Our contractor hired this company. Asbestos report said moderate to high risk, walls being moderate and textured ceiling being high risk. This company believes that they did not need to use a 3 stage containment. Arguing the job was a small and did not require the safety protocols of high risk. For a professional company to not know that they required a 3 stage even in moderate risk abatement is concerning. The textured ceiling containing Asbestos can only be considered a small job if its a 2x2 square being cut and not scraped according to information I found from a hygeneist who is the expert in this field. My ceiling was 9.5 x 11 so there was no excuse to do it without all safety protocols. The employee was unaware that he needed to keep the negative air machine on the entire time of the project and turned it off at least 3 times during his work.
There were at least 3 breeches of containment. The worker did not abate the entire job he was hired to do, the worker did not wait for air clearance before taking down the containment and did not have the Negative air machine on while he was taking the containment down. When questioned why he was taking it down he was not truthful and said the air monitoring technician called him and said he had clearance, he was then confronted on speaker phone by the technician who told the worker he had not even reached his lab yet to conduct the test! We will not know for years if our health was affected by asbestos exposure as it takes time for symptoms to show up. There was enough drywall dust left over on the walls and windows for WCB to tell this company to come back to clean. Even if you get air clearance, if dust is left behind it does not mean it is asbestos free, it simply means it was not disturbed at the time of the air clearance. Thats why a broom should be used on all walls and areas to disturb any risdual dust and make sure its included in the air samples so you know that the home is safe for your clients. Had this company performed as advertised, we would not have gone through this stress and have to worry if our family will face asbestos related cancer or other health consequences. Obviously would never recommend this company.
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