Before 1989, builders often used asbestos-containing materials in house construction. The finish on ceilings was an area in particular where this was used. This finish could be stucco (popcorn), swirls or other designs added to the ceiling after the drywall or plaster was installed. Fast forward to today, and many of these homes still have […]
Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals composed of fibrous crystals. To better understand why a professional should complete asbestos testing, some of the dangers associated with this substance are listed below.
If you have a home built any time from 1930 to the late 1970s, it is possible that asbestos exists. Although banned in 1974, this material remains in structures throughout the country. If you suspect you might have asbestos in your home, or you simply want peace of mind, contact a reputable company for asbestos […]
If you have confirmed asbestos in your home, safety is paramount. The best option is to hire a professional company for asbestos removal. Although you may think you can do it yourself, the process is far too risky for a homeowner. Instead, you should use a licensed and experienced professional who goes through each step […]
The best way to minimize your risk of asbestos exposure is to avoid disturbing vermiculite-based insulation in any way.
Because asbestos has long been a part of construction throughout the Greater Toronto Area, testing is essential. Although officials have restricted the use of this dangerous material, there is still no full ban in place. If your home dates back earlier than the mid-1980s or someone has unexplained headaches, coughing, chest pain, and other related […]
The challenge with asbestos is that all building materials look the same to the untrained eye. For that reason, the average home or business owner would have no idea how to identify this dangerous material. However, you can always use the services of a reputable company that provides asbestos removal in Toronto if you have […]
If you have a home or business built prior to 1989 and suspect or worry that it contains asbestos material, for peace of mind, consider hiring a reputable company that performs asbestos testing. Different from an actual abatement, testing is a critical part of identifying a potential risk As part of the inspection, a company […]
During the 1930s through the late 1980s, builders commonly used asbestos in construction. However, in 1973 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act banned the use of spray-on asbestos products for insulation and fireproofing. Then in 1989, the same agency released its Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule, banning all asbestos products and applications. Following […]
When it comes to asbestos removal, an experienced and extensively trained technician should perform the work. Although you may have heard of asbestos insulation, this heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral exists in a broad range of things, including walls, ceilings, floors, carpeting, and more. In fact, during the 1970s and into the mid-1980s, it was commonly […]