Asbestos. Everyone has heard of it, but many do not know the true risks of having it in your Calgary home or business. Asbestos was a popular building material between the 1940s and 1970s used for its dual ability to act as an insulator and fire retardant. For these reasons it was used in the construction of a large number of Calgary homes during that time period. Asbestos can often be found under old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, shingles, siding, or around boilers or pipes. Unfortunately years later asbestos was revealed to be extremely hazardous for human health, and that is why it must be removed.
Asbestos is often discovered during renovation projects meant to update older homes. Use caution with asbestos as it is not safe to remove the substance without the proper safety equipment. Disturbing asbestos fibres can lead to dust which can be damaging to your lungs if inhaled. Asbestos can cause cancer, trouble breathing, or other lung ailments. Because of this risk, it’s best to leave asbestos removal to the experts. Never try to remove or identify asbestos yourself, as it takes a trained eye to spot asbestos within a building, and special equipment and practices to remove it.
In the case that you do find asbestos in your home, don’t panic. As long as the fibres are undisturbed, there is little chance of the asbestos harming your health. Simply keep the area free of people or items that may disturb the asbestos (if you are doing renovations, put a hold on the work until the asbestos can be removed), and contact your local asbestos remediation company. The experts will come in, inspect the asbestos, and make a proper plan to remove it safely leaving you with no worries.
For asbestos removal in Calgary, you will want a company that is trusted, licensed, and efficient. At Extreme Quality Restoration, these criteria and more are fulfilled with every customer interaction. Let our experts take care of your asbestos removal quickly and safely so that you and your family can live healthy and without worry.
Contact us below today if you think you have asbestos present in your Calgary home or business.