Asbestos was a commonly used building material until the 1980s, when the dangers of asbestos exposure became well-known. The material was widely used in construction, particularly for insulation, and can still be found in many older buildings. The use of asbestos was eventually banned in Canada in 2018, but many buildings constructed around 1985 still contain asbestos.
Inch By Inch Inspections specializes in home and commercial property asbestos inspections and air quality testing in Toronto, providing a range of services to help homeowners and businesses identify and remove asbestos from their properties.
What is White Asbestos?
White asbestos, also known as chrysotile, is a type of asbestos that was widely used in construction and industry until the 1980s. It is a naturally occurring mineral fibre known for its strength, heat resistance, and insulating properties. White asbestos was commonly used in building materials such as insulation, roofing, and cement. However, the use of white asbestos was eventually banned in many countries due to its links to serious health issues, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. While white asbestos is no longer allowed, many buildings constructed before the 1980s still contain this hazardous material. As a result, it is essential to identify and safely remove any white asbestos present in buildings to ensure the safety and health of occupants.
For safe and effective asbestos removal, contact Inch By Inch Inspections. Our team offers a comprehensive approach to restoration, from asbestos inspections to complete removal.
How Asbestos Becomes a Problem
When white asbestos is disturbed, it releases tiny fibres into the air that can be inhaled. These fibres can then become trapped in the lungs and internal tissues, leading to a range of health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. As a result, white asbestos must be safely removed from any building where it is found.
Asbestos fibres can become airborne when materials that contain asbestos are disturbed, damaged or deteriorating. The disturbance can cause the fibres to separate from the material and become airborne, where they can then be inhaled by people in the vicinity. For example, drilling, sanding, sawing, breaking, cutting, or scraping materials that contain asbestos can cause the fibres to become airborne. Over time, asbestos-containing materials can also degrade or deteriorate, causing fibres to become airborne. Inhaling these fibres can be extremely dangerous and lead to severe health problems. As a result, it is essential to take precautions when working with or around materials containing asbestos and to have asbestos-containing materials safely removed by a professional asbestos removal company.
How to Remove White Asbestos From Your Property
Before any white asbestos removal work is carried out, Inch By Inch Inspections conducts a thorough asbestos inspection of the building. This inspection involves taking samples of any materials suspected of containing asbestos and sending them to a laboratory for testing. Once white asbestos has been confirmed, our specialists can develop a safe and effective removal plan.
During the removal process, Inch By Inch Inspections takes every precaution to ensure that the asbestos fibres are not released into the air. Our team of abatement experts uses specialized equipment to contain the asbestos fibres, and all workers are trained to handle the material safely. Once the removal is complete, we also conduct air quality testing to ensure the air is free of asbestos fibres.
Air quality testing in Toronto is a crucial part of the white asbestos removal process, as it ensures that the building is safe to occupy once the removal is complete.
Asbestos Inspections & Air Quality Testing Toronto
If you are concerned about the presence of white asbestos in your home or business, it is essential to contact a professional asbestos removal company like Inch By Inch Inspections. Attempting to remove white asbestos yourself can be extremely dangerous and can result in the release of asbestos fibres into the air, harming your health.
Inch By Inch Inspections offers a range of asbestos removal services, including white asbestos removal, and can provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that your building is safe and asbestos-free. Contact our team to schedule an asbestos inspection and ensure the safety of your building and its occupants.