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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Asbestos: What is Mesothelioma? - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Inspection Calgary

Asbestos: What is Mesothelioma?

Posted on September 07, 2015 by in Asbestos | Comments (56)

Now a days, almost everyone has heard of cancer. What people might not realize though, is that each cancer is a little different. Cancer isn’t a single disease as much as it’s a group of diseases with the similar characteristic of abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade other parts of the body. There
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Asbestos: Terrible Facts! - Amity Environmental - Asbestos Experts Calgary

Asbestos: Terrible Facts!

Posted on August 04, 2015 by in Asbestos | Comments (213)

Our blog can often be a bit of a downer. It makes sense: we’re writing about mould — which can make you sick and your home uninhabitable — and asbestos — which can kill you. So even when you try to find light-hearted fun-facts, they inevitably end up being kind of terrible. We’re sorry. Terrible
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Asbestos and Mould Removal - Amity Environmental - Asbestos and Mould Experts Calgary

Asbestos and Mould Removal

Posted on July 06, 2015 by in Asbestos | Comments (45)

If you’ve ever researched for mould or asbestos abatement experts in Calgary, you’ve likely noticed that almost all professionals who offer one of these services also provides the other. But have you ever wondered why? The Problem. Many moulds contain mycotoxins that can make people sick when inhaled. Asbestos releases particles that can cause nasty
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Two Types of Asbestos

Posted on April 13, 2015 by in Asbestos | Comments (38)

Before we begin, we’d just like to say that there are actually six different types of asbestos. The two we’ll be discussing today are just two of these types. Asbestos refers to naturally occurring minerals made from silicate with a long, fibrous crystal structure. Each of the six types has a unique colour which also
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