The Company

About Us

NAPP Enterprises Ltd has been a leader in British Columbia's hazardous materials and demolition industry since its incorporation in 1991. For twenty-five years of business we have built lasting relationships with our clients by providing efficient, high-quality services to all of our clients. Our mission is to provide exceptional hazardous materials and demolition services to all of our clients, whether private homeowners, large-scale industrial operations or government bodies.

Safety comes first at NAPP Enterprises. Our company has a comprehensive safety program and an excellent record of safety in the workplace. We have the necessary safety infrastructure in place to ensure that jobs are completed safely and documentation requirements are met.

NAPP Enterprises maintains offices in Prince George and Kelowna, allowing us to serve clients throughout British Columbia. Our company maintains an extensive fleet of equipment, all necessary insurance policies for hazardous materials handling and a license to transport special waste. These resources allow us to bring unique value and savings to our clients.

Barry Barnes is the President of our company.  He brings extensive knowledge and training in both construction and hazardous materials abatement to all of our projects.  His innovative management has enabled NAPP to grow into an industry leader.  Ensuring our adherence to industry safety standards has gained NAPP a reputation for safe practices.

Geoff Kelemen - Kelowna Area Manager - took over the South division in January, 2015.  He comes to us with lots of hazardous material experience and air monitoring background.     

Larry Lansall is one of our supervisors located in Prince George.  He has been with NAPP since the beginning and has extensive training in hazardous materials abatement.  Continually upgrading his training to innovative industry methods has enabled Larry to grow with the industry.      

Kevin Law is our supervisor based out of Kelowna.  He began employment with NAPP in 2005 and has numerous years of experience in the industry with an excellent safety record. 

Barb Warkentine works out of our head office in Prince George as our office manager.  She brings years of experience in the accounting field and can answer any questions concerning your business dealings with us.

Mike Tataryn has been with the company since 2005.  He started working in the field and now works out of our head office in Prince George as an estimator.

Randie Cross - Health & Safety/Project Admin - started with Napp in late November, 2015.  She has her Occupational, Health and Safety Certificate.   She is a qualified  CSO/TCSO and an internal COR auditor for safety programs.

 

NAPP has an extensive fleet of equipment that allows us to efficiently, effectively and safely complete hazardous materials and demolition projects.

Aero V Dry Ice Blaster

The Aero V dry ice blasting system is a compact, portable abrasive blasting cleaning system. Dry ice pellets, the solid form of carbon diozide, are fed into the machine and a pressurized air stream is directed at the surface to be cleaned. As with soda blasting, dry ice blasting is an effective way of cleaning difficult-to-remove surface contaminants without leaving any chemical residue on the surface or damaging the underlying material.

Excavators

Vec Loader

The Hurricane 500 is a powerful vacuum, which can be used to remove any flowable material through a hose across distances in excess of 1000 feet. The most common use for the Hurricane 500 is removing asbestos containing vermiculite insulation from attic spaces and concrete block walls. This allows us to complete these projects quicker, more efficiently and more safely then standard vermiculite removal practices.

DOP/POA Testing

This equipment also includes an aerosol photometer and smoke generator.

All HEPA filtered equipment must be monitored according to WorkSafe BC's Occupational health and Safety Regulation (WSBC OSHR) section 6.19. NAPP maintians a large inventory of HEPA filtered negative air units and vacuum cleaners to be used in hazardous materials and demolition projects. The integrity of the HEPA filtered equipment needs to be regularly validated to ensure that the filters are removing a sufficient amount of contaminants.

A test aerosol using Poly Alpha Olefin (PAO) is generated upstream of the filter. An aerosol photometer is placed on the downstream side of the filter to measure the particulates that pass through the filter and identify any leakage.

NAPP has at its disposal one of the latest models of aerosol photometer and smoke generator on the market and are the only local company providing DOP/PAO testing to the Prince George region. This allows us to provde cost effective HEPA filter integrity testing for our own equipment and that of our clients.

FAQ

What is asbestos?

The term "asbestos" is used to describe a group of naturally occurring fibrous mineral silicates, which were common building materials between the 1950's and 1980's. Refer to our asbestos abatement section for additional information.

Do you conduct asbestos air sampling?

Yes. NAPP has serveral sets of air sampling equipment that we use to measure the levels of airborne fibere in a work area. An air sampling pump is used to draw air through a cassette to capture airborne asbestos fibres. The cassette is analyzed by an accredited laboratory using a Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM). All fibres meeting the defined criteria for asbestos are counted and considered as a measure of the airborne asbestos concentration at the time of sampling.

There are four types of air samples:

  1. Occupational - a cassette and portable air pump is attached to a worker while he is inside an asbestos remediation enclosure and used to measure the fibre concentration that workers are exposed to while they complete ttheir job tasks.
  2. Ambient - to be collected daily on certain asbestos remeiation projects when unprotected persons are in close proxmity to the enclosure area. This is to ensure that asbestos fibres are not escaping the work area and putting unportected people at risk of exposure.
  3. Clean room - to be collected during high risk remediation projects. A sample is collected from the clean room area of the enclosure utilized by workers. This is to ensure that no fibres are escaping the work area.
  4. Clearance - to be collected following certain remediation projects. This measures the aireborne fibre concentration following completion of the work procedures to ensure that the area is clean and safe for use.

Does NAPP analyze asbestos samples?

No. All asbestos samples must be sent to an accredited laboratory to be analyzed by a qualified technician. Refer to our Affiliates section for a list of environmental consulting companies qualified to analyze asbestos samples.

Does NAPP collect hazardous material samples for analysis by a certified labortory?

NAPP will, incertain cases, collect samples on behalf of a client.

I think I have asbestos in my home.  What do I do? 

  1. Determine if the material is asbestos containing.  Contact an environmental consultant qualified to conduct asbestos analysis to determin the best method for sampling and submittal.      
  2. If the sample is found to contain asbestos , determine the extent and location"s) of the asbestos containing materials.     
  3. Contact NAPP's estimator to discuss the cost for removal.  Our staff may conduct a site visit, or request photos of the materials to be removed.   
  4. Review the estimate, and if you would like to proceed with the project, contact our office to schedule a start date.

Who do I call to get an asbestos sample analyzed?

Refer to our Affiliates page for a list of environmental consulting companies qulified to analyze asbestos samples.

How much does asbestos removal cost?

It is not possible to provide a set unit cost for asbestos removal.  Each remediation project needs to be assessed and a detailed quote drawyn up based on the requiremnts of the project.  The cost for removal ofasbestos depends on several factors:

  1. Type of material - some materials are easier to remove than others.  
  2. Quantity - more material will require more time to remove.    
  3. Accessibility - if a material is difficult to access it increases the man hours required for removal.  
  4. Friability - certain materials are more friable than others, which means that the asbestos fibres may become airborne more easily and increase the potential for inhalation.  More friable materials, such as bermiculite or drywall, require more stringent containment and clean up measures to prevent the dispersal of asbestos fibres.

Are they any grants for removal of asbestos? 

No. The government does not have any programs in place to offset the cost of asbestos removal.

Can I remove asbestos containing materials from my house on my own? 

We do not recommend that homeowners tackle asbestos removal themselves.  Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance and without the proper protective equipment, containment and cleanup measures everyone who inhabits the home is at risk of exposure.

A certified hazardous materials remediation contractor has the insurance, equipment, materials and expertise required to safely rermove, transport and dispose of asbestos containing materials.  NAPP is also able to provide a clearance report following successful removal of the asbestos, which may be important for the sale of your home.

Is vermiculite in my attic asbestos containing?

Most vermiculte is asbestos containing.  If you have vermiculite in your attic it is recommended that you contact a qualified environmental consultant and have a sample tested to confirm the presence of asbestos.

There's only a small amount of vermiculite in my attic.  Does the quantity of vermiculite affect the cost of abatement?

Yes.  A smaller amount of vermiculite will require fewer labourers and less time to remove.  

I am selling my home.  Do I need to remvoe the vermiculite in the attic?

There are no regulations that require home owner's to remove asbestos containing vermiculite from their home prior to selling.  However, the home owner must dislose the presence of any known asbestos containing materials to potential buyers.  It is up to the buyer and seller to negotiate the terms of sale, which may include the removal of the vermiculite or a reduction in the selling price.  

My house used to have a grow-op in it.  What should I do?

Houses with former grow ops are at risk of significant water damage and mold growth. 

  1. Contact an environmental consultant qualified to conduct a thorough survey of your home and determine the presence and extent of any fungal damage. 
  2. Contact NAPP Enterprises to discuss the cost for removal of fungal contaminated materials.  Our staff may conduct a site visit or request photos to assess the extent of any damage.   
  3. Review the estimate, and if you would like to proceed with the project, contact our office to schedule a start date.

Are there PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyls) in my home?  If so, what should I do?  

Light ballasts are the most common source of PCB's in the home.  Refer to the LightRecycle website for additional information on responsibly recycling light products.

I had a bat and/or vermin infestation.  what should I do?

  1. Contact a qualified exterminator to address the infestation.
  2. Contact NAPP to discuss the cost for remediation of the contaminated area.  Our staff may conduct a site visit or request photos to assess the extent of the damage.

What areas does your company serve?

NAPP has offices in Prince George and Kelowna, which allows us to serve communities throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.

Contact Us

Napp Enterprises Ltd.

Head Office
12160 Beaverly RD East
Prince George
V2N 6L5
PH: 250-964-0007
Fax: 250-964-0009

Southern Interior
Kelowna, BC
V2N 6L5
PH: 250-717-5629
Fax: 250-717-5496

Lower Mainland
PH: 604-793-9421
Fax: 250-793-9419

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