Why DIY Asbestos Abatement is Not an Option
Posted in Asbestos Removal, on May 03, 2023
Coming face to face with asbestos is frightening for a property owner due to the risks and incurable diseases associated with asbestos exposure. If you own an older property, you might be preparing for a renovation, remodel, or planning repairs that bring you into contact with asbestos-containing materials. You might think that asbestos abatement can be handled on your own, but this is certainly not the case. For successful, safe, and effective results, asbestos removal must be handled by a certified asbestos abatement company. In Ontario, only certified professionals are allowed to remove asbestos. At Canada’s Restoration Services, we offer comprehensive services including asbestos testing in Toronto, inspections and cleanup. Our multi-award-winning team has years of experience freeing commercial and residential property owners across Canada from the threat of asbestos and can do the same for you.
Read on to learn more about the hazards of removing asbestos.
Why is DIY Not Permitted for Asbestos Abatement
If you are particularly handy and feel you are able to remove asbestos, you need to understand it is illegal to try to remove asbestos yourself. Asbestos abatement can only be conducted by certified contractors in Ontario due to the immediate danger presented by the mineral.
How Does Asbestos Become Dangerous?
At rest, asbestos-containing materials are not dangerous, but they can easily become unsettled, at which point the small but harmful fibers can become airborne and easily inhaled, putting you and those in the property at risk of developing severe illness. The professionals at Canada’s Restoration Services have the training and equipment to effectively remove asbestos and protective gear to keep themselves safe and ensure there is no further spread of the asbestos mineral.
What to Do if You Find Asbestos
If you discover asbestos on your property or fear it may be hidden in the area where you’re planning renovations or maintenance, immediately schedule asbestos testing in Toronto. The good thing about hiring professionals is that they will know what to look for and what areas of the property are most likely to be contaminated. Using advanced tools and training we can offer a reliable assessment of risk and provide you with a clear scope of work.
Safe Asbestos Removal in Toronto
Asbestos removal requires a multi-step approach, including inspection, testing, abatement, and removal. Ensuring the asbestos is appropriately contained and removed with an effective filtration process occurring in tandem with the removal. The asbestos is made wet and then removed. Professionals will have all these materials and the know-how to remove asbestos effectively and safely.
Canada’s Restoration Services for Asbestos Abatement
When you suspect asbestos, choose one of the most trusted restoration companies in Toronto. Canada’s Restoration Services is an IICRC-certified leader in the restoration industry. You can rest assured you are in good hands with our team, who are highly skilled and experienced professionals. Finding asbestos in your property is stressful, but removing it doesn’t have to be.