About RK Asbestos Removal
RK Asbestos Removal is based in the BC Interior, but covers areas including, Penticton, the Kootenays, the Okanagan, and Kelowna. We perform asbestos removal for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, safely and cost-effectively. RK Asbestos Removal wants to make your home or office a safer place to live and work.
RK Asbestos Removal strives to be the premier BC Interior asbestos removal and abatement company. We treat our employees and clients with equal respect and always to work with efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness in mind.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral. It becomes dangerous when it is disturbed and becomes airborne.
Asbestos has seven subtypes:
- Serpentine - Usually referred to as white asbestos, the most common type in manufacturing.
- Amphiobole - Shorter-fiber asbestos, which has the following subcategories:
- Crocidolite (blue asbestos)
- Amosite (brown asbestos)
Asbestos has several enviable properties including heat resistance and chemical resistance. This is why it was used in building materials for so many years. There is evidence of the use of asbestos from the Stone Age or 750,000 years ago.
However, now we know that asbestos is also deadly, so, it’s often necessary to remove it from older buildings, such as anything constructed before 1990.
Do I need to remove asbestos from my property?
It’s only necessary to remove it when you are going to disturb it, like during a renovation. And not every renovation requires its removal. Asbestos needs to be removed if there is the chance that it will become airborne.
That year, 1990, is an arbitrary choice. Asbestos manufacturing became outlawed in Canada in 1979, although some asbestos-containing materials were still being used throughout the 1980’s.
If you are doing construction inside an older building, there is a good chance you will run into asbestos.
Please feel free to contact us at RK Asbestos Removal. We are your BC Interior premier asbestos removal, abatement, and remediation professionals, and we’re ready to remove your dangerous asbestos materials. We operate from Penticton to Kelowna and throughout the Okanagan.