Everything You Need To Know About Asbestos
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on January 11, 2021
For many decades, asbestos materials were used widely in building construction. It means that many homes and buildings still contain those asbestos-laden building materials.
When left undisturbed, asbestos has little risk, but when uncovered, the exposed material can certainly pose a health risk, especially for people who might be overly sensitive.
Asbestos exposure is dangerous because asbestos fibres could be inhaled, thus causing some symptoms and possible ailments. This would be the time for asbestos removal.
Where Asbestos Is Found in the Home
Homes that were built prior to the 1980s may well have asbestos-laden materials throughout. In those days, asbestos was used in cement, insulation, floor tiles, ceiling tiles, and even popcorn ceilings. The minute that any of these is disturbed could pose health risks for home occupants.
How Asbestos Materials Are Harmful
The problem with asbestos is that fibres can be inhaled. When asbestos materials are disturbed, there’s a tendency for dust and fibres to be released into the air. And when those fibres enter the nose, throat, or lungs, there’s potential for some ill effects (especially with prolonged exposure).
Disturbing Asbestos Laden Material
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to uncover asbestos when remodelling or renovating. One of the most common places in the attic, where asbestos can be a key ingredient in insulation. This material should be left for a professional to properly test and safely remove. Anything short may pose dangers.
Professional Asbestos Testing
At Canada's Restoration Services, we perform a free inspection of the property to determine the source and scope of the asbestos. For asbestos testing in Toronto, there is a cost and we work with a 3rd party laboratory to verify the material. At that point, we can be sure of the health risks and the need for professional removal. When removal is complete, we provide a Certificate to verify the results.
Asbestos Removal in Toronto
With asbestos removal, it’s important to contract a profession. This is not the right time for a DIY cleanup – safety protocols must be followed – safe disposal must be ensured – and final cleanup must be comprehensive. Because every removal job is unique, the cost of removal is relative to the amount of work. At Canada's Restoration Services, FREE in-house financing is available.
For Asbestos Testing and Removal in the GTA – it's Canada's Restoration Services
At Canada's Restoration Services, we employ highly trained asbestos technicians to ensure the most comprehensive asbestos remediation. Our people are IICRC Certified and experienced in residential homes and commercial buildings.
In addition to asbestos removal in Toronto (and asbestos testing in Toronto), CRS also provides additional remediation services such as smoke damage and water damage restoration. We also offer round-the-clock emergency services.
Find out more about all of our services by calling 1-888-551-0514 directly and speaking with one of our in-house asbestos experts. Or visit our website at www.canadarestorationservices.com.