Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was once widely used in construction and other industries because of its resistance to heat, chemical damage, and electrical conductivity. However, asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, including cancer. If you suspect that your home or office building may contain asbestos, it’s important to have a professional remove it as soon as possible.
Where Asbestos is Found?
Asbestos is most commonly found in insulation, flooring, pipes, and ductwork. It can also be found in siding, shingles, cement, Textured paints and coatings used on walls and ceilings, and in potting soil and vermiculite gardening products. If you suspect that your home or office building contains asbestos, do not try to remove it yourself. Instead, call a professional asbestos removal company.
Asbestos fibers are released into the air when materials containing them are disturbed. This can happen when they are sawed, sanded, scraped, or otherwise damaged in some way. When these fibers are inhaled, they can get trapped in the lungs and cause inflammation and scarring. Over time, this can lead to lung cancer or mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lungs).
The appearance of Asbestos Removal
The symptoms of asbestos exposure may not appear for 10-40 years after initial exposure. This is why it’s so important to have any materials containing asbestos removed from your home or office as soon as possible. You can contact Astra Construction Management, our team of certified professionals has the training and experience necessary to remove asbestos quickly and safely. We will also provide you with a certificate of completion that you can provide to your insurance company.
5 Steps to Asbestos Removal
Asbestos removal companies follow strict guidelines when removing asbestos from homes and businesses.
Step 1: Identify the Type of Asbestos:
The first step is to identify the type of asbestos present and the extent of the contamination. This can be done through an inspection of the property. Once the type of asbestos is identified, the next step is to determine how much of it is present and where it is located.
Step 2: Isolate the Area:
The next step is to isolate the area from the rest of the building with containment barriers and use specialized equipment to filter out any asbestos fibers that may be released into the air.
Step 3: Removal and Disposal:
Once the asbestos is safely removed from the property, it must be appropriately disposed of. This is done by double-bagging the material and labeling it as hazardous waste before transporting it to a designated disposal site.
Step 4: Cleanup and Decontamination:
Once all of the asbestos has been removed, the area must be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated. This involves the use of high-powered vacuums and special cleaning solutions to remove any trace of asbestos fibers that may remain in the air or on surfaces.
Step 5: Final Inspection:
Once all of the steps have been completed, a final inspection is done to ensure that everything has been done properly and that the area is safe.
Astra Construction Management in Calgary will ensure that your home or office building is free of asbestos and that you have peace of mind knowing there is no risk to your health or safety. We use the latest technology and techniques to remove asbestos quickly and safely from any residential, commercial, or industrial property.
Originally posted 2022-11-25 18:10:27.