Hazardous Material Abatement

At Tri-Phase, our services include the remediation and abatement of all types of hazardous materials including asbestos, mould, lead, PCBs, mercury, arsenic and guano. We secure all required permits and develop site-specific health, safety and work plans and follow stringent infection control procedures.
















Tri-Phase offers comprehensive solutions for your asbestos removal and asbestos abatement project needs. We conduct asbestos surveys, testing and sampling, as well as removal at all abatement levels and disposal of all materials containing asbestos including but not limited to fireproofing, transite, tiles and mastic, roofing, mechanical insulation, drywall joint compound.  We provide asbestos abatement to various types of facilities and in the most sensitive areas. We also provide renovation and restoration services to the remediated areas to complement our abatement services. We have the required Ministry of Environment (MOE) Certificate of Approval to transport asbestos waste.

We are specialists in floor-covering removal and concrete surface preparation services. We use the latest ride-on flooring removal, floor grinding and shot-blasting equipment to remove tile, carpet, epoxy, elastomeric and rubberized coatings, asbestos and lead floors, sports/gym floors, hardwood, stone, ceramic and more.

We own numerous mobile abatement cubes that are perfect for working in ceilings or wall cavities. These mobile enclosures are ideal for moving the enclosure within a facility in tight areas and they are effective in containing all particles that are released into the air during the work being performed.

Our employees have extensive years of experience providing asbestos abatement services and are well rehearsed in the regulations. They have all necessary and required safety training including but not limited to Ministry of Labor (MOL), asbestos worker and asbestos supervisor certification.


All Tri-Phase staff are trained and experienced in all levels of mould abatement procedures and we have successfully remediated a variety of mould contaminated architectural finishes from all types of commercial, industrial, retail and institutional settings.  We have also abated and restored hundreds of facilities that have been contaminated with mould as a result of floods/leaks or marijuana growing operations. We can provide renovation and restoration services to the remediated areas to complement our mould abatement services as well.

Lead and Mercury

Lead and mercury are some of the chemical agents that are prescribed as designated substances as per regulations. Our crew is experienced and trained to provide lead and mercury abatement services safely and efficiently.

Mercury is highly persistent in the environment and has been shown to accumulate in the food chain. Elemental mercury and mercury compounds are toxic and are considered a hazardous waste. Accordingly, equipment containing mercury is required to be packaged, transported and disposed of properly as per applicable regulations. Mercury was used in a variety of manufacturing processes and products such as thermometers, lighting switches and fluorescent bulbs. We have completed hundreds of projects involving clean up of mercury spills, as well as the removal and disposal of mercury-containing equipment and bulbs.

Lead is a heavy metal that has been widely in use for many years in many different products. Lead-based products can cause potential health hazards and are most commonly found in construction materials such as paints. These lead-based products must be monitored and controlled to ensure they are not disturbed. Tri-Phase has extensive experience providing lead abatement of various levels to different types of surfaces, sites and structures.


At Tri-Phase we make sure that your Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) waste is properly packaged and identified in accordance with all applicable regulatory agencies.  However, in order to keep the disposal costs to a minimum, we also ensure that the PCB waste is segregated, labeled and optimized in order to have a homogeneous waste stream.

Over the years we have developed an expertise on a wide variety of PCB waste handling services such as in-situ dismantling of ASKAREL Transformer types and replacement and retrofit to accommodate buildings, tight spaces, site characterization and site decommissioning.  We have all the necessary training and Ministry of Environment (MOE) permits required to perform all types of PCB handling work.

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff has dealt with all types of PCB-containing materials and equipment including but not limited to transformers, capacitors, ballasts, soil, groundwater and assorted liquids and solids. We provide a full range of services for PCB management and cleanup, including project design, to acquiring all required approvals and permits, project management and implementation. Our combined field and disposal services enable us to remove not only transformers, but all high voltage electrical equipment.  We decontaminate transformer vaults and manholes and have both the capability and resources to provide emergency spill response services and on-site water treatment.

With over 30 years of experience in PCB management and cleanup, we have a fundamental understanding of “out of service date” issues and are fully knowledgeable in PCB tracking requirements.  We can advise you on PCB management and cleanup strategies, as well as coordinate sampling, conduct audits, review work plans, ensure compliance with all regulations and develop and implement the most cost-effective disposal method.

Guano and Other Designated Substances

Bird droppings can pose a risk to human health as they may contain minimal amounts of lethal bacteria such as E. coli.  Guano is typically found in commercial or industrial buildings where birds have had a chance to settle. Although there are no enforced regulations related to guano clean up, the same precautions and safety procedures should be followed when dealing with hazardous or biological waste. The work should be performed by a professional remedial contractor. At Tri-Phase we have completed several projects involving this type of clean-up and have the experience in methods of guano cleanup, handling and disposal. 

Tri-Phase has provided abatement and removal of other designated substances including but not limited to low level radioactive waste (LLRW), silica, radon and arsenic. With over 30 years of experience, you can rely on Tri-Phase to remediate any type of hazardous or designated substance.