Myths About Asbestos Removal in Toronto

Many people believe that asbestos removal in Toronto is expensive because they have heard rumors that a tiny amount of asbestos costs thousands of dollars to remove. If you are concerned about the price, it may help to learn more about asbestos removal and asbestos testing in Toronto.

Why Asbestos Is Found in Buildings 

asbestos testing TorontoAsbestos is a mineral used in many building materials before it was banned by the government. This means that decades ago, asbestos was used in building materials such as roofing and ceiling tiles, insulation, flooring, drywall, and other materials.

Asbestos today is found mostly in older buildings, especially those built before 1980. It should not be found in newer buildings or homes where they were used. Whether it's a small asbestos removal job for your home or large commercial asbestos abatement, asbestos removal in Toronto can be quite confusing. 

Myths About Asbestos and Asbestos Removal in Toronto

There is a lot of misinformation about asbestos removal, and there are a lot of myths about asbestos testing in Toronto out there. To help you through the whole process, here is what you need to know:

Myth #1: Asbestos is not always harmful.

FALSE. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It has been mined and used widely in construction materials since the mid-20th century. It's designed for insulation, fireproofing, and strength. While in a non-friable state, asbestos is incredibly durable, it has been years since production has stopped and most applications of asbestos deteriorated by this point making almost every encounter with asbestos dangerous.

Myth #2: If I have asbestos in my house, I can remove it myself.

FALSE. It’s possible to remove most asbestos-containing materials yourself but you risk your safety while doing so. When attempting DIY asbestos removal in Toronto you run the risk of inhaling asbestos which can cause chronic illnesses such as mesothellioma. Even if you’re careful asbestos fibres can easily cling to your clothes. Also, you should be aware that independent removal efforts can cause damage to your property. 

The first step is to have your home or office tested for asbestos. Some types of asbestos are more dangerous than others, so it's best to err on the side of caution and hire a professional to ensure you proceed safely 

Myth #3: Asbestos removal is expensive and time-consuming.

FALSE. While certain safety procedures need to be followed during asbestos removal, the process itself is not necessarily expensive or time-consuming. In fact, many homeowners find that they can remove asbestos themselves but you run the risk of asbestos exposure. For property asbestos removal services in Toronto, it’s always safest to call a credible and certified abatement company. 

Myth #4: Asbestos-related diseases and illnesses are contagious.

FALSE. Asbestos-related diseases and conditions are not contagious. They are caused by exposure to asbestos fibres, which can happen if you work in an environment where there is asbestos or if you live in a home that contains asbestos-containing materials.

Myth #5: Newer properties are free of asbestos.

FALSE. Newer properties may still contain traces of asbestos from when it was used extensively in building construction materials.

Myth #6: Ignore it, and the asbestos will eventually go away on its own.

FALSE. Asbestos is a permanently hazardous material, meaning that it does not degrade or break down over time. Once asbestos fibers are released into the air, they can be inhaled or ingested and cause serious health problems. 

Asbestos Removal Services with Inch by Inch Inspections 

If you suspect that there may be asbestos in your home or office, it is important to reach out to Inch by Inch Inspections to learn about our asbestos testing and removal services in Toronto.

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