Do I Need an Asbestos Inspection Immediately? - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Inspection Calgary

Do I Need an Asbestos Inspection Immediately?

Posted on July 22, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

A common response when Canadians learn the dangers of asbestos and the likelihood of having some asbestos containing materials in their home is panic. While we understand why the news of a potential hidden threat causes the immediate impulse to get rid of all asbestos containing materials everywhere, we suggest taking a deep breath and
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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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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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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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