What To Do If Asbestos is Released in Your Home?
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on June 25, 2021
Many of us live in homes containing products made with asbestos. Asbestos removal in Mississauga and Toronto uncovers the source of these harmful and dangerous particles. When it comes to health and safety, professional asbestos removal services in Toronto ideally happens before asbestos is disturbed — but that’s not always possible. If asbestos has been released in your home, what should you do?
Know the Signs
As cities like Mississauga and Toronto were booming in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, asbestos was believed to be a safe, fire-proof material. It was extensively used in insulation, flooring, ceilings, and around pipes, but it wasn't until the '80s that its cancer-causing and lung-destroying side effects became known.
Asbestos has no taste, smell, or tell-tale visual characteristics. A visit with the team at Canada Restoration Services is the best way to identify items contaminated with asbestos. If you suspect something has asbestos, resist the urge to pick at it, take a sample, or try to remove it yourself — the particles are ultra-fine and are easily made airborne as such they need careful containment and protective equipment.
When you call Canada’s Restoration Service for asbestos removal in Mississauga and Toronto, we are sure to contain the area where asbestos has been found to protect your home and your family.
Keep your eyes peeled for:
- water leaks
- crumbling ceiling or floor tiles
What to Do When You’ve Found Asbestos
Suppose you've found degrading asbestos or have had a positive asbestos test returned. In that case, the best solution is to leave the premises as soon as possible and not return until you've had a complete asbestos removal service. Of course, this isn't always easy, so during a visit with a Canada Restoration Services technician, we'll help you assess the risks and make suggestions for your next steps.
If you have any doubts about the presence of asbestos, call us! Professional asbestos testing can give you definitive answers to whether or not a substance is asbestos. The best times to do asbestos testing are:
- when replacing roofing materials
- attic insulation removal or maintenance
- before floor or ceiling renovations
- when removing popcorn or sprayed-on ceilings
- removing or replacing heating pipes or duct linings
- when doing maintenance or work on cars or motors
- before moving into a new home
If you’ve had a positive asbestos test, what do you do next?
Professional asbestos removal services in Toronto remain the best and safest way to protect you and your family from the cancer risks associated with asbestos. When it comes to damaged or disturbed asbestos products, remediation needs to happen quickly and professionally — but there are many materials that can be safely covered up or left alone if they’re in good condition.
Knowledge is power, and asbestos testing can give you valuable insight into the materials in your home and help you avoid dangerous mistakes or future liability.
Call us or send us a message online to reach our technicians to learn more about asbestos removal in Mississauga and Toronto right away.