With the summer over and the cold weather beginning to keep people indoors, you may be thinking about starting to do some renovations. Before you begin, you may want to consult an asbestos expert to make sure you know what exactly you’ll be deal with. This is because in many older homes, asbestos was used in almost everything. Concrete, drywall, and of course insulation, could all contain this potentially carcinogenic material.
In order to continue with your renovation safely, it’s important to know that your job site is safe. This is true for both a DIY project and a professionally done renovation. You have to be sure. In fact, in order to get a building, demolition, or renovation permit in Calgary, you’ll need to have Amity or another asbestos expert come and run some tests.
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Fortunately, removing asbestos in winter doesn’t add too many extra complications. We’ll arrive at your home and take samples of the walls, floor, and ceiling of the area you’re having renovated. Any material part of the house that is going to be disturbed needs to be checked. We’ll do some lab work and determine if any asbestos is present.
Anyone with a new home or who has had all the asbestos removed in the past will probably be ready to go get their building permit at this point. If we do find asbestos though, you will need to have it removed before any renovation, building, or demolition can take place. This is not a do it yourself project. It takes an expert with professional training to remove asbestos safely. It is so easy for this material to contaminate an entire home when it isn’t handled properly, and if some of the asbestos is left behind, your family could have long term exposure, illness, and death.
Regardless of the season, if you want to renovate, build, or demolish, asbestos removal isn’t optional. Call Amity Environmental today at (403) 667-8264 and do your part protecting yourself, your family, and everyone around you.