Why choose VECTOR1?

In short, we are among the most technologically advanced

company in Alberta, using the latest and safest form of

HEPA filtration equipment to remove the vermiculite.

Why would you want to use someone who takes weeks

when we can have the same amount of work completed

in a day. 

Every member of our team is trained and certified by

the Alberta Government, after completing the “Occupational

Health and Safety for Asbestos Workers” program.

What is Asbestos?

It is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals

which all have in common their eponymousasbestiform

habit: long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals.

Where can Asbestos be found?

The most common areas are: Drywall mud, ceiling

stipple, floor tiles, stucco, siding and in the vermiculite.

What is Vermiculite?

Vermiculite was used as an attic insulation material. This material was used before the newer and safer materials were created which then was banned in the late 1980’s.

Is Vermiculite dangerous?

YES!. This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS substance due to the fact how easily asbestos fibres can become airborne which then can be inhaled to cause major health issues. When removing, Extreme caution must be taken by certified removal experts!

Why is Asbestos so dangerous?

The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). The trade and use of asbestos has been restricted and banned in many jurisdictions.

Does Asbestos pose a threat if not disturbed?

If the asbestos containing material (ACM) is in good shape and not disturb, generally, there is nothing to worry about.

What should I do if I was exposed to Asbestos?

Contact your physician for a check up.

My house was built in 1986, does it contain Asbestos?

To be safe, we will test homes built in the late 1980’s and earlier to see if we detect any levels of Asbestos. Then we shall safely remove them from your home.

I am moving my house to a new location, do I need to remove the vermiculite?

YES, it must be removed prior to the relocation.

Can I remove the vermiculite myself?

NO, you must not disturb the fibrous materials. Let our certified technician come to your home and remove it properly and safely.

Is the VECTOR1 vermiculite removal safe?

YES, Not only do we use the latest technology for the removal, we also monitor the air in and around the containment to ensure no dangerous fibres are released into the atmosphere.

Who does the testing for the Asbestos?

One of our trained technicians will come to your site and collect all necessary samples which are sent to a certified lab for analysis (which generally takes 2 business days). Depending on the scope of the renovation, we will then determine where the samples must be collected from. If the home is to be demolished, we are required to sample all materials that we suspect contain these hazardous materials.

Is VECTOR1 licensed?

YES, we are by the City of Calgary and Service Alberta.

Is VECTOR1 insured?

YES, we have $5,000,000 Commercial General liability, which includes property damage, personal and general liability. Our insurance also includes $250,000 for Contractors Professional Liability.

Is VECTOR1 bonded?

YES, we have an approved Surety Bond with our insurance provider.

Are there guidelines VECTOR1 follows when they remove the Vermiculite?

YES, we adhere to stringent local and provincial guidelines set out by Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and the Government of Alberta.

Where can I get more information?

The Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual has all the comprehensive information one would require to be fully aware of the all risks and proper handling procedures of dealing with this hazardous product. The Government of Canada website is also a great place for more extensive information.