Follow Us:

Asbestos in Your Calgary Home

Homeowners are always asking us for tips on spotting asbestos in their homes, but the bad news is, asbestos is not easy to detect unless you’re a contractor here at 24/7 Restoration. Calgary homes built before the 1980s more than likely have asbestos contained within building materials, like pipes and drywall. The mere presence of asbestos does not make it dangerous, it’s when materials are broken that allows for the fibres to become airborne, where it can have negative affects on your family’s health. With the ’80s in the rear-view mirror, many of us are forgetting that natural wear and tear will break down these materials, and asbestos doesn’t need a hammer to escape.

Even the best-built home will begin to break down. And thousands of homes from pre-1980 are due for major renovations, increasing the potential of exposure to asbestos. Homes built before the 1980s can have asbestos in the following construction materials:

  • Insulation
  • Floor tiles
  • Roofing and siding
  • Heating systems (air ducts)
  • Plumbing

Unfortunately, spotting asbestos with the naked eye is near impossible, and is further elusive since it’s odorless. Materials suspected of containing asbestos need to be tested by the professionals here at 24/7 Restoration to conclusively confirm the presence of the hazardous material. In the 1970s, materials and products that contain asbestos were supposed to labeled; however, the rule was not always followed and the long years that have passed could have faded the labels away.

Another manner in which asbestos sometimes is present in homes is by way of an outside source, mainly on clothing from people who work in home renovations or the demolition industry. People who work with asbestos have to take extra precautions with the fine fibres, which can attach themselves to clothing and then be inhaled by family members. At 24/7 Restoration, we emphasize safety and decontamination of work gear for all our hard-working contractors. We take great pride in safely disposing of dangerous materials, and we also take the responsibilities of all projects seriously, which includes properly cleaning boots and gear, to ensure that the fibres aren’t exposed to any members of the public.

Don’t go trying analyzing the insulation in your attic to confirm the presence of asbestos. Call us at DAIM to avoid endangering your health. Our contractors will test for any hazardous materials in your home and then safely dispose of it.

To find out more about our exceptional asbestos removal and abatement services in Calgary, contact 24/7 Restoration today at (403) 247-4365.

Share This Post:

Related Posts

Let’s Start Your Restoration Together

You don't need to shoulder the burden of damage to your home or business alone. When you choose 24/7 Restoration, you can feel secure knowing that the most qualified, experienced team in Calgary is by your side every step of the way. Let's get started making it better than it was before, together.

If you want to learn more about what sets 24/7 apart from the competition, contact us at 1-403-247-4365 or fill in our online contact form below.

 

Have Questions? Call Us Today At

Call Us

TopAboutServicesArticlesContact
TopAboutServicesArticlesContact