Asbestos: Understanding its Touch-Safe Nature

Posted on January 02, 2024 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Is asbestos safe to touch? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral synonymous health concerns that has a surprising characteristic — it is safe to touch in its undisturbed state! Contrary to its infamous reputation for being hazardous, asbestos, when intact and not airborne, poses minimal risk upon light physical contact. Touching asbestos safely stems from
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Navigating a Fresh Start: Embracing the New Year with Amity Environmental

Posted on December 29, 2023 by in Amity Environmental | Comments (0)

As the calendar turns to a new year, Amity Environmental is excited to join you on a journey filled with opportunities for a healthier and safer environment. We’re dedicated to providing top-tier environmental solutions to meet your needs with precision and care. Committed to Excellence At Amity Environmental, our focus remains on delivering excellence in
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Warm Holiday Wishes

Posted on December 27, 2023 by in Amity Environmental | Comments (0)

Happy holidays! May this season be filled with warmth, joy, and endless moments of laughter with loved ones. Whether you’re embracing cherished traditions or creating new ones, may each day be adorned with the spirit of kindness and the magic of the season. Wishing you peace, love, and an abundance of happiness throughout this festive
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Asbestos in Drywall Mud or Joint Compound

Posted on December 20, 2023 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

When it comes to home construction and renovation, the presence of asbestos has been a concerning issue for decades. While many people are aware of asbestos in insulation or older flooring materials, there’s another hidden culprit often overlooked: drywall joint compound. This seemingly innocuous material has historically contained asbestos, posing potential health risks for homeowners
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The Natural Origin of Asbestos

Posted on December 12, 2023 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Asbestos, a term that invokes caution and concern due to its known health risks, is often associated with man-made products and its adverse effects on human health. However, the story of asbestos is not solely confined to its industrial use; it originates from nature itself. Contrary to popular belief, asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in the earth’s crust, comprising various silicate minerals that form thin, fibrous crystals. Understanding its natural origin helps shed light on its presence and potential hazards.

Asbestos in Stucco: Uncovering the Hidden Danger

Posted on November 15, 2023 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Stucco is a popular and versatile building material used for both interior and exterior surfaces of homes and buildings. It’s known for its durability, insulation properties, and aesthetic appeal. However, what many people don’t realize is that stucco, especially in older structures, might contain a hidden danger: asbestos. In this blog post, we’ll explore the
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Asbestos: How do I know if I have it in my vinyl tile (VCT) flooring?

Posted on October 12, 2023 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Identifying asbestos in vinyl flooring can be challenging because it often looks like regular vinyl flooring. The only way to confirm asbestos presence is through testing in a laboratory setting, as asbestos is a microscopic material that cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, there are some signs and characteristics that may suggest your vinyl flooring could contain asbestos

Does Mould Grow During Winter? - Amity Environmental - Calgary Mold Removal Experts

Does Mould Grow During Winter?

Posted on December 22, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

Going into the cold season, this is a question we hear a lot. Most of our regular readers will know that mould has very similar needs to people. It needs a warm place to live. It needs something to eat, and it needs water. Outdoors, you won’t be seeing much fungi growing in December because
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Differences Between Types of Asbestos - Amity Environmental - Calgary Asbestos Removal Experts

Differences Between Types of Asbestos

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

Something we hear fairly often from people with pro-asbestos interests is that different types of asbestos are more or less dangerous. They suggest that while some types of asbestos should be completely avoided, others are safe to use in homes and businesses. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of asbestos. Asbestos
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Window "Sweat" in Winter Can Cause Mould - Amity Environmental - Calgary Mould Removal Experts

Window “Sweat” in Winter Can Cause Mould

Posted on December 08, 2017 by in Mold | Comments (0)

Have you ever noticed water drops on your windows during winter? What about delicate drawings left by Jack Frost? Many Canadians struggle with condensation on their windows during the cold months, but it’s important to find a way to overcome this challenge — otherwise your home may be at an increased risk for mould. Why
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