Asbestos is toxic and can be found in homes and commercial buildings.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a carcinogenic mineral found in rocks and soil that is known to cause illnesses such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. This microscopic material is also flexible, durable and highly hazardous. Up until the 90s, asbestos was a common choice in both residential and commercial construction for it’s insulating and fire-resistant properties. In Toronto, asbestos is commonly found in cement, plaster, industrial furnaces, heating systems, insulation, ceiling tiles, and house sidings.
The only method of detecting asbestos is through a series of appropriate tests. Thus, asbestos should only be handled by experts due to it’s sensitivity and ability to spread. Asbestos can also become airborne if mishandled or scrubbed.
Since asbestos cannot always be detected with the naked eye, tests should be conducted by trained restoration personnel. If your home or business contains asbestos, contact us immediately for an emergency asbestos evaluation.
Asbestos removal should not be conducted by an amateur. Improperly handling asbestos can cause microscopic particles to become airborne, quickly transmitting and contaminating surrounding areas. When inhaled, the fivers can cause lung irritation and sickness. Prolonged exposure to asbestos at home or work can even result in cancer and lung disease.
We are fully licensed, trained and insured to diagnose and remove asbestos from homes, condos and businesses. Furthermore, our emergency restoration team safely dispose of the substance with dust-tight containers that prevent asbestos fibers from spreading.
Toronto’s Asbestos Removal Experts
Icon Restoration has been trusted by hundreds of Canadian homeowners and businesses across Toronto for residential and commercial asbestos removal. With over a decade of experience, our certified asbestos removal experts are able to determine the scope of the problem and properly dispose of any asbestos that’s contaminated your property.