Where Are You Likely to Find Asbestos in Your Oakville Home

Asbestos was a popular and widely used building material between the 1960s and 1980s due to its durability, accessibility, affordability and heat resistance. Because of these attractive qualities builders and manufacturers used the mineral widely, now despite ongoing asbestos abatement in Oakville and the GTA, the mineral continues to be uncovered in residential and commercial properties. 

The best way to know if you need asbestos abatement services is to recognize where the mineral is likely to be found. 

If you’re planning renovations, maintenance, or other home activities in any of the following areas, you could be at risk of asbestos exposure. Before commencing renovations or invasive work on your home, put your mind at ease, contact Inch By Inch Inspections for comprehensive and safe asbestos detection and asbestos removal in Oakville. 

Attic

asbestos abatement OakvilleWhile your attic may remain empty or a place for storage, you might want to renovate it and make it an additional part of the house or simply upgrade the insulation. However, many unfinished attics contain asbestos, especially in vermiculite insulation. Vermiculite insulation is an outdated material that appears gray-brown in colour with a pebble-like appearance. Iif you encounter this insulation in your attic, there’s a high probability it contains asbestos. Before beginning any projects in your attic, contact Inch By Inch Inspections for asbestos removal in Oakville. 

Tiles

Asbestos was a popular material used in ceiling and floor tiles. Due to the strength and durability of the mineral, it was used in floor tiles, generally vinyl or linoleum. Much like all asbestos-containing materials, asbestos floor tiles won’t pose a hazard unless disturbed, whether through sawing, drilling, or tearing the tiles out. If you plan on changing your floor tiles, take some preventative measures and get asbestos abatement in Oakville. 

Stucco or Popcorn Ceilings

If you have popcorn ceilings in your property, they likely contain asbestos. Popcorn ceilings are incredibly friable, so the chances of asbestos minerals becoming airborne is very high, especially compared to other asbestos-containing materials. Transforming your popcorn ceiling to a modern flat ceiling is a significant asbestos risk, before beginning, contact our team for an inspection. 

Pipes

The heat and fire-resistant properties of asbestos made it an ideal material to use for pipe insulation. Pipes in basements, furnace rooms, or utility rooms around your home may be wrapped in insulation that contains asbestos; this type of insulation has a grey, corrugated cardboard appearance and is completely wrapped around the pipes. If you’re unsure whether or not asbestos is present around your pipes and lines in your property. Plumbing and HVAC maintenance will leave you at risk if asbestos is not abated. To confirm whether you need asbestos removal services in Oakville or elsewhere in the GTA, call Inch By Inch Inspections.

Vents

Asbestos may very well be hidden in your heating ducts and vents. Asbestos cloth and paper were commonly used to line and insulate pipes in heating and cooling systems within many residential properties. While your vents and ducts may not be first on your list of renovations, getting an asbestos inspection is in your best interest.

Professional Asbestos Abatement Services

If your property is in need of asbestos abatement services, look no further than Inch By Inch. Our team of experienced professionals will discover all areas of your home that contain asbestos, so you’re safe to carry on with maintenance and renovations.

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