If you are considering renovating a home that was built before the 1980s, it is advisable to get it checked by a licensed asbestos analysis and removal company. Prior to this time, many construction products contained asbestos. It was only after the serious health hazards of exposure to this carcinogenic substance became known that an alert was raised. These products might still be present in your house and should be handled with extreme caution.
Why Do You Need Asbestos Analysis And Removal?
Mould releases “spores” into the air which are small enough to be breathed in by you. Breathing in large amounts of these spores and the by-products they produce have been linked to several health problems.
Continual contact with asbestos has been linked to several debilitating ailments including:
- Scarring and inflammation which can affect breathing
- Asbestosis, a scarring of the lungs which makes breathing difficult
- Mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity caused by prolonged (and high concentration) asbestosis exposure
- Lung cancer
- Asbestosis Pleural Disease, a nonmalignant disease that causes scarring of the thin membranes lining the lung and chest
Even short-term exposure to significant levels of asbestos can lead to breathing problems, coughing, and shortness of breath. This is because the asbestos fibres that have been inhaled can remain in the lungs for a very long time.
When asbestos containing products are disturbed, there is a high risk of these tiny fibres becoming airborne. Hence health agencies recommend an asbestos inspection and analysis before any renovation or demolition work is carried out. In fact, it is unlawful to expose workers to certain designated substances like asbestos.
- Window putty
- Roofing shingles
- Pipe insulation
- Water heaters
- Light fixtures
- Textured ceilings and
- Many other home construction materials
Asbestos inspection and analysis by certified inspectors determines if you have a problem. It will also provide important guidelines for the remediation process. Not all asbestos products need to be removed. In some cases they might just have to be sealed which will save you the effort and cost of unnecessary removal.
If you suspect that asbestos is present in your home, call Templar Environmental Services/Asbestos Analysis & Removal Services immediately. Do not attempt to find or remove it on your own. Templar’s trained and qualified inspectors use a variety of techniques to complete your inspection and analysis. We will tell you the best way to eliminate or contain your problem.