How Flooded Basements Trigger Asbestos Exposure
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on April 25, 2023
When dealing with a flooded basement, asbestos exposure might be the last thing to enter your mind. However, if you reside in a home built from the 1960s to the 1990s, you need to be mindful of asbestos, as it was commonly used in construction materials. When dealing with a flood in an older property, it may trigger asbestos exposure, requiring urgent removal. Canada’s Restoration Services is a reputable company that is an expert in asbestos removal and will be able to clean up your flood and identify any threats that might be lurking.
Read on to learn more about how flooded basements trigger asbestos exposure.
Damage From a Flooded Basement
The after-effects of a flooded basement are just as damaging as the actual flood. Unfortunately, it can be a domino effect, with one issue leading to another. Flooded basements can lead to mold infestations and the risk of asbestos exposure.
Various kinds of asbestos were used for a wide array of building products still present in homes today. So after a flood in the basement, many structures become damaged and need replacement. This is where the risk of asbestos exposure resides, as those structures may contain asbestos if they are all original items from the period when asbestos was still being used.
If asbestos was used in materials in your basement, from ceiling tiles to drywall or cement, the asbestos fibers present could be disturbed once damaged. When asbestos becomes disturbed, it will become airborne and, if inhaled, will pose serious health risks to those exposed.
Asbestos Removal During Floods
When there is a risk of asbestos exposure, there is an entire process to inspect, test, and remove the asbestos. Contacting a certified asbestos removal specialist like Canada’s Restoration Services will thoroughly examine the basement and test areas that may contain asbestos. Asbestos will need to be contained and then entirely removed.
This is often why it is advisable to always contact professionals if you face a flood, as you may not be aware of the more significant risks the flood has caused to your health and home.
Canada’s Restoration Services for Floods and Asbestos Removal
A flooded basement can be overwhelming for homeowners as the flood needs to be cleaned up and the basement dried out. Then, you need to address the water damage in the basement and deal with any mold infestation, and finally, and most importantly, ensure there is no exposure to asbestos in materials that have been damaged. It’s a lot to take on and think about.
Canada’s Restoration Services is a team of certified professionals who handle every issue listed above professionally and thoroughly. Our team provides restoration services across the country, and we have the equipment, skills, and expertise to ensure we can successfully complete the project, regardless of how complicated or multifaceted, so it doesn’t come back to haunt you. We are an award-winning company that takes pride in providing the highest level of service that has earned us the trust and recognition of homeowners nationwide.