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Asbestos Removal: What Things To Consider For The Process

Asbestos fibers, which are microscopic in size, are extremely robust and resistant to fire and other forms of damage. This is why, for decades, contractors used this material in houses and businesses. Asbestos, unfortunately, poses a number of well-documented health hazards. It also links to mesothelioma, a disease that affects the heart, lungs, and abdomen linings. This is just one of many reasons to consider asbestos removal for your home or business.

If Your Home Was Built Before 1975 You Should Consider Asbestos Removal Process

General contractors commonly used asbestos in home construction from the early 1940s to the 1970s. If you live in a home built during this time period, the asbestos removal process may be very necessary. Although you may be aware that everyone used asbestos in blown-in attic insulation, there are numerous other sources of asbestos in older homes. You can find asbestos in hidden or forgotten places, posing a health risk. Similarly, you can find residential asbestos in a variety of places, including:

  1. Vinyl floor tiles

2. Putty and plaster

3. Caulking and glazing for windows

Your Ceilings Were Installed Before 1978

Even if you updated or painted your ceiling several times since then, you may have asbestos-containing ceilings in your business. This is especially true if you replaced your old ceilings with new ones. Sometimes the asbestos-containing ceiling is hidden from view. However, doesn’t mean that fibers and dangerous particles aren’t still making their way into your ductwork. Also into the air that everyone in your home or business breathes.

You May Have ‘Hidden’ Asbestos In Older Commercial Buildings

In commercial buildings, contractors frequently used asbestos until the 1970s. You may still have asbestos-containing materials in your commercial spaces. If you have built commercial buildings between the 1940s and the early 1970s, you should know that you will find asbestos on your property.

Risks Of DIY Asbestos Removal

There are numerous reasons to start the asbestos removal process. Whether you’ve recently noticed symptoms of worn or damaged asbestos materials or you’re planning a large remodeling. Solving the task yourself might come with extra hazards. Such as unexpected exposure to harmful fibers and the spread of asbestos particles.

Asbestos Testing And Removal Process

The first step in any asbestos removal job is to identify if asbestos materials exist in your home or place of business. Asbestos testing is the most efficient way to accomplish this.

Some of the most frequent methods for detecting asbestos are sample analysis and air monitoring.

It’s a technique for separating fibers from a sample. We can assist with documentation and other measures required to properly remove ACMs.

In case you notice the asbestos presence in your home or workplace you already know who to call.

Icon Restoration is a restoration firm based in Canada. We offer quick and efficient restoration services. 24/7. For an effective asbestos removal process don’t hesitate to contact us at our phone number (416) 901-4266 or send us an email at info@iconrestoration.com

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