Guide to Loose-Fill Asbestos Removal in Toronto
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on January 27, 2023
Asbestos can be found throughout residential and commercial properties in many different shapes and applications — tiles, pipe wrappings, and loose-fill insulation. Because of its superior heat resistance and affordability, loose-fill insulation was widely used in the mid to late 20th century. However, as people upgrade their insulation or conduct renovations, they risk exposure to the hazardous mineral. To prevent any long-term health problems related to asbestos, contact Canada’s Restoration Services for asbestos removal in Toronto. If you’re unsure about asbestos in your insulation, consider getting professional asbestos testing from our team of certified technicians.
Here’s a guide on loose-fill asbestos insulation, and whether or not you need asbestos removal in Toronto.
How to Know if Asbestos is in Your Insulation
Homes built before 1985 often contained loose-fill asbestos insulation; it was strong, accessible, and fireproof. Loose-fill asbestos insulation has a fluffy and lumpy appearance with a grey-white hue. This type of insulation was poured onto the floors of attics and can easily be blown around and become airborne. If your property has insulation that matches the appearance of loose-fill asbestos insulation, contact a professional for asbestos testing.
The Risk of Asbestos Insulation
Asbestos has many risks, especially loose-fill asbestos insulation. Loose-fill asbestos insulation is incredibly friable, causing the microscopic fibres to quickly become airborne. Once inhaled, asbestos fibres latch onto the lungs and will cause long-term health effects and respiratory issues. Asbestos-related illnesses include mesothelioma, asbestosis, and possibly lung cancer. To ensure that your home is free of loose-fill asbestos insulation, conduct a professional asbestos inspection.
What Can Cause Asbestos to be a Problem
Since loose-fill asbestos is friable, any minor disruption may cause it to be a problem. Renovations or maintenance often trigger asbestos disruption, especially with asbestos insulation. Before any renovations or projects commence, especially if it’s in an attic, contact Canada’s Restoration Services for an asbestos inspection and, if necessary, asbestos removal in Toronto. Our trusted technicians will identify all asbestos in your property and safely eliminate it. Once we’re finished, you’re able to safely carry on with your renovations.
Where Else Can You Find Asbestos
Asbestos has the potential to be found all throughout commercial and residential properties. Due to the heat resistance of the mineral, asbestos is used in all types of insulation, ranging from pipes, ductwork, boilers, floors, and in walls. However, there are many other building materials that asbestos was used in because of its durability and soundproofing, such as ceiling tiles, floor tiles, and popcorn ceilings.
Why Skip DIY Asbestos Removal in Toronto
All asbestos-containing materials should be taken care of by trusted and experienced professionals, especially loose-fill asbestos insulation. The risk of disturbing loose-fill asbestos insulation is incredibly high, and if you attempt to remove it on your own, exposure is inevitable. When it comes to asbestos, it’s always best to avoid any do-it-yourself methods. At Canada’s Restoration Services, we have the right tools, personal protective equipment, and experience to ensure that any trace of asbestos in your property is eradicated.
Asbestos Testing & Removal Toronto
For efficient, safe, and comprehensive asbestos removal, look no further than Canada’s Restoration Services. Our IICRC-certified technicians will eliminate all asbestos from your property, from loose-fill insulation to pipe wrappings.