About Us

Your Asbestos Testing and Removal Experts

We are specialists in Asbestos testing, abatement, and mold testing and removal.

A few words about our company

With over 15 years of combined experience, we are Calgary’s leading asbestos removal company. We specialize in identifying and removing a variety of health hazards in the workplace, including asbestos and mold, in the safest way possible.

Our team of certified, trained and experienced technicians provides complete mold and asbestos removal, asbestos inspections, pre- demolition reports, bulk sampling and air sampling services for both residential and commercial applications.

We are certified and insured: Certified Asbestos Inc. carries $5,000,000 general liability insurance and $5,000,000 environmental impairment liability (pollution liability) written for asbestos abatement work. A copy our insurance policy is available upon request. We are also registered with WCB and a clearance letter can be provided upon request.

A Trusted Approach

Prior to the start of any renovation or demolition project, residential or commercial properties that are suspected of containing asbestos will need to be tested to confirm the presence of asbestos within the building materials.

Certified Asbestos Removal Inc., has knowledgeable and competent individuals available to properly sample your building materials suspected of containing asbestos. All sampling of materials should be representative and conducted in accordance to the methodologies described within the Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual.

Asbestos Air Sampling

Our knowledgeable and competent team performs sampling for asbestos fibres for the purpose of complying with the Alberta Health and Safety Occupational Exposure Limit. Air samples are taken prior to the start of the work (background samples), during the abatement activities (on a daily basis), and upon completion of the job (before the enclosure is dismantled). Personal occupational samples are also collected daily to ensure that the work is being performed without the release of fibres, and to make certain that workers are wearing appropriate respirators for the type of work. All air monitoring is conducted by competent personnel while following the methods specified in the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation (NIOSH Method 7400).

About Asbestos

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the common name given to a group of naturally occurring mineral silicates that can be separated into flexible fibres. The name asbestos comes from the Greek word meaning unquenchable or indestructible. The main properties that make asbestos useful are its incombustibility, strength and flexibility when separated into fibres. It is also effective as a reinforcing or binding agent when combined with cement or plastic. Asbestos can be found in materials such as:

  • Building exteriors (e.g., cement siding panels, soffits, roof panels, mastics, stucco);
  • Flooring (e.g., vinyl asbestos tiles, sheet vinyl flooring, and floor leveling compound);
  • Ceilings (e.g., ceiling tiles, acoustic and stipple finishes, and plaster or drywall);
  • Walls (e.g., plaster or drywall joint compound, stippled finishes, and cement panels); and
  • Insulation (e.g., vermiculite, boilers, vessels, pipes, ducts, floors, ceilings and walls)

The Hazards of Asbestos

Asbestos is a hazardous building material that must be inhaled to cause disease. Intact and undisturbed asbestos presents no direct health hazard but does present a potential exposure hazard should fibres be released and inhaled. Asbestos-related diseases include asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Why Test for Asbestos?

Once embedded in lung tissue, asbestos fibres may remain within the body for extended periods. It is important to test for the presence of asbestos before initiating any building repairs, improvements on structures or the demolition of buildings that were built prior to 1990.


“In July of 2015 we had the pleasure to enter into a contract with Peter Kiryakos, of Certified Asbestos Removal Inc. Peter and his crew evaluated the project and gave us a very competitive price for the work to be done. Within days of signing our contract
Peter’s company was hard at work professionally removing asbestos from our site to the standards of Alberta Health & Safety guideline and the Asbestos Abatement Manual.”


Frank Edwards

“I approached and hired Certified Asbestos Removal Inc. in April of 2015 to perform an asbestos abatement / demolition for my basement renovation and they have been cost effective, on schedule and had provided lab test results for Insurance purposes promptly. They have done a great job and I would definitely use their services again and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for asbestos removal projects.”


CJ Hunjan

“I had engaged Certified Asbestos Removal Inc. to carry out pre demolition asbestos abatement and have been extremely pleased with the expertise and level of professionalism with which they completed the work. I was particularly impressed with their attention to customer service and the effort they took to minimize costs and inconvenience to the customer. I will be pleased to recommend them to anyone requiring asbestos removal.”


Sanjay Gokani

“When I met the guys at Certified Asbestos Removal Inc., I knew instantly that I was in great hands. I had great confidence and immediate trust in their ability to conduct the services I needed as safely as possible and at a very competitive price while following the safety guidelines. Peter and company kept me very involved throughout the entire project and updated me on a regular basis to make sure that we met our deadline. The guys at Certified Asbestos Removal are great and very trustworthy. As a very satisfied customer/client, I would definitely use their services again and would highly highly highly recommend Peter and Certified Asbestos Removal Inc. for all of you asbestos abatement needs.”


Martin Tchernev

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