Asbestos is a fibrous material that was widely used in construction from the 1950s to the 1990s. Naturally occurring, durable and fire resistant, asbestos refers to a group of six minerals that can lead to harmful health problems. If you live in an older home, you could be at risk of asbestos exposure. If you plan on renovating any part of your home, workers risk being exposed to asbestos as well.
Before proceeding with renovations, and to decrease your general risk of asbestos exposure, it is recommended you have a professional provide asbestos removal at your Alberta or Edmonton home or business. Advanced Remediation Solutions has been removing asbestos since 2004 and offers free estimates.
Potential Areas in Your Home with Asbestos
When discovered, asbestos was thought to be a miracle mineral because it could be used for many purposes from fireproofing insulation to the backing on linoleum flooring. If your home is old and isn’t well-sealed, there could be significant health risks from asbestos. Newer homes and well-sealed older homes don’t hold such risks.
Because of its versatility, durability and fire and chemical resistance, asbestos can potentially be found in any room of your home. Roof felt shingles, furnace insulation and switches are just a few products that asbestos was used for. Other products include:
If built before the 1990s, your home or office needs a professional abatement team to perform an inspection to determine if you or your loved ones are at risk.
How We Remove Asbestos
Asbestos can be disturbed by maintenance and demolition, and asbestos products can simply degrade on their own over time. Asbestos causes problems when its fibres become airborne. At that point, the fibres can be inhaled or ingested, causing health problems. To ensure safety of any workers and loved ones, it’s important to hire a trained asbestos professional, like Advanced Remediation Solutions.
Just like with mold, when we perform asbestos removal in your building, we start with containment. Our team, wearing full hazmat protective gear, seals off the asbestos containing area of your property. We create negative air using air moving equipment. An environmental consultant then visually inspects the contained area before we begin the abatement process.
We remove asbestos-affected materials and bag them. Then we dispose of the materials according to Alberta Abatement Guidelines. Afterward, an environmental consultant performs a clearance inspection to ensure all asbestos-affected materials have been removed from your property.
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If you think an object in your home contains asbestos, treat it as if it does. Products that are in good condition pose little to no threat, but, once damaged, these products can release asbestos into the air. Thus, we recommend not starting remodelling or demotion projects until after you have had an asbestos inspection.
It is important for asbestos abatement workers to follow all safety precautions to ensure containment of the asbestos and prevent it from going airborne. Before hiring a team for asbestos abatement in Edmonton or Alberta, we recommend looking at their accreditations, affiliations and reviews to ensure you’re choosing a competent and safe company. Advanced Remediation Solutions has an A+ rating with the BBB, and we always use safe practices during asbestos removal projects. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.