5 Home Activities That May Uncover Asbestos
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on July 01, 2021
The dangers of asbestos used to be unknown, and as a result, the material was used in commercial and residential construction. Asbestos is affordable, fire-resistant, and highly durable, becoming a popular material used in building houses. Unfortunately, the widespread application for asbestos has left many homes and buildings with asbestos hidden beneath surfaces, such as drywall linings, roof shingles, and tiles.
Asbestos is often encountered during renovation and other DIY construction projects at home. So, before starting a new home project, consider professional asbestos testing to identify any asbestos hidden in your workspace. If you detect asbestos early, you can call the Canada's Restoration Services team for fast, safe asbestos removal in Toronto.
If you're renovating an older house, chances are that asbestos will likely be in the wall linings and drywall. In any home renovation, moving or tearing down walls is a massive project but has fantastic results. Much like your kitchen remodel, tearing down a wall triggers asbestos release with the disruption of drywall. Safe asbestos removal in Toronto from Canada's Restoration Services enables you to eliminate asbestos carefully and professionally without endangering anyone on the premises.
Flooring, including sheet vinyl and floor tiles, has been known to contain asbestos. Due to its durable nature, asbestos was added to flooring to increase its strength and longevity. If the floor removal process requires tiles to be broken, the risk of disrupting asbestos is increased dramatically. So even if you're not sure whether there's asbestos in your flooring, asbestos testing in Toronto before installing new flooring will help you identify what you're dealing with so you can move forward with the necessary personal protective gear and asbestos removal.
Asbestos is frequently found in gaskets, pumps, and pipes, putting plumbers at a high risk of asbestos exposure. Aside from wall linings and tiles, asbestos was most commonly used in insulation pipes, boilers, ducts and tanks due to its heat and fire-resistant properties. Before replacing that new toilet or sink, make sure to contact Canada's Restoration Services for testing and asbestos removal in Toronto.
If you're planning to remodel your kitchen built before the 1990s, chances are asbestos is present. If anything asbestos-laden materials in the kitchen are disturbed, it can release fibres into the air. When asbestos becomes airborne, it lingers in the air, dividing into smaller fibres posing a significant health risk to anyone in the area. Repeat exposure to asbestos can cause long-term health concerns, so it's essential to conduct comprehensive asbestos testing in Toronto around your kitchen since the project will likely involve plumbing, ventilation/air ducts, and getting behind drywall.
Canada's Restoration Services can provide emergency asbestos removal in Toronto if asbestos is present prior to your kitchen renovation.
Using asbestos became prevalent in roofing and home insulation materials, once again because of its fire-resistant properties. If you notice that your roof has some wear and tear and needs replacing, it's best to get it tested for asbestos before proceeding. Any kind of breakdown in the structure can release the asbestos molecules and the fibres being airborne. Asbestos testing in Toronto, where homes tend to be older, is a cautious step to take before replacing the roof of an older house.
Any home remodels or repairs that involve plumbing, pipes, drywall, or flooring can be an asbestos risk.
Contact Canada's Restoration Services today for professional, fast, and safe asbestos testing and removal.