Asbestos is a type of material that occurs naturally. This highly fibrous material is known for its fire resistance, durability, and strength. As a result, it was used extensively in construction for many years. Unfortunately, breathing in asbestos has been shown to be linked to an elevated risk of lung disease. When asbestos fibres are enclosed properly, there are virtually no health risks posed by this material. The real risk occurs when asbestos fibres are released into the air, where they can be breathed, such as during home improvement or construction projects.
If you believe that your property may have asbestos and you are considering a renovation project, you should consider Toronto asbestos removal. It should be kept in mind that asbestos was frequently mixed with a variety of other substances, so it can be difficult to identify by sight. The following materials may include asbestos:
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Attic insulation
- Textured paints
- Joint compounds
- Cement sheet
- Cement roofing
- Roofing shingles, felt, and siding
By consulting with a professional Toronto asbestos removal firm, you can determine whether asbestos is present on your property and what methods, if any should be taken, to remove it in a safe and effective manner.