Today asbestos is understood to be a harmful material. Though, in past decades asbestos was seen as very useful. Thousands of Canadian homes were built and insulated with asbestos. Asbestos can cause a number of illnesses. Even asbestos that has not been deteriorated at all can become dangerous in the future. Asbestos abatement services keep your home or business safe.
Do not attempt your own asbestos abetment projects. When attempted without the proper abatement plan, understanding and safety equipment, asbestos abatement efforts can lead to increased chances of asbestos-related illnesses and illegal processes. Leave your asbestos abatement needs to experienced contractors.
Asbestos In Your Property
During the 1930s to the late 1980Õs asbestos was valued as an insulation and building material due to its natural fibrous strength as well as fire-resistant, inexpensive and lightweight qualities. This then lead to a number of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) being installed into various aspects of homes and businesses across Canada. Asbestos can be found in your ceilings, floors, cement foundations, various coatings as well as in a number of insulation materials. Asbestos that is currently intact and durable is referred to as Ònon-friableÓ and is considered less dangerous. Non-friable asbestos can commonly be contained or encapsulated with a coating spray. Friable asbestos is somewhat broken down and can easily be crushed. This asbestos can quickly lead to airborne asbestos particles, which makes it very dangerous.
What Is Abatement?
Abatement is defined as the reduction or end of a material. Abatement services aim to take out a substance, material or truly anything that is harmful or otherwise unwanted. In regards to asbestos, abetment refers to various procurers performed to control; contain and eliminate the release of airborne asbestos fibres from ACMs, or to remove them entirely. The abatement process can involve asbestos removal, encapsulation containment or even repair. Asbestos abatement services work to keep yourself, or family, and or your employees safe from asbestos-related illnesses.
Why Does Asbestos Need Abatement?
Asbestos containing materials can break down or become damaged over time. When this occurs small particles of asbestos fibres are released into the air. These particles are inhaled and can lead to a number of serious respiratory illnesses. Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that occurs when an abundance of asbestos particles build up in the lungs. Lung pleural thickening can also occur due to long-term asbestos inhalation. These lung issues can lead to pain or difficulty breathing as well as other health issues. Asbestos inhalation has also been directly linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma formation.
Hundreds of Canadians die each year from mesothelioma, lung Cancer and other asbestos related illnesses, making it the leading cause of Canadian occupational deaths. Asbestos inhalation is most harmful to the growing lungs of children and for those with lung compromising disorders like asthma. Homes and businesses that were built prior to the 1990Õs should be inspected for ACMs, as symptoms of asbestos-related illnesses may take upwards of 10 years to show. The earlier your asbestos is contained or removed, the safer your property is. Contact a professional for asbestos abetment services today.