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 professional can help you clear your doubts you might have about whether your home is safe.
DIY asbestos removal in Toronto is extremely risky, and such endeavours often make the situation worse. Hiring a professional asbestos abatement company in Toronto will ensure that the removal is done thoroughly and with minimum risk. Certified asbestos removal companies take complete responsibility for the entire process and guarantee that you are protected from any potential liability during the removal. After the hazardous materials have been removed, experienced inspectors remove all remaining traces of asbestos and clean the entire area. Such materials must be disposed of according to the state and municipality regulations and taken to landfills authorized to handle them.
Finding Asbestos in Your Home
Due to its cheapness and favourable insulating and fire-resisting qualities, asbestos was often mixed with other materials. When homeowners find asbestos at their premises, it usually happens by accident. It is challenging to notice its presence without previously having knowledge of building materials and their manufacturers. This is why successful asbestos identification and abatement require training and experience.
How Does Asbestos Removal In Toronto Work?
To remove asbestos with minimal risks, certified inspectors follow a strict procedure. Deviating from the removal methodology might result in unsuccessful removal or contamination of previously asbestos-free areas. Every member of the staff working in the designated area must wear adequate safety equipment. Asbestos microfibrils are very light and easy to spread, so before beginning any work, the site must be isolated with asbestos-proof polyethylene sheets and tape. In some cases, the sheets are dampened during the process to control the spread of dust or fibrils. If there is visible dust on the surfaces, the inspectors will remove it using a damp cloth or a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
When the working area is adequately isolated and prepared, the inspectors will start to carefully remove asbestos-containing materials. The removed materials are immediately placed in thick plastic bags and sealed. Dust and waste are cleaned up regularly during the removal process to prevent a rapid increase in the concentration of asbestos. Once the removal is complete, inspectors will vacuum the area thoroughly and ensure there are no remaining microfibrils around. To confirm that the removal was completed successfully, it is advised to hire a different Toronto company and get asbestos testing.
Many Toronto homeowners wonder if the cost of the abatement pays more than a DIY asbestos removal. Considering the damage asbestos can make in a building, it is best not to jeopardize the health of the residents and reach out to an expert. Inch by Inch Inspections’ certified staff is always ready to provide quality service and make your home a healthier place. Call Inch by Inch today to schedule your inspection or click schedule now!