How to Avoid Asbestos Exposure During Commercial Renovations
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on February 03, 2023
When it comes to owning and managing commercial properties, maintenance, and renovations are a natural part of the process. However, depending on the property's age, hazardous materials might be lurking beneath the surface, like asbestos. If you discover asbestos during a renovation, not only will construction have to be paused while asbestos removal in Toronto is completed, but there may also be the risk of exposure. Before starting any renovations in your commercial property, contact a professional for asbestos testing. When conducted by professionals, testing and inspections allow for a smart plan of action to take place for safe and successful asbestos removal in Toronto's commercial buildings.
Read on to learn more about avoiding asbestos exposure during renovations.
Know Where You Might Find Asbestos
Unfortunately, asbestos has the potential to be found in many places across commercial buildings. Because of the mineral's strength, flexibility, insulating properties, and fire resistance, it's commonly found in building materials that require insulating or the ability to withstand high foot traffic. Be careful and cautious around flooring, water pipes, walls, roofs, insulation, ceiling tiles, popcorn ceilings, and hot water tanks; these locations may all be at high risk of containing asbestos. If you plan on renovating or conducting maintenance in these areas, especially if the maintenance will cause disruption to a material, contact Canada's Restoration Services for an asbestos inspection and asbestos testing.
Schedule an Inspection
If you own a commercial property, you must know that you are responsible for managing asbestos in your property, even if it's just a trace. Conducting a professional asbestos inspection is the only surefire way to determine if asbestos is present in your commercial property. At Canada's Restoration Services, we conduct comprehensive and advanced asbestos inspections, ensuring that every trace of asbestos has been discovered. Throughout the inspection process, we ensure that all belongings are safe and there's no risk of exposure to the dangerous material. Following an inspection, we send off samples to a third-party laboratory for testing for verification and to determine the type of asbestos present. With asbestos testing from Canada's Restoration Services, we cover all the bases and leave no questions unanswered.
Close Down the Site for Work
If an inspection and testing have determined that asbestos is present in the property, our team will effectively begin the asbestos removal process. Asbestos removal in Toronto from Canada's Restoration Services will eradicate all sources of asbestos from your property effectively and efficiently, but it will require you to close down the property during the procedure. Closing down the affected area will guarantee that exposure doesn't occur and it doesn't put anyone's health at risk. It's important to note that before shutting down the site, you must inform employees about the presence of asbestos and its risk.
Wear Protective Gear
If you choose to be around the affected area during the inspection and removal process, you should always wear personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes disposable overalls, boot covers, respiratory masks, and gloves; your entire body must be sealed and covered by PPE.
Asbestos Removal Services & Canada’s Restoration Services
To keep your commercial property in top shape and your employees safe, contact Canada's Restoration Services for asbestos inspection, testing, and removal.