Questions about hazardous impact of asbestos on health have worried homeowners for over two decades! Asbestos Removal Ottawa started providing its services in reply to the growing demand for asbestos removal in Ottawa and area, and has performed hundreds of asbestos removal projects in houses, commercial and industrial buildings.
Asbestos used to be a valuable component of building materials from 1950s to mid 1980s. Low thermal conductivity and high fire resistance have made asbestos irreplaceable in pipe insulation, roofing, attic insulation, floor registers and other technical and structural elements of a building.
Later, when health aspects of asbestos exposure were thoroughly studied, the material was banned from construction usage in Canada and the US. However, a lot of older homes still have traces of asbestos. Asbestos Removal Ottawa provides its expertise and experience to inspect buildings for asbestos presence, perform necessary testing and execute asbestos removal according to industry regulations and safety guidelines.
The process of asbestos removal by Asbestos Removal Ottawa starts with a visual inspection. An experienced asbestos inspector examines the area and can usually tell on the site if asbestos is present in a house. Whether it is vinyl floor tiles or “popcorn” ceiling, vermiculite insulation or pipe wrapping, inspectors of Asbestos Removal Ottawa can suspect asbestos presence just by looking at these materials. However, each case requires additional laboratory testing to prove that the material contains asbestos, and to find out if its quantity is above the safety norms.
Even though asbestos becomes dangerous only when disturbed or damaged, it is recommended to remove it if discovered as soon as possible! When asbestos fibers get released into the air and inhaled, they cause a variety of serious illnesses, including asbestosis and lung cancer.
Asbestos removal must be handled with extra care and increased safety measures. If your Ottawa household is over 30 years old, you should consider conducting an asbestos inspection and asbestos testing with Asbestos Removal Ottawa prior to any construction or renovation works in the house! Construction activities can accidentally damage asbestos-containing materials and cause major asbestos contamination!
Asbestos Removal Ottawa strictly follows industry safety standards at its asbestos removal projects, protecting its clients and employees from any kind of asbestos exposure! Asbestos removal process requires special two- or three-room barricades, depending on the type and difficulty of the project, in order to prevent cross-contamination. Professional air-purifying equipment is also used on the site, as well as personal protective equipment, including HEPA-filter respirators. Additional breakage of asbestos-containing materials could release huge amount of fibers into the air. Asbestos Removal Ottawa guarantees accurate removal of asbestos without further damage of the material!
Asbestos removal is a complex procedure that requires professional knowledge and experience. If you suspect that your house might contain asbestos – contact your local asbestos removal specialists! Asbestos Removal Ottawa will provide a detailed consultation and a thorough asbestos inspection to take care of your asbestos concerns!