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The Importance Of Hiring Professionals For Asbestos Removal

The Importance Of Hiring Professionals For Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that were once used for their insulation and flame-resistant qualities. When the usefulness of asbestos was discovered, it became very popular, as it was highly effective and affordable. We now know that despite its convenience, asbestos is very harmful to human health. It is a carcinogen that can cause immense damage to the lungs. Since making this discovery, asbestos has been banned in the production of new buildings, however, it was not mandatory to take asbestos out of already developed buildings. Because of this, buildings that were created before the 1980s may still have asbestos in them. To have this dangerous material safely removed, hire a professional asbestos removal team.

The Importance Of Proper Asbestos Removal

Health Risks Of Asbestos
The effect of long-term asbestos exposure is a condition called asbestosis. Typically, this condition will develop in people who are around asbestos for extended periods of time. Asbestosis typically begins to show symptoms anywhere between 10 and 40 years after exposure. Asbestosis can cause shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, pain or tightness of the chest, crackling sounds when you breathe in, and rounder, wider fingernails and toenails.
Although long-term exposure to asbestos presents the greatest health threats, any length of exposure to these minerals is unhealthy. Intense short-term exposure can increase your risk of developing a lung cancer known as mesothelioma. This type of cancer is highly aggressive and can significantly shorten a person’s life.


How A Person Can Be Exposed To Asbestos
If you find asbestos in a building, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will develop any health issues or that you have even been exposed to the asbestos. When it is undisturbed, asbestos is harmless. Once disturbed, however, asbestos particles get into the air and can be inhaled. It is when these asbestos particles are inhaled that they can cause damage to the lungs. These small particles are not always seen, and if there are enough of them to form a cloud, such a level of asbestos exposure is extremely dangerous. To avoid the health risks of asbestos, a person must ensure they do not disturb the asbestos and they are wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if they go near it.


Proper Asbestos Removal
Because asbestos is dangerous when disturbed, no untrained person should attempt asbestos removal themself. There are strict types of asbestos management in Alberta that need to be followed for safe asbestos removal. Asbestos-containing materials are difficult to identify and only professional testing can confirm whether or not an object is asbestos-containing. If you are renovating a building created before the 1980s, you should be aware of common sources of asbestos in buildings and have these areas tested. If you suspect there is asbestos-containing material in your building, call a professional asbestos removal team. These trained professionals know how to protect themselves and others from the dangers of asbestos and they are qualified to safely dispose of this material. An asbestos removal team will get rid of all asbestos-containing materials in their entirety and will notify residents or workers of the building when the area is once again safe.


Professional Calgary Asbestos Removal

To protect yourself and others from the dangers of asbestos, hire a team of professionals for all asbestos removal. Whether you suspect your home or work has asbestos-containing materials, it is safest to call a company experienced in asbestos removal so that the dangerous material is not disturbed. At 24/7 Restoration in Calgary, we offer asbestos removal services to keep you and your family or staff safe from the health hazards of asbestos. We use only highly trained and experienced professionals and first-rate equipment to both test for and remove asbestos from the building. For complete asbestos removal, contact 24/7 Restoration in Calgary at 1-403-247-4365 or fill out the online contact form.



Q: What exactly is asbestos?
A: Asbestos is a name for a group of minerals found naturally occurring in the environment that has been harvested and used to make consumer goods. The minerals are:

  • Tremolite
  • Actinolite
  • Amosite
  • Crocidolite
  • Anthophyllite

Q: How do I know if I have asbestos in my home?
A: Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell as asbestos can be mixed with other materials. To know for sure, you’ll need to get asbestos testing.

Q: How is asbestos disposed of?
A: The asbestos abatement specialists at 24/7 Restoration will place all asbestos-containing materials into sealed bags and transport them to an approved landfill to be buried. Asbestos is carefully handled so that everything is contained and no particles can become airborne. Once disposed of, it is left undisturbed so that it is no longer dangerous.

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