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What to Do if You Have Asbestos in Your Home or Building

by | Dec 10, 2020 | General, Restoration

Asbestos was very common in building materials and other household products up until the 1980s, but it was discovered to carry a number of health risks if it’s disturbed and the loose fibres are released into the air. Breathing in loose asbestos fibres can lead to a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. While enclosed, packed asbestos doesn’t pose an immediate health risk, renovations to your home or business can disturb or release this material and be a danger to your health. When you need asbestos removed from your property, count on the Windsor asbestos removal professionals at Supreme Restoration. 

Finding the Asbestos in Your Home

If you’re looking to do any renovation or demolition work on your home or building, the first step is knowing if you have asbestos to worry about. If you are already sure you have asbestos that needs to be removed then Supreme Restoration is here to help, but if you aren’t sure what materials were used in your building, we can help you find if any asbestos is present in your building before you start any work. 

Asbestos was used in products and materials that were used throughout homes until the 1980s. Because of the number of areas it was used in, it can be very difficult to narrow down all the areas that asbestos could be hiding in. 

Asbestos can be found in places including (but not limited to): 

  • Insulation
  • Ceilings
  • Walls 
  • Pipe insulation 
  • Floor tiles 
  • Garages 
  • Heating ducts 

The best way to find out if your building has asbestos is to contact Supreme Restoration Services. We are asbestos removal experts and can identify where the material is in your home, and safely remove it so it won’t pose a risk to your health.  

What Puts Asbestos Into the Air 

Asbestos fibres often times are released into the air during renovations to a house or business. When insulation, flooring, tiles or other household materials containing asbestos are removed without taking the right precautions, the fibres can be released into the air, leading to the risk of breathing them in and the health risks that come with that. 

When asbestos fibres are released into the air, they can stick around your home for many years to come and be difficult to remove. If you’re doing any work in areas that could contain asbestos, it’s important to prevent the fibres from becoming loose and being released into the air. 

Windsor Asbestos Abatement 

If you need to find out if your home or building has asbestos, or you know that you have asbestos and want it removed, contact Supreme Restoration today. Our Windsor asbestos abatement experts will locate and properly take out the asbestos you need removed and prevent it from getting into the air. To find out more or to get started, contact us today or call us at (519) 946-0363.