Hazardous materials are chemicals or physical agents that may cause short or long-term health problems or damage to the environment if not handled properly. Hazardous materials are a fact of life in many workplaces and home environments, and should in all cases be handled and disposed of by professionals. That’s where we come in.

What can you expect
from Grayhawk Industries?

GHI is the Interior of BC’s leading expert in the safe and professional handling of Hazardous Materials. Simply put, there is no one who has been working in this specialized space longer than our team. You can count on our highly trained professionals to get it done right, every time.

You can count on us to deliver:

  • Clear and open communications with clients regarding their project plan and timelines

  • Professional site inspection, project design and budgeting

  • Containment, decontamination, and safe removal of all contaminated chemicals and materials

  • Strict adherence to best environmental practices in the transportation and disposal of all hazardous materials

What is mould?
Mould is a type of fungi made up of naturally occurring organisms which grow best in damp and poorly ventilated areas, and reproduces by making spores.
Where is mould found?

Mould can be found anywhere where there is moisture but is most often detected in cellulose-rich building materials from damp or water-damaged buildings.

Why is mould dangerous?

Mould is common both inside and outside of the home and can lead to structural challenges. Heavy exposure to black mold can trigger chronic respiratory illness and an increase in allergy and asthma symptoms.

What does Grayhawk do?

We specialize in safe and expedient mould remediation and decontamination services in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, including:

  • Professional site inspection and assessment, project design and
  • Containment, decontamination and removal of mould-contami-
    nated materials
  • Negative pressure controlled environments, HEPA filtered air
    exchange and airbourne spore decontamination
  • 3rd party air sampling and mould air clearance testing
What is lead?

Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the
Earth’s crust.

Where is lead found?
Lead and lead compounds have been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes and workplaces including: paint, ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials.
Why is lead dangerous?
Lead poisoning can affect almost every organ and system in your body. Children six years old and younger are most susceptible to the effects of lead.
What does Grayhawk do?
We provide a prompt and professional response to lead contamination site management, cleanup, complete lead exposure control, transportation and safe environmentally responsible disposal.
What is mercury?
Elemental mercury is a shiny, silver-gray metal that is a liquid at room temperature
Where is mercury found?
Mercury was commonly used in thermometers, barometers, sphygmomanometers, dental amalgams, batteries, fluorescent lights and electrical switches often found in the home and workplace. Mercury was also commonly used as an additive in household latex paint prior to the early 1990s.
Why is mercury dangerous?
When a mercury-containing device is broken or liquid mercury is spilled, it evaporates, greatly increasing the exposure risk. Inhalation of elemental mercury vapor is the most common route of exposure to individuals and at high levels can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system.
What does Grayhawk do?
We provide emergent response to mercury spill site management, cleanup, transportation, and safe environmentally responsible disposal.
What is PCB?
PCB or Polychlorinated Biphenyls are a class of man-made chemicals that were originally used as coolants for power transformers, heat exchangers, electric motors and other kinds of electrical equipment.
Where is PCB found?
Even though PCBs are banned in Canada, they may still be found in a variety of products including: Fluorescent light ballasts. Transformers and capacitors. Oil used in motors and hydraulic systems. Paints and caulking
Why is PCB dangerous?
Health effects related to PCB exposure include cancer, and issues arising with the reproductive, immune, and nervous systems.
What does Grayhawk do?
We provide complete PCB decontamination, light ballast identification, site management, cleanup, transportation and safe environmentally sound disposal.
What is Hantavirus?
Hantavirus is a virus which is hosted by rodents such as deermice and the white-footed mouse commonly found in the interior of BC.
Where is Hantavirus found?
Hantavirus is shed in the urine, fecal droppings and saliva of rodents.
Why is Hantavirus dangerous?
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a potentially fatal respiratory disease caused by hantavirus. Human exposure can occur when simple actions such as sweeping or cleaning result in disturbance to excreted urine, droppings or nesting that may be contaminated with hantavirus and subsequently inhaled. Other avenues of human exposure can be ingesting food contaminated with hantavirus or touching an infected surface and then touching the nose or mouth.
What does Grayhawk do?
We complete Hantavirus remediation services in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings to ensure a safe and clean environment for building occupants.