If you’re like most of us, you probably have set some big goals for 2014. In fact, many Canadians use the potential that comes with a fresh calendar to quit smoking, get into shape, or take the next big step in their careers.
But, one New Year’s resolution that most Calgary homeowners don’t make – even though they should – is to have their property inspected for asbestos. Although that might not sound as exciting or life-changing as the resolutions that are more common, it could end up being one of the best decisions you ever make.
Here are three of the biggest reasons why:
1. Asbestos is very dangerous. This isn’t news, but it’s something that we could all stand to be reminded of from time to time. Asbestos leads to mesothelioma and other health problems, meaning that undetected deposits in your home could lead to illness, or even death, for you and your family.
2. Asbestos can still be found in many Calgary homes and businesses. Calgary homeowners often believe that they couldn’t have asbestos, since their houses are relatively new. However, loopholes in building codes allowed manufacturers to keep using asbestos in construction past 1990. What’s more, it can be found in insulation, drywall, and lots of other places you might not expect.
3. Calgary asbestos removal takes specialized training and equipment. While having asbestos in your house is dangerous, removing it brings a number of health challenges, as well. That’s why you want a team of trained experts getting rid of any that might be in your home or building, and doing so without putting more potentially carcinogenic particles into the air you breathe.