Professional Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam is a service in demand as many older homes are being renovated or torn down. Many of these home will have some form of asbestos in the house. There is a real need to identify the presence of asbestos and keep families and workers safe.
In The following video Ken talks about a house in Port Coquitlam that had both mold and asbestos present. Ken was asked to remediate the site to make it safe for the workers and the home owner.
Ken Bradshaw has over 20 years experience in restoration and renovation of both commercial and home renovations. It is not unusual for asbestos or mold to be found on site as a house is identified as having asbestos in some of the materials.
Ken is Certified in the following:
- A Certified member of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
- A member of the Carpet Cleaners Institute of North America
- A member of The World Floor Covering Association and he holds a WRT Certification
Because Ken has many years of experience and is qualified to remediate situations such as Asbestos, Mold, and anything related to water damage. Total Home Service is in demand to make sure finished home renovations are safe and healthy places to live in.
Asbestos Removal Port Coquitlam
Ken Bradshaw has over 20 years experience in restoration and renovation of both commercial and home renovations. Ken can be found in most areas of the city and the most recent Asbestos removal was in Port Coquitlam.
“Homes built prior to 1990 can contain an invisible hazard: asbestos. This video walks you through an older home, identifying the most common places asbestos is found and highlighting the importance of proper testing and removal.”
What is asbestos?
“Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was a popular building material from the 1950s to 1990s. It was used extensively because it is an insulator, has good fire protection properties, has tensile strength, and is resistant to chemical erosion.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to know if you’re working with asbestos because it is often mixed with other materials. However, if you work in a building built before 1990, it’s likely that at least some parts of the building will contain asbestos.”
Credit: Work Safe BC
Can You Identify Asbestos in the Home
You will be unable to identify materials containing asbestos in the house by only looking at it. In rare cases the materials will have a label identifying asbestos in the material so you have to conduct an ocular inspection. In order to truly find out if there is asbestos present in the house, you will need the help of a qualified professional. The first thing the profession will do is take samples of the material, have it analized to determine if it is positive for asbestos fibers.
Even if there is asbestos in your house, it does not mean absolute that it is a current health risk. If asbestos containing material is disturbed, damaged or in bad condition is when you should think about or removing it from your house.
Some Areas In The Home Where Asbestos Might be Found:
Taping Compound in Drywall Tape
Asbestos in Cement Tiles
Asbestos in Cement Pipes
More information on Asbestos Removal can be found here
Service areas for Asbestos & Mold Removal include: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Delta, Vancouver, North Vancouer, Burnaby, New Westminster and most areas in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.
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House Painters Port Coquitlam are in demand as we move into the spring and summer months. Read on and find some important painting tips to get started on your home painting project. If you are calling for a FREE quote call us today at 604-523-2238.
You must surely understand that a new coat of paint can restore and revitalize any room in your home. Paint is known as a very affordable way to change the look of a room. The most interesting part about interior painting is that practically anyone can do it. You will just need patience, the right equipment and a bit of know-how.
Painting Supplies – House Painters Port Coquitlam
Your supply needs may vary depending upon the type of room that you are painting and the kind of paint that you are choosing, none the less here is here is a basic list to get you started:
After you have chosen a color, you will also have to pick a finish. The finish will determine how glossy the paint is going to be after it has been applied. Your choices will consist of flat, satin, eggshell, gloss, and semi-gloss. The flat finish is harder to wipe clean and is best used in low traffic areas that does not easily attract dirt. The other finishes, satin, eggshell, and semi-gloss are easier to clean and consequently can be used almost anywhere. Gloss finish on the other hand is shiny and is best used in small areas such as trim or molding.
Good quality paint rollers & brushes are necessary tools and will make your job go a lot smoother. Choose a roller that has a good nap to it and you will find you can paint an entire room with it. Everybody seems to have their own preference however when it comes to brushes. A couple of pointers brushes; small angle brushes work well on trim and corners and a three inch flat brush or even a paint pad works for the areas where a paint roller can not reach.
Beyond paint and applicators you should have drop cloths, rags for cleaning, paint trays. If the walls need repair you may also need spackling, sandpaper, and a putty knife. In order to reach the trim or higher areas you will also need a good ladder. The ladder you choose should be sturdy and steady to support your activities on the ladder. Choose a step ladder with a wide base or a flared bottom this should help assure your safety on the ladder.
The most important thing you can do while you are painting is to take your time. Steady as she goes start moving too fast and the paint job could get a little sloppy. The pre-paint prep work is very importand and you will find the painting project will go much smoother if you properly prepare prior to painting. These tips may be helpfull:
– Organizing all of your supplies before you start painting and sure that you have what you need.
– Move your furniture or protect it by covering it up.
– Use low-tack masking tape on the baseboards and trim. Take the tape off before the paint dries.
– Be sure to paint walls before the trim or woodwork.
– If you need a second coat apply it after the first coat has dried.
In the event you decide to use affordable professional House Painters Port Coquitlam that are easy to talk, do a good job, and show up on time than give Total Home Services a call. We are pleased to give you a FREE quote call today 604-523-2238.
You can go here if you are looking for additional information on Home Repair items such as house painting.
Sometimes as you start a house project you may run into things such as Bathroom Mold, or a desire for additional home renovations. These are things that are best left to a professional team.
Total Home Services will service the following areas: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Langley, and most areas in the Lower Mainland.
Total Home Services
953 Adair Ave, Coquitlam, BC
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