Asbestos is a very common, naturally occurring mineral that was used extensively in construction materials for many decades. Just as other minerals, like quartz, come in numerous different colours and may have different properties, asbestos also forms in a variety of colours and types. Each type of asbestos affects people a little differently, but all of them are hazardous and exposure often leads to lung cancer.
Legislation was introduced in 1978 to ban asbestos from building materials. However, many homes built prior to 1990 contain some asbestos, and the older your home is the higher the chance that asbestos containing materials could be present.
Because asbestos is so dangerous, it must only be removed by a team of experts. Asbestos is fibrous, almost fluffy, in texture. When the fibers become lodged in the lungs, they cause scarring that eventually leads to cancer. The professionals at Amity Environmental know how to protect your family while removing asbestos from your property.
When you work with us, we’ll carefully secure your home in order to contain any asbestos fibers. We’ll remove all traces of the asbestos and leave your house free of the dangerous fibers. The safety of you and your family is our number one priority.