What is Asbestos Encapsulation?
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on October 25, 2021
When asbestos is uncovered in a commercial or residential property, calling for asbestos removal in Toronto is the next crucial step in guaranteeing your health and safety. Depending on the type of asbestos found on-site, which can be determined with asbestos testing in Toronto, and whether its friable anyone on the premises can be in immediate danger.
One strategy used to prevent hazardous fibres from becoming airborne, either before or instead of asbestos removal in Toronto, is encapsulation. Encapsulation effectively seals fibres, without physically removing the hazardous mineral from your property. At Canada’s Restoration Services, our team will determine the most effective approach to asbestos removal in Toronto using our professional assessment based off of results from both inspections and asbestos testing in Toronto.
Here’s what you should know about asbestos encapsulation for asbestos control in Toronto.
Where to Find Asbestos and When It's a Problem
Asbestos can be found throughout your commercial or residential property, typically wrapped in pipes, insulation, and even in drywall. Asbestos poses the most significant threat when it's friable or easily disrupted, but it can be difficult to know it's lurking beneath the surfaces; if you're unsure, Canada's Restoration Services can help with asbestos testing in Toronto. Our experienced and professional team can conduct comprehensive and safe asbestos tests to determine the type and where it may be.
Asbestos becomes a problem when it's disturbed and becomes airborne — in which the fibres divide and travel through the air and accumulate in the lungs of those who are exposed. Inspections and asbestos testing in Toronto at Canada’s Restoration Service can assess how much of a risk asbestos containing materials (ACMs) pose based on the category the mineral falls in, serpentine or amphibole, and its friability (likeliness to disintegrate under pressure). This information and the location of ACMs will determine the best way to go about asbestos abatement.
What is Asbestos Encapsulation?
In essence, asbestos encapsulation is the sealing and binding of asbestos fibres to prevent them from becoming airborne. It provides property owners with peace of mind, knowing that asbestos is effectively sealed and fibres won't be released as a result of aging, accidental contact, or even raw asbestos edges.
Instead of asbestos removal in Toronto, some opt for asbestos encapsulation for a myriad of reasons, primarily affordability and safety. Another reason why some choose encapsulation is due to its ease and convenience. Because asbestos removal can be time-consuming, encapsulation prevents the need for either closing down your business or making your home unlivable for a few days. Additionally, encapsulation eliminates the need for disposing of the material, which can be a costly and tricky procedure due to strict controls and authorizations.
Choose Asbestos Removal Whenever Possible
Although asbestos encapsulation can be safe and easy in some ways, the best thing to do is to effectively eliminate any trace of asbestos in your property. If you counter asbestos in your property, contact our 24/7 customer service team for any inquiries or emergencies. Our team can provide in-depth inspections to find asbestos in every corner of your home and completely eradicate it from the premises. We'll be with you for the entire process — inspections, removal, and even disposing of it.