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Products You Can Find In Burlington That Still Contain Asbestos

Posted on Aug 13, 2021

The government has officially banned the use of asbestos in construction and building-related products. However, this potentially harmful and toxic substance is still present in some products. There are still numerous everyday products that might shock you by containing asbestos. So, if you are worried about asbestos presence in your house, read...

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Do All Older Homes In Oakville With Popcorn Ceiling Contain Asbestos?

Posted on Aug 09, 2021

Popcorn ceilings (also called “cottage cheese,” “acoustic,” or “stucco” ceilings) were quite famous from the early 1950s to the 1980s. Homeowners and builders opted for these ceilings due to the bumpy, spray-on texture, as it offered quick and easy application. Plus, it helped builders disguise ceiling...

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The Places Asbestos Might Be Hiding in Your Toronto Home

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

Many homeowners are shocked when they find out that asbestos is present in their homes. However, when we consider the age of the housing stock in Toronto, it is not a surprise that many houses require a visit from an asbestos removal specialist before renovations. Disturbing the asbestos-containing materials will release dangerous microfibrils,...

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Ensuring Proper Asbestos Removal In Toronto

Posted on Jul 02, 2021

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that, before its ban in 2018, was widely used as a building material because of its strength and heat- and chemical-resistant qualities. Now we are aware that asbestos is a hazardous material, but its presence is still common in our homes. Once damaged, asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) release...

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The 3 Types of Asbestos Removal

Posted on Jun 08, 2021

Finding asbestos in your home is always bad news. No matter what type of asbestos is present, abatement is always necessary. All types release dangerous microfibrils, and inhaling them can cause long-term lung damage. That is why you should always call an asbestos abatement company to remove any traces of this hazardous material. Considering that...

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How Asbestos Removal In Toronto Works

Posted on May 04, 2021

Asbestos is a highly hazardous material, not long ago used in construction for various materials – roofing, house siding, insulation, popcorn ceilings, floor tiles and similar. As it was banned only a few decades ago, quite a few homes in Toronto contain this dangerous material. If you live in Toronto, getting asbestos testing done by a...

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Asbestos FAQ

Posted on Apr 23, 2021

When testing your home for any dangerous products or materials, Asbestos is a name that comes up in every discussion and for a good reason. Asbestos was heavily used in the building and home industry before the 1990s for insulation, walls, plumbing, and more. When components with Asbestos are damaged, they can release asbestos fibers which can...

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Guide To Hiring An Asbestos Removal Company in Mississauga

Posted on Apr 16, 2021

Asbestos testing and abatement are one of the most important steps you can take to protect your home and increase its value. Homes built before 1990 across the GTA likely have asbestos in the building, either in the insulation, plumbing, walls, or other areas. If you're looking to do a home renovation or planning on selling, it's essential...

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What To Expect From Asbestos Testing & Abatement

Posted on Apr 13, 2021

Asbestos used to be a common building component material that was used as insulation in homes before 1990. Many older buildings across the GTA have asbestos inside their walls, attics, plumbing and other areas. Asbestos is considered a health hazard, and inhaling asbestos particles can lead to respiratory issues, disease and even cancer. If you...

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How Long is the Asbestos Abatement Process In Burlington

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

Discovering asbestos contamination in the home is always bad news. This harmful material has very serious long-term effects on health, so it is in your best interest to get rid of it as soon as possible. Considering the high risk of exposure and other dangers of DIY removal, it is best to contact a professional asbestos removal company in...

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All You Need to Know About Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company in Toronto

Posted on Mar 26, 2021

Once widely used in construction due to its favourable physical qualities, asbestos is now viewed as a harmful pollutant. Its use in construction was banned in the 1980s, but many homes built before the ban still stand today, presenting a potential danger to all inhabitants’ health. For this reason, it is highly advised that all homeowners of...

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Choosing the Best Asbestos Removal Company in Burlington

Posted on Mar 22, 2021

A naturally-occurring, fibrous silicate mineral, asbestos was widely used in construction during the previous century. It became prevalent due to its favourable physical qualities and cheapness, and its versatility only contributed further. Asbestos was often mixed with concrete and other materials (roofing, insulation, flooring) to improve their...

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How to find the best Asbestos Testing Company in Toronto

Posted on Mar 10, 2021

When it comes to your home, you always want the best materials, inspections, and contractors used because it's where you live and where you spend most of your time. The expectation for quality should also be applied to asbestos testing your home. Your health should always be a priority, and it’s essential to get a quality asbestos test...

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A Burlington Homeowners Guide to Asbestos Testing

Posted on Feb 16, 2021

Burlington is becoming an increasingly popular home for those choosing to live near Toronto. If you’re one of them, congratulations on becoming a new homeowner in Burlington! As with any other large purchase, buying a home can be a complicated process, and completing a home inspection is one of the best ways to ensure that your new home...

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Can I Test for Asbestos Myself?

Posted on Feb 03, 2021

Asbestos is a highly hazardous material you don’t want to find in your home. Before its negative health effects were discovered, this material was widely used in construction due to its favourable insulating and fire-resisting qualities. Many Burlington homes were built before the ban in the late ‘80s, so if you live in an older...

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What Does Asbestos Testing Look Like?

Posted on Jan 27, 2021

Once considered an advantageous building material, asbestos is now listed as one of the most harmful indoor air pollutants. Only a few decades ago, it was discovered that this naturally-occurring mineral is very harmful to human health and that it causes severe diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer. Although its use in construction ceased upon...

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Places in the Home to Test for Asbestos

Posted on Jan 19, 2021

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral used widely hen developing the city of Oakville. Asbestos was commonly mixed with concrete to improve its resistance to fire and electrical conductivity without increasing its weight. However, its use in construction ceased when it was discovered that inhaling its microfibers causes very serious...

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How Do I Know If There Is Asbestos in My Home?

Posted on Dec 24, 2020

Due to its favourable insulating and fire-retardant qualities, asbestos was widely used in construction, as well as for making products like fire proximity suits. When it was discovered that exposure to its microfibers causes very serious diseases, its use was widely banned. However, there are still many homes in Oakville that were constructed...

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Professional Asbestos Removal in Burlington

Posted on Dec 18, 2020

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring silicate mineral that consists of long, thin, thread-like crystals, usually white or gray in colour. Each crystal is further composed of numerous microscopic fibrils. This mineral was widely used in construction in the previous century due to its favourable insulating and fire-resistant qualities. However, when...

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