SoundSeals Insulation provides asbestos removal to Muskoka and the surrounding area from a team of experienced professionals. Before renovating your home, decrease the risk of health problems caused by asbestos by hiring an asbestos removal technician for your Muskoka home or business.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a fibrous material often used as a part of the construction of homes and buildings from the 1950s to the 1990s. Made of 6 naturally occurring minerals, its popularity was due to its durability and resistance to fire and other chemical breakdowns. Asbestos is known for causing cancer and other harmful health problems. If you live in an older home, you may be at risk for asbestos exposure when disturbed. If you’re planning on renovating your home in Muskoka, safe asbestos removal is the best option to keep your family and any workers safe from exposure.
Where can I find asbestos in my home?
Due to it being fire and heat resistant, asbestos was very popular in homes built pre 1990. After it was discovered as a health hazard, it is now not often used. If you live in an older home and it isn’t well sealed, your family may be at risk. Newer homes and well-sealed older homes aren’t at risk for asbestos exposure. Due to its versatility, asbestos can potentially be found in any room of your house. Asbestos was often used in the following products:
What is the asbestos removal process?
Asbestos is dangerous once disturbed or can also break down on its own with age. If you are doing any maintenance or demolition to your home, the disturbance releases the asbestos fibres and they become airborne. Once airborne, the fibres can be inhaled or ingested and lead to health problems.
Prior to removal, identification is required. One of our professionals will come and identify all areas of your home that contain asbestos. A sample will be taken to determine whether or not the material is in good condition. If there is any flaking or damage, removal will be required.
When our team arrives, containment is our first step. Wearing full hazmat protective gear, we will seal off the entire section of your home containing asbestos products with industrial-grade plastic to keep fibres from escaping. To create negative air, we use air moving equipment such as HEPA filters and large fans so there is no contamination of the rest of the home. Before we begin the removal, an environmental consultant inspects the contained area.
After full approval, we remove the asbestos products and bag them. Once everything has been removed, we dispose of the materials safely and as environmentally friendly as possible while following the proper guidelines. An environmental consultant then returns to ensure everything has been removed and your property is good to go.
If you think your home or business is at risk, it is best to treat it as so. For asbestos removal in Muskoka and surrounding areas, trust the team at SoundSeals Insulation. Our team always uses safe practices while inspecting, removing, and disposing of asbestos. Call us today to learn how we can help you with your asbestos removal.