With an increasing focus on workplace safety, we have expanded our team to include several abatement professionals. Our expertise and trained staff can safely address hazardous materials at your property with minimal disruption.
Remdal can assist you with:
Strata councils, property managers, renovators, and building owners, can trust Remdal’s trained crews to safely and professionally take care of your hazardous materials abatement projects.
If you are the owner of a commercial or apartment building, an asbestos survey report must be included in any renovation or major building work done on your property.
Asbestos was widely used by builders to increase the fire resistance of commercial buildings and prolong the life of roofs, walls and floors. Many asbestos materials will not show any signs that they contain asbestos – meaning that it’s not visible to the naked eye or detectable with a touch test.
Asbestos is treated as a hazardous material and can pose a risk of inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibres that may cause diseases such as asbestosis or lung cancer.
Remdal offers professional asbestos abatement and asbestos removal services for commercial buildings and managed properties that are efficient without sacrificing your safety and the safety of your tenants.
Remdal offers professional asbestos abatement and asbestos removal services for residential properties that are efficient without sacrificing your safety. We can work with you directly, or coordinate with your renovation contractor to safely accomplish your asbestos abatement needs.
Do you own or manage a building that was built before 1978? Do you suspect it may contain lead-based paint?
If so, working with a lead abatement company is crucial to ensure lead removal safety by taking measures such as containing lead dust and following lead paint abatement work rules.
Understanding lead hazards and lead removal health risks are important to lead abatement contractors and building owners.
Lead removal safety and lead paint abatement procedures must be followed to protect property managers, painters and lead dust inspectors.
Remdal lead abatement services are available for residential properties, renovations, commercial buildings, strata, and rental buildings in the Greater Vancouver area.
Remdal’s expanded hazardous materials abatement services include:
In British Columbia, 1990 is a significant year. Any building built before then will need to have a Hazardous Material report for any areas that may be disturbed during renovation or demolition.
There are various steps that need to be taken when you have an older building on which an asbestos or lead abatement is required. These steps begin with a hazardous materials survey report to provide asbestos and/or lead testing. Based on the report results, the work can range from targeted removal to complete asbestos or lead abatement.
There are many common areas where hazardous materials might be found. Residential, commercial rental properties like apartment buildings, strata properties (condominiums) and workplaces all have building materials which can be potential sources of asbestos or lead exposure.
Common asbestos-containing building materials include – insulation board, asbestos containing caulking & sealants, attic insulation (vermiculite), drywall compounds & tape, vinyl asbestos floor tiles, asbestos pipe insulation, and stucco & cement-based asbestos siding.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which was used widely in building construction for almost a century. It is a known carcinogen and exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health issues such as mesothelioma cancer and non-malignant asbestos disease.
The asbestos-containing materials most likely to cause problems are asbestos insulation board, asbestos cement products & asbestos pipe lagging.
Common lead-containing building materials include – lead paint and lead pipes.
Lead, a heavy metal that is toxic to the body, was used widely in both of these applications because it is inexpensive and easy to work with. Unfortunately lead is also poisonous and lead-containing building materials can cause lead poisoning if it is disturbed or deteriorates over time.
Lead dust created by sanding or heavy scraping of lead-based paints is also dangerous to breathe into the lungs.
Sanding, scraping, and removal of lead-based paints should always be done by an approved contractor with proper training and controls, documented with WorksafeBC, and able to provide a safe worksite for employees and customers, such as Remdal.
In the past, asbestos was often mixed with cement as part of asbestos products. Therefore, if you are doing remodeling in a commercial or apartment building, asbestos abatement may be required during renovations or other building improvement projects such as:
Asbestos abatement is required in many situations with older buildings, including asbestos removal from homes (those built prior to 1990) during renovations or other home improvement projects such as:
This beautiful apartment building overlooking English Bay in Vancouver’s eclectic West End needed an exterior refresh. The ownership group invested in a historical restoration project that included exterior painting, concrete repair, and lead paint abatement precautions. The Remdal team worked closely with ownership and their building engineer to ensure the safety of everyone involved, and provide owners peace of mind about their building for many years to come.
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Built in the early 1900s, Strathmore Lodge is one of the oldest apartment buildings in Vancouver’s historic & eclectic West End. Ownership invested in a heritage restoration project that included exterior painting, concrete repair, metal replacement, lead paint abatement precautions, and window sealant replacement. The ‘before’ pictures show many areas where the weight of previous paint layers was causing peeling and bubbling. The Remdal team worked closely with ownership and building management to renew the exterior coatings on this beautiful, old building with fantastic results.
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Staff were always very friendly and helpful. Very accommodating and flexible. Kevin and crew were fantastic. Justin was fantastic. Remdal did a great job! March 2023
The crew has been all smiles, accommodating, polite, friendly, and clearly communicative. The crew was very conscious of locking doors, leaving everything tidy and tucked away. Communication with Kaveh, Staven, Jeff, Nima, and the whole crew has been FANTASTIC! The guys have been great to deal with and it is much appreciated. December 2022
The Remdal employees were a pleasure to deal with & adhered to all our stringent safety policies. As the work was on all Canada line stations, it was essential that the site was clean, tidy & safe for public to enter. Very professional in all aspects. I would certainly recommend Remdal to any client & retain their services for any future projects. January 2023
From the beginning the Remdal Crew were polite, clean, efficient, and professional. Great team! We had bi-weekly meetings and any questions that arose outside of those meetings were answered promptly. Great job! The building looks so much better, and your flexibility to look at issues outside of scope, was appreciated. The Remdal Team worked hard to complete the job on time. As you know we had options when it came to awarding the project. Remdal was our clear first choice once we read through their proposal. December 2022