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Years ago, it was common practice to use asbestos in residential and commercial construction projects. But now that the public is more aware of the dangers of asbestos, safer building practices have been put into place to avoid exposing families and workers to the harmful effects of asbestos. If you work or reside in an older property, you may be spending your days in an unsafe environment. If you need asbestos abatement services in Lethbridge and the surrounding area, call Complete Property Restoration.
tons of asbestos is currently consumed each year throughout the world.
of Mesothelioma cases are linked to Asbestos.
estimated deaths from asbestos-related diseases globally each year.
There is no safe level of Asbestos exposure.
Where Asbestos is Commonly Found
For decades, asbestos was used in nearly all types of construction. It was popular because it was cheap, but it was also an ideal material because it’s resistant to heat, electricity, fire, and chemical corrosion. With all that protection, contractors and manufacturers thought they had the perfect product to use in residential and commercial construction. It wasn’t until people started getting sick that researchers learned the truth.
From 1940-1970, the word “asbestos” was interchangeable with insulation. Nearly all commercial and residential insulation was made with asbestos, and it wasn’t a secret. What many people didn’t realize however, was that asbestos was also found in countless other items. There was construction material, but there were also cosmetics, textiles, automobile parts, and even military-grade vehicles and equipment.
If your home is more than 30 years old and hasn’t been seriously remodeled, there’s a good chance you’re living with asbestos.
ASBESTOS REMOVAL COST
Asbestos can be costly to remove and is very dangerous. That’s why the experts at Complete Property Restoration are here to help you keep your costs low, while keeping value and safety high! Asbestos is one of the only household materials that is under extremely strict regulations and laws. Why? When asbestos starts to degrade or corrode, the substance releases potentially harmful dust particles in the air. After the dust particles become airborne, it can easily be inhaled deep down into the lungs where it will stay. Asbestos is a very well known carcinogen and is a major cause of lung cancer and should not be tampered with, handled, or disturbed in any way-call a professional! Send in competitors quote and we may be able to price match. Removal costs can vary depending on the level of risk. You can discover an easy and proven way to remove asbestos and help guarantee your future health and happiness. Call Complete Property Restoration — You’ll love the results!
Asbestos must be double-bagged in a special 6ml polyethylene disposal bag before it can be brought to a certified landfill. A permit and disposal appointment are required. Complete Property Restoration handles all of these steps, from obtaining the permit to the final drop-off at the landfill. Asbestos must never have any chance of reaching the surface and being released into the air after drop off. We follow special procedures in preparing, moving and disposing of the asbestos to make sure there is no chance of a hazard being released.
DANGERS OF ASBESTOS
Asbestos can be found in properties prior to 1990 (most people believe asbestos to only be in buildings up to 1970). However, when asbestos was banned in the late 1970s from being manufactured, suppliers still had lots of product left on the shelves until the 1990s.
Asbestos contains harmful fibers that can attach themselves deep in the lungs and create long-term health hazards, including cancers such as Mesothelioma (cancer of the lung of the chest or abdominal cavity), Asbestosis (scarring of the lungs making breathing difficult) and lung cancer. It is believed that there is no safe levels of exposure and can be extremely harmful over time.
The following are examples of common building materials with the possibility to contain asbestos:
- Vermiculite in attic insulation
- Insulation layered with wood chip, batt or blown in insulation
- Drywall joint compound or joint cement
- Ceiling texture (usually popcorn ceiling or knockdown), ceiling tiles
- Floor tiles and some carpets that have paper backing
- Stucco and plaster
- Duct wrapping around pipes, furnaces, heating vents
- Sprayed paint and coatings
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Owners were so helpful, always available to answer questions. Always kept a eye on the job being done by their crew. Would always recommend this company. I have kept their phone number in my cell for further renovations.
Donna, Lethbridge AB