Ajax Asbestos Removal
Canada’s Restoration Services provides asbestos removal in Ajax. Our certified technicians are able remove asbestos from any location; whether it’s in the attic, wrapped around piping, around duct work, floor vents, vinyl tiles and or from plaster.
At its height of popularity, asbestos was used extensively through different methods, but primarily it was used in building materials. Asbestos is known for its sound absorption, durability and resistance to fire, electrical and chemical damage. These characteristics, plus its affordability, made it the prime material to use for manufacturers and builders. Asbestos was best used as insulation, in walls or ceilings, or as electrical insulation, such as heating systems. It was also often mixed with other materials, making it commonly found in many household items. Asbestos has been found items such as: shingles and felt for roofing; pipe and boiler covering; compounds and cement, such as caulk, putty, roof patching, furnace cement and driveway coating; textured and latex paints; acoustical ceiling tiles and plaster; vinyl floor tiles; appliance wiring; hair dryers; irons and ironing board pads; flame-resistant aprons and electric blankets.
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Removal of asbestos is a very complex and extensive job. It must be done by an experienced and certified contractor. When disturbing an asbestos product, extreme precautions must be taken to protect the worker from breathing in the fibers.
- Removal in Attics
- Free Estimates
- Removal in Ducts/HVAC systems
- Vermiculite Insulation Removal
- Removal in Basements
- Removal from pipes
- Tile Removal
What are the health problems with asbestos?
While some asbestos fibres are more dangerous than others, all pose serious health risks when exposed. Asbestos fibres can be released through various ways, one being; after repairs, maintenance and renovations, causing a disturbance in asbestos-containing structural materials. The damage to someone’s health from exposure to the fibres is dependent on a few variables:
- amount of asbestos fibres in the air
- how long your exposure lasts
- how often you were exposed
- the size of the asbestos fibres inhaled
- the amount of time since your first exposure
- the type of asbestos fibre
Depending on the combination of these factors, health risks could range from mild to severe. The main concern is the damage it causes to lungs, once the fibres get lodged and impair lung function. Health risks that have often been observed in individuals exposed to asbestos have included:
- asbestosis - a scarring of the lungs that makes breathing difficult
- mesothelioma - an otherwise rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity
- lung cancer
- cancer of the larynx
- ovarian cancer
Asbestos was highly used in older Ajax homes built prior to the 80’s, as it was seen as an effective material for insulation. It was used to insulate numerous of items prior to the discovery of the health risks associated with it. Ajax lies east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario and is bordered by the City of Pickering to the west and north, and the Town of Whitby.
Materials containing asbestos fibers are highly hazardous when the conditions begin to degrade. Monitoring the conditions of any material containing asbestos is highly recommended to ensure it does not become airborne. If the product has deteriorated it is essential to not to further disturb it and have a certified Asbestos expert inspect your home immediately and remove the asbestos properly and return your property to a safe environment.
Our technicians use full containment under negative pressure, decontamination chambers and showers that are vital in order to safeguard everyone in the successful removal process of Asbestos fibers and Vermiculite Insulation removal. This includes: Protective suits, Shoe Covers, Full Face Respirators and Double Gloves. The materials are first completely wet with a binding agent and continually sprayed throughout the removal process to ensure they remain wet and the Asbestos Fibers/Asbestos Dust are not able to become airborne. All wet materials and debris are immediately placed in caution bags and sealed. All garbage is removed safely and carefully from the premises and brought to the appropriate facilities for Disposal of Asbestos Materials.