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Understanding Asbestos Hazards in British Columbia

Improve Indoor Air Quality in Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, and all nearby areas

Asbestos Hazard in Courtenay

Don’t take chances. Asbestos is a serious health hazard that should be assessed and removed by contractors with special training and equipment.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in many building products during much of the 20th century, including ceiling tiles and "popcorn" ceilings, resilient flooring, flooring adhesives, insulation, fireproofing fabrics and panels, and siding. In its friable (loose) state, invisible airborne fibers may be inhaled, eventually causing asbestosis, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, or mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal cavity.

Fortunately, most asbestos found in the home is not friable and the fibers are not easily dislodged. In addition, most people afflicted with asbestos-related diseases were occupationally exposed to it. Miners, factory workers and those who handle or remove asbestos (including painters and construction workers) are primary risk profiles.

Nevertheless, homeowners should take every precaution during any remodeling or home improvement where an asbestos-containing product must be removed or modified. Under no circumstances should it be sawn, sanded, drilled or scraped. The best course of action is to call a licensed and certified asbestos inspector if you suspect that asbestos is present in your home.

Island Basement Systems can help evaluate your home for ways to improve its efficiency and air quality. We will promptly address any issues we find, including the appropriate measures for asbestos removal.

We proudly offer our services in Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, and neighboring areas such as Campbell River, Duncan, Courtenay, Langford, Squamish, Esquimalt, Port Alberni, and more. Also check out our home energy audit to diagnose your home's energy problems. In most cases, improving a home's energy efficiency also improve the home's health and indoor air quality. 

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Island Basement Systems
Serving BC including the Greater Saanich area
Our British Columbia Service Area
Cities in Province of British Columbia
Ahousat
Alert Bay
Bamfield
Black Creek
Blind Channel
Blubber Bay
Bowen Island
Bowser
Brackendale
Brentwood Bay
Britannia Beach
Campbell River
Cassidy
Chemainus
Coal Harbour
Cobble Hill
Comox
Coombs
Courtenay
Cowichan Bay
Crofton
Cumberland
D'arcy
Dawsons Landing
Denman Island
Duncan
Egmont
Errington
Fanny Bay
Furry Creek
Gabriola
Galiano
Garden Bay
Garibaldi Highlands
Gibsons
Gillies Bay
Gold River
Halfmoon Bay
Heriot Bay
Holberg
Honeymoon Bay
Hornby Island
Jordan River
Kildonan
Kingcome Inlet
Koksilah
Kyuquot
Ladysmith
Lake Cowichan
Lantzville
Lasqueti
Lazo
Lions Bay
Lund
Madeira Park
Malahat
Mansons Landing
Mayne
Merville
Mesachie Lake
Mill Bay
Minstrel Island
Mount Currie
Nanaimo
Nanoose Bay
North Saanich
Parksville
Pemberton
Pender Island
Port Alberni
Port Alice
Port Hardy
Port Mcneill
Port Mellon
Port Renfrew
Powell River
Qualicum Beach
Quathiaski Cove
Quatsino
Refuge Cove
Roberts Creek
Royston
Saanichton
Salt Spring Island
Saturna
Sayward
Sechelt
Seton Portage
Shalalth
Shawnigan Lake
Shirley
Sidney
Simoom Sound
Sointula
Sooke
Squamish
Squirrel Cove
Stuart Island
Surge Narrows
Tahsis
Telegraph Cove
Thetis Island
Tofino
Ucluelet
Union Bay
Van Anda
Victoria
Westholme
Whaletown
Whistler
Winter Harbour
Woss
Youbou
Zeballos

Langford
Metchosin
Saanich
Vancouver Island

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