Planning Renovations? Check for Asbestos

Now that Spring is here, homeowners are looking around to see what they can do for updates in the home. It’s important to consider the age of your home, and if you should have asbestos sampling done. If your home was built between the 1930s and 1990, there is a strong possibility of asbestos based products being used in house construction in Canada. Even renovations done between those time periods could contain asbestos.

Before starting your renovations, you can call Stutters Disaster Kleenup to be given an estimate for asbestos remediation. We recommend that you have testing done by an environmental company that can provide you with verification if your home contains asbestos where you wish to have work done. If removals need to occur, Stutters Disaster Kleenup is the perfect solution. We have knowledgeable crews that know all the WorkSafe BC protocols on how to safely remove any asbestos products, and we can dispose of the asbestos product for you. It is critical to your family’s health to avoid removing asbestos materials yourself.

Here are some common areas in your home that could contain asbestos:

• Vinyl Kitchen Tiles and Vinyl Flooring Sheets

• Drywall

• Furnace Gasket

• Fireplace Inserts

• Heat Reflectors on Wood Stoves

• Ducting Tape and Insulation

• Acoustic Ceilings

• Popcorn Ceilings

• Textured Paint

Vermiculite Insulation

• Lamp Sockets

• Outlets and Switch Boxes

• Recessed Lighting

• Electrical Panel and Fuses

• Older Water Heaters

• Dishwashers pre-1990

• Range Hoods

• Clothes Dryers

• Old appliances can also contain asbestos


Vermiculite Insulation


Acoustic Ceiling Tile


Vinyl Flooring

Asbestos Tape Ducts

Asbestos Tape Ducts


Popcorn Ceiling






Asbestos exposure has been linked to the development of serious respiratory diseases and cancers, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other conditions.

When you decide to have the asbestos removals done in your home, call the professionals at Stutters Disaster Kleenup.  We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  You can reach us at 1-877-763-1540.

Related Services:

Asbestos Abatement and Removal

Related Blog Posts:

Asbestos Hazards in Home Renovations

Acoustic Ceiling Tiles

Asbestos Flooring and What to Do

Asbestos Common in Water Heating Pipes and Gaskets