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 two of the exposures with the final phase to be completed in 2022.
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"The crew were very courteous and friendly at all times and were willing to please. The project manager was great to work with and very attentive to my many questions. He was very patient with me. The strata council and owners were extremely pleased with how this project was executed. The building looks new again and I cannot thank your team enough." June 2021
"The Foreman was very good at communicating with me. He worked with me and the layout of the property to ensure the best painting plan to avoid inconveniencing the residents as much as possible. It was a pleasant experience working with him. Communication was easy. The project manager was very responsive & professional. He went over and above for customer service and care." June 2021
"I wanted to express our satisfaction on behalf of the council and residents. This experience was a delight from the very beginning, we were immediately impressed with the attention to detail, the professional manner and the desire to please us with the project. Jason J, and Nestor & Fito’s crew were exceptional, all work was done with extreme care and attention to detail and everyday we were met with SMILES! Our residents are still commenting on the great paint job. This crew are not only painters, they are true artists, working diligently with an amazing work ethic. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have Nestor and his crew at Copper Sky East for our painting project, we will highly recommend them! " March 2020
“Remdal completed the work on our condo building on time and in budget. They were very organized, professional and thorough. All the workers were friendly and easy to deal with. They took all our additional requests in their stride and let us know quickly when there was a problem. I would highly recommend them and would use their services again in the future!” February 2017