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Planning a Reno? You need an Asbestos Inspection! - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Experts Calgary

Planning a Reno? You need an Asbestos Inspection!

Posted on June 19, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

If you’re not a professional renovator, you may not know that getting a building or demolition permit in Calgary will mean getting an asbestos inspection. This inspection is a mandatory requirement of the city, and you’ll need to prove you had a qualified team (like Amity) out to your home to inspect the work site
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Why do Mould and Asbestos go Together? - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Experts

Why do Mould and Asbestos go Together?

Posted on June 15, 2017 by in Amity Environmental | Comments (0)

Here at Amity Environmental, we help Albertans who are struggling with mould taking over their home and also those who have asbestos containing materials lingering in their house. From the outside, these two trades may seem very different, and we’ve definitely had homeowners wondering why we do both. However, mould and asbestos removal actually have
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3 Interesting Facts about Mould - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Experts

3 Interesting Facts about Mould

Posted on June 10, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

Given that much of our job is spent removing mould from people’s homes or businesses, you probably wouldn’t expect us to be particularly enthusiastic about it. But mould, and fungi in general, is actually really nifty, so we wanted to share some of the things we find interesting about this infamous mildew. Moulds Don’t Photosynthesize
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Why You Need to Hire a Professional to Deal with Mould - Amity Environmental - Mold Removal Experts

Why You Need to Hire a Professional to Deal with Mould

Posted on June 01, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

If you browse the internet you’ll find tons of lifehacks and stories about how to get rid of mould with bleach or by painting over the mildew. Of course, the problem is that these “methods” don’t actually work. They’re at best a band-aid solution that may buy you a little time. Surface Mould isn’t the
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True or False - Asbestos Removal - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Removal Experts

True or False – Asbestos Removal

Posted on May 15, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

We love the internet. Cat videos, quick answers using Google, keeping connected with our friends and family. But one thing the internet isn’t so good for is trying to figure out what’s fact and what’s fiction. In many ways, the internet is like a giant megaphone, and it gives everyone a voice — even if
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A Brief History of Asbestos - Amity Environmental - Calgary Asbestos Experts

A Brief History of Asbestos

Posted on May 10, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

When it comes to understanding the long history that people have with asbestos, the first thing you need to know is that asbestos isn’t a man-made chemical or material. It’s actually a naturally occurring mineral similar to the rock garnet. People have been mining and using asbestos for more than 4500 years, but just as
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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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What to Do If You Find Asbestos in Your Home

Posted on March 22, 2016 by in Asbestos | Comments (62)

What to Do If You Find Asbestos in Your Home…   Asbestos was used in homes and other from 1990 and older. It was ideal at the time because it was good for soundproofing, had a decent tensile strength, and was pretty much resistant to heat, electrical and chemical damage. We now know that asbestos
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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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