Asbestos is an incredibly harmful contaminant frequently found in residential and commercial properties. When asbestos is friable, it can be easily disrupted, causing the minuscule fibres to contaminate the air and causing adverse health effects. To check if asbestos fibres have polluted the air in your property, contact Inch By Inch Inspections for air quality testing in Toronto. If our team discovers that asbestos fibres are contaminating your property or air, we'll conduct a comprehensive asbestos inspection to determine the location of the hazardous mineral and eliminate it entirely.
Continue reading to learn more about how to keep asbestos out of your indoor air, and how to go about asbestos removal.
Source of Asbestos in Homes and Buildings
Due to asbestos's durability and heat resistance, it was frequently used around residential and commercial buildings during construction. Common building materials that contain asbestos include insulation, flooring, ceiling tiles, air ducts, and pipes. Activities that could trigger asbestos exposure include renovation, such as knocking down walls, changing insulation, or changing floor tiles. Sometimes, asbestos fibres can also become airborne due to degradation. Aging materials, like insulation or ceiling tiles, can degrade over time, causing asbestos to contaminate the air. If the air has become contaminated, you may be at risk of asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Prevention Methods
When it comes to asbestos, prevention is paramount. If your property was built in the mid to late 20th century, the chance of asbestos lurking in several building materials is high. Before you conduct maintenance, renovations, or any radical demolition in your property, reach out to Inch By Inch Inspections for an asbestos inspection. If asbestos is found, asbestos removal will be completed as soon as possible. Testing and removal is the only surefire way to prevent asbestos from becoming airborne and experiencing adverse health effects of the mineral. Following the removal and disposal of asbestos, our technicians will conduct air quality testing in Toronto to ensure your air quality is safe and healthy.
Best Practices for Asbestos Removal
Asbestos removal should only be left to professionals. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral with many long-term health implications that affect the respiratory system. If you were to attempt it on your own, you would be exposing yourself and others to the harmful effects of asbestos. In addition, it's unlikely that you'll completely eliminate it from your property. Without the proper equipment, the tiny asbestos fibres will continue to linger in your air, contaminating your property until you conduct professional air quality testing.
Air Quality Testing and Monitoring
By conducting regular air quality testing and monitoring, you're able to detect the presence of asbestos and other harmful contaminants that may be lingering in your property. At Inch By Inch Inspections, we use HEPA vacuums and air purifiers to help catch and identify air pollutants lingering in your indoor air, like asbestos.
Asbestos Abatement & Inch By Inch Inspections
To ensure that the air in your residential or commercial property is safe and free of hazardous contaminants like asbestos, contact Inch By Inch Inspections. Our team will conduct comprehensive air quality testing, monitoring, and asbestos abatement services.