What is the Cost of Delaying Asbestos Removal in Toronto
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on March 28, 2023
Asbestos was a hazardous material commonly used in construction until the mid-1980s. Asbestos-containing materials can be found in many older buildings and building materials, such as drywall, floor tiles, insulation, and ceiling tiles. Asbestos removal is a lengthy and complex process and should only be completed by certified professionals. For comprehensive and safe asbestos removal in Toronto, contact Canada’s Restoration Services. Delaying asbestos removal may cause numerous implications, such as high asbestos removal costs, financial penalties, and health risks.
Keep reading to learn about the cost of delaying asbestos removal in Toronto.
Health Risks of Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos has been associated with numerous adverse health effects and severe asbestos-related illnesses. If asbestos fibres become airborne, which occurs through disruption or degradation, they become inhaled and attached to the lungs. Symptoms related to asbestos exposure may include numerous respiratory issues, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. If asbestos exposure continues for an extended period, the more fibres will be inhaled, and the more serious the health risks. Prolonged asbestos exposure may result in asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.
Typically, symptoms of asbestos exposure don’t appear until a decade after exposure, making it incredibly difficult to know if you’ve been exposed in the first place. To prevent asbestos fibres from becoming airborne in the first place, contact a professional for an asbestos inspection. An asbestos inspection will minimize asbestos removal costs and eliminate any health risks associated with the hazardous mineral.
Financial Costs of Delaying Asbestos Removal
Not only does delaying asbestos removal create a significant health risk, but doing so also may lead to fines, penalties, and legal trouble. Ignoring and delaying asbestos removal will only increase maintenance and repair costs down the road. In addition, if you’re looking to sell your property and an inspection from a potential buyer discovers that asbestos is present, it will significantly devalue your property.
For those starting renovations in residential or commercial properties, submitting a designated substance survey is required in Ontario. Once a designated substance survey is provided, any harmful substances found, like asbestos, need to be eliminated from the property. For efficient asbestos removal in Toronto, reach out to Canada’s Restoration Services. If a designated substance survey is not submitted, there will be financial penalties, and the renovation may be paused or indefinitely suspended. Not only does this take time, but it also costs money and makes the renovation more stressful than it should be.
How to Get an Asbestos Inspection and Estimate
If you suspect that asbestos may be lingering in your property, contact a professional and certified restoration company. Asbestos is a dangerous and friable material that requires advanced tools, equipment and techniques.
Asbestos Removal with Canada’s Restoration Services
At Canada’s Restoration Services, our experienced technicians will thoroughly inspect your property to determine the prevalence of asbestos in your property. We’ll send it off to a third-party lab for additional testing. Asbestos removal costs depend on the amount of asbestos found, the type, and the concentration of it in materials.
To eliminate asbestos from your property and avoid risk, contact Canada’s Restoration Services today.