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The Asbestos Do’s And Don’ts Every Toronto Homeowner Should Know

What is asbestos you may think? Is it that dangerous? Why is it necessary to remove asbestos if it’s found around my house? How should I do the removal? What are the asbestos do’s and don’ts?

We are going to break down every question that might pop into your mind. We are going to tell you how the removal process goes step by step. They do and don’t you should know as a homeowner dealing with asbestos. 

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a material that comes as a product of six naturally occurring minerals. Small fibers often compose of thinner microscopic fibrils. They are released into the atmosphere and become airborne and causing so many severe health issues if they enter someone’s organism. Inhaling these fibers can cause lung cancer and asbestosis.

In the past, this material was used for building purposes because it was a strong insulator and fire and electricity-resistant. Despite the fact that it was a health hazard. Asbestos kept being used by people to build and this became a serious problem til’ they finally banned it and made using it illegal in many countries.

After studies and research on people that were highly exposed to asbestos fibers throughout their lives. It is sure that the risk of lung cancer, fibrosis, asbestosis, and mesothelioma leads to a major increase. If you smoke, this risk is even higher.

The Asbestos Do’s And Don’ts Every Toronto Homeowner Should Know

Asbestos Don’ts

Try to remove it by yourself without the right equipment and safety goggles, gloves, and costume. If the asbestos material is not damaged and is in good condition, please do not disturb it to avoid further problems. If it really needs removal then the best you can do is hire professionals to handle its removal safely.

Being a health hazard, if damaged this material should quickly be removed or repaired. Exposing to this material will cause severe issues with your health so don’t neglect it.

How is asbestos repaired?

One of the ways is encapsulating the material using sealants to bind asbestos fibers together so they don’t travel with the air. The other way is by covering asbestos-containing materials you prevent them from spreading.

How is asbestos removed? 

If it is really required and is the last option then you should consider removing the track material instead of repairing it. The process of removal contains a big risk of fiber release. The only way to achieve non-toxic and dangerous results is by hiring specialists that will take care of and finish the job with responsibility. 

Asbestos Do 

Hire professionals. If you hire a professional asbestos removal company, make sure they will inspect the area making a complete visual examination and a careful collection of samples so the lab will give an accurate diagnosis of the problem. If it is present then the asbestos inspector should provide you with a plan for the best solution.

After the inspection, the asbestos professionals will decide if it needs encapsulation or total removal. 

If the removal is going to occur, any kind of ventilation around the house should be turned off to prevent the microfibers from circulating. Prep the area with plastic sheets and after the removal, the space be thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed and the asbestos remains should be sealed shut and sent to a safe landfill to be disposed of. 

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