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If your building existed before the 1990s, chances are it contains asbestos, a material once famous for insulation but now banned by the Canadian government due to its hazardous nature. Asbestos exposure poses severe health hazards to you and your family, making it crucial to address this issue promptly.

Western Thermal & Demolition is committed to safeguarding your well-being by professionally removing asbestos from your property. Our dedicated team, serving Prince George, Terrace, Kitimat, Quesnel, and Northern BC, conducts thorough asbestos tests to ascertain the presence of this harmful substance. With a focus on safety, we adhere to the strictest guidelines during the removal process.

We are your trusted partner for complete asbestos removal in Prince George, Terrace, Kitimat, Quesnel, and Northern BC. Our efficient and reliable team is well-equipped to tackle this critical task, ensuring your property is free from asbestos-related risks.

Contact us today for safe asbestos removal services in Prince George, Terrace, Kitimat, Quesnel, and Northern BC. 


It might be difficult to identify asbestos by merely observing the substance. Some common asbestos-containing elements on properties are:

  • Insulation

  • Flooring

  • Roofing

  • Siding

  • Shingles

  • Plumbing

  • Fireplaces

  • Drywall

  • HVAC components

Hiring a professional asbestos abatement company like ours helps you identify and remove asbestos on your property. We recommend residents of all kinds of properties schedule an asbestos inspection appointment with us to protect their and their family's well-being.


Asbestos fibres are microscopic and can easily be inhaled or ingested. Once these fibres enter your lungs or digestive system, they can cause serious health problems. Continuous inhalation of asbestos fibre can lead to serious respiratory diseases such as asbestosis, which causes shortness of breath and even cardiac failure in its advanced stages. This toxic substance has been linked to severe health problems such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.

  • Lung cancer:
    One of the most severe health risks linked to asbestos exposure is the development of lung cancer. Inhaling asbestos fibres can lead to the formation of malignant tumours in the lungs, often several years after initial exposure. 

  • Mesothelioma:
    Asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, an aggressive and rare cancer affecting the chest and stomach lining. This devastating disease is often challenging to diagnose in its early stages, making prevention through proper asbestos removal crucial for protecting individuals from the risk of mesothelioma.

  • Gastrointestinal tract, kidney, and throat cancer:
    Beyond lung-related illnesses, asbestos exposure has been linked to cancers affecting the gastrointestinal tract, kidney, and throat (larynx or oropharynx). The carcinogenic nature of asbestos fibres underscores the need for thorough asbestos removal procedures to prevent the release of these harmful particles into the environment.

  • Scarring of the lung lining:
    Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause scarring of the lung lining, a condition known as asbestosis. This irreversible scarring can impair lung function and cause respiratory difficulties. 

  • Pleural effusions:
    Asbestos exposure can result in pleural effusions, where fluid accumulates around the lungs. This fluid buildup can cause discomfort, difficulty breathing, and compromise respiratory function. 

One of the most dangerous things about asbestos is that it can take years or even decades for the symptoms of exposure to manifest. When you realize you have a problem, it may be too late to do anything about it. Taking action now is essential to protect yourself and your family. Contact Western Thermal & Demolition for asbestos removal services in Prince George.


Our asbestos removal procedure involves the following processes:

  • Regulated Work Area: We seal off the work area by disabling HVAC systems and setting up equipment. Our professionals will also cover floors, walls and ceilings that do not have asbestos, as they need complete protection from any damage.

  • Material Removal: After a regulated and enclosed work area is established around the surfaces or areas being abated, technicians (wearing abatement suits) will remove the asbestos-containing material. The asbestos material is then placed into disposal waste bags, sealed, and taken out through a waste decontamination unit.

  • HEPA Vacuuming: After all asbestos-containing materials are removed, all abated surfaces and areas are wiped and vacuumed with a unique high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum. This ensures the removal of all asbestos particles from the air.


There are some significant reasons why asbestos abatement is essential, including:

  • Protects human health: Asbestos exposure can cause serious health problems. Its fibres can be inhaled or swallowed, leading to lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Abatement helps prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the air and protects the health of individuals who may come into contact with them.

  • Avoid complications of renovations/demolitions: If you want to modify or renovate an older building in any way, you may need to hire a professional asbestos removal service. Renovations and demolitions can disturb asbestos, leading to inhalation of its harmful fibres that can cause adverse health effects in the short and long term. It should only be removed by experienced professionals with proper training and equipment.

  • Compliance with regulations: Canadian regulations require the safe removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos abatement by our professionals ensures compliance with these regulations and helps prevent fines and legal penalties.

Do you have any questions about our asbestos abatement services? Mail them to us! We at Western Thermal & Demolition will do our best to help you with your asbestos removal needs.


As mentioned above, asbestos is a highly toxic material that can cause severe respiratory and other issues. While removing it from your property is essential, it must also be disposed of safely and adequately. Improper disposal can lead to others coming into contact with asbestos and suffering health issues. Mishandling the asbestos can also make its fibres airborne, which others might inhale. Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause irreversible health conditions such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. 


It is essential to leave the handling of asbestos removal to specialists like us. We know the proper disposal practices and will ensure your property's asbestos doesn't harm anyone. Taking a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to remove this carcinogen from your property and dispose of it can severely harm you, your family, and the general public. Please contact our team if you have questions about our asbestos disposal practices in Prince George, Terrace, Kitimat, Quesnel, and Northern BC.


Asbestos removal requires specialized equipment and protective gear to ensure the safety of workers and prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the air. Some of the commonly used equipment and gear include:

  • HEPA vacuums

  • Disposable coveralls

  • Respirator

  • Eye protection

  • Rubber boots

  • Disposable gloves


Some of our employees in the asbestos division have over 25 years of experience in the field. They can remove and dispose of asbestos-containing materials in schools, hospitals, long-term disability facilities, and commercial facilities, including airports, hotels, high-rises, and office buildings. We also have extensive work experience in pulp mills, gas plants, and smelter abatement projects. See our team at work!


Our Western Thermal & Demolition team has decades of experience handling and disposing of asbestos. We can detect it on your property, remove it, and take care of it appropriately. Please call us today if you require asbestos removal in Prince George, Terrace, Quesnel, or any other Northern BC communities. We also offer other services, such as hazardous waste hauling and demolition!

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We provide asbestos removal and demolition services in Prince George, Terrace, Kitimat, Quesnel, and Northern BC.

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