How sure are you that you don’t have any asbestos in your home, causing serious health risks for you and your loved ones? Unfortunately, lots of homeowners and property managers assume they have nothing to worry about when they could be surrounded by asbestos, potentially breathing it in and out each day.
To understand how that could be, there are a few things you need to know about Calgary asbestos testing and removal:
Asbestos is still more prevalent in Calgary homes and buildings than most people think.Given that the dangers of asbestos were recognized long ago, people tend to assume that it’s only an issue in older houses. However, unless your home was built after 1990, there is still a chance asbestos was used, and so it should be checked.
Calgary asbestos testing requires experience and technical skill. Not long ago, we had the chance to visit with a new customer who had recently had their home checked for asbestos. But, when we began to look under flooring and in other less obvious places, we found that the previous technicians hadn’t even looked, even though we were likely to find more asbestos. The lesson to be found here is that you want a team of technicians who knows how to deal with asbestos, as well as where they should look for it.
Asbestos can be “hidden” in many older homes. In some homes, asbestos has been buried under several layers of vinyl flooring. Unfortunately, this might make it harder for those without the right experience or background to find it, but that doesn’t take away the associated health risks.
Where asbestos has been used, complete removal is the safest option. Every Calgary asbestos removal project is different, but the important part is that all of the hazardous material is removed, even if that means taking out drywall, mud compounds, and even components of the ceiling. With the right team, these kinds of removal projects can be done quickly, safely, and efficiently.
This article was written by Jason Rorke. Visit Jason on Google+