roof sheeting, and... READ MORE

WHAT IS MOULD & WHERE TO FIND IT?

WHAT IS MOULD & WHERE TO FIND IT? Learn the truths about mould in your home. Mould (mold) is everywhere. It only needs water and a food source such as cardboard or wood to grow. As it develops it releases spores harmful to your health. It can be found in: attics & crawl spaces. bathrooms and... READ MORE