Are You at Risk for Finding Asbestos in Your House? - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Abatement Calgary

Are You at Risk for Finding Asbestos in Your House?

Posted on May 01, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

You may have heard that the Liberal government has issued a ban on all asbestos products in Canada as of 2018. In our opinion, this is great news. Canada hasn’t actively mined asbestos since 2012, but imported materials containing asbestos have still been legally used to create products that Canadians use everyday. Asbestos is an
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The Dangers to Prolonged Asbestos Exposure - Amity Environment - Asbestos Removal Experts Calgary

The Dangers to Prolonged Asbestos Exposure

Posted on February 15, 2016 by in Asbestos | Comments (210)

At Amity Environmental, we work with mould and asbestos — two things we strongly recommend people stay away from. Often homeowners ask us what’s so bad about asbestos if we’re willing to handle it, and that’s a fair question. But first, it’s important to remember that our experts have been trained to handle asbestos safely
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Reasons Why Mould & Asbestos are Scary! - Amity Environmental - Mould and Asbestos Experts Calgary

Reasons Why Mould & Asbestos are Scary!

Posted on January 18, 2016 by in Mold | Comments (220)

At Amity Environmental, we work with things that most people don’t want to go near. And it makes sense that the average layperson would rather have us deal with the mould and asbestos in their home. After all, when people are exposed to high concentrations of mould or asbestos (or both!), they often end up
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Health Risks for Children - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Removal Calgary

Health Risks for Children

Posted on January 04, 2016 by in Amity Environmental | Comments (56)

At Amity Environmental, we work with some nasty stuff. Both asbestos and mould are dangerous for adults, but they’re particularly harmful for children. Children (and seniors) have weaker immune systems than the average adult, so both are at an increased risk when mould is left unchecked. Asbestos, on the other hand, can scar the lungs
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Moulds Commonly Found in the Office and Home - Amity Environmental - Mould Removal Experts Calgary

Moulds Commonly Found in the Office and Home

Posted on December 14, 2015 by in Mold | Comments (206)

We’ve blogged before about the different hazard classifications a mould can have. Basically, moulds are given a hazard rating A, B, or C. Class A moulds are the most dangerous types and directly cause illness in people. Class C moulds are not known to pose health risks to humans, but they still cause structural damage
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The History of Asbestos

Posted on December 01, 2015 by in Asbestos | Comments (206)

Nowadays it seems people have a fear of anything deemed “chemicals” or “unnatural.” But at Amity Environmental, we deal with the nasty side of nature all the time. We help Calgarians with mould problems — a perfectly natural part of the world that none the less causes sickness. We also help homeowners abate asbestos. Like
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Places Asbestos Hides in Your Home - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Experts Calgary

Places Asbestos Hides in Your Home

Posted on November 17, 2015 by in Asbestos | Comments (206)

In our last blog, we discussed the places that mould can hide. However, mould isn’t the only nasty thing that can sneak into houses. Asbestos was once in over 1200 common household items and materials. Depending on the age of your home, hidden asbestos may be lingering in more than a few places. However, it’s
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Where Does Mould Hide? - Amity Environmental - Mould and Asbestos Experts Calgary

Where Does Mould Hide?

Posted on November 03, 2015 by in Mold | Comments (45)

Nasty bacteria and germs can get into your rags, sponges, towels, etc, but where does mould typically hide in your home? After all, mould needs the right temperature, a water source, and material that it can break down and consume. We’ve blogged at length about these needs in the past, and anywhere that provides mould
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Mold: How Well Did Your Home Weather the Rainy Season? - Amity Environmental - Mould Experts Calgary

Mold: How Well Did Your Home Weather the Rainy Season?

Posted on October 20, 2015 by in Mold | Comments (67)

As autumn approaches, Calgary is finally leaving the hot weather and rain behind. Those of us in the mould removal industry are pretty happy to see it go. That’s because mould needs three things to grow: a surface that provides food (such as carpet, drywall, or even paint), moisture (such as the high humidity levels
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