Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral substance that is soft, flexible and is resistant to heat and corrosion. In the past, asbestos was used as an insulator amongst other things. The natural quality of asbestos made it good for insulation but it is also highly toxic. These fibres are very soft and small, making it easy to inhale. Once the asbestos is inhaled by someone, it is trapped inside the body and starts affecting their lungs. If your home was built between 1930 and 1990, call Breathe Easy Eco Solutions for asbestos insulation removal services in Winnipeg. We will help you determine if your insulation contains asbestos. Do not disturb the insulation until it has been assessed as being safe to remove. Our experts can help you safely remove asbestos insulation in your home or office.
While asbestos is no longer used for insulation today, many homes and buildings that are older than 1990 still have asbestos insulation in the attic and walls. There are many locations in a building where asbestos could be present.
Asbestos minerals are highly toxic and can cause cancer as well as other diseases. Exposure to asbestos is not safe for the human body at any level. Asbestos fibres usually get circulated through the air and that makes them more dangerous. The risk of getting ill increases depending on several factors such as the level of exposure, duration, and frequency of exposure. Smoking dramatically increases the negative effects of asbestos.
Prolonged exposure to asbestos can result in asbestosis (scarring of the lungs with breathing difficulties) mesothelioma (a rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity) and other specific types of lung cancer. Asbestos fibres unlike other particles cannot be easily exhaled as once inhaled, they have little hooks that let them stay in your respiratory system. There are around 5 to 20 cases per year in Manitoba. The occurrence of cases has drastically gone down since the safety measures have been implemented.
The mere presence of asbestos in your residential or commercial property is not hazardous. But when it becomes airborne, you need to take immediate action. Asbestos insulation around boilers, furnaces, pipes and old ceilings breaks down over time and releases dust into the air. Additionally, ceiling and floor tiles, textured paint, roof shingles and spray-on insulation may also contain asbestos. If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your home or business, get it inspected by Breathe Easy Eco Solutions’ trained personnel who specialize in asbestos removal.
The most common method of detecting asbestos insulation is through asbestos testing. For many years, companies have been using asbestos in hot water pipe insulation, roofing, flooring, and siding shingles, walls, attics and more. It is very important to use proper technology and the correct equipment to detect the presence of asbestos materials.
Here are the steps Breathe Easy take while detecting asbestos:
At Breathe Easy Eco Solutions, we use the latest technology and top-quality equipment for asbestos testing. We have trained and certified staff that can safely collect materials for asbestos testing. You can call our experts today to detect and test for the presence of asbestos in your home.
Asbestos insulation removal should be performed by certified professionals because there is a risk of getting exposed to airborne asbestos. You can count on our professionals to carry out the asbestos removal procedure with extreme caution, following all appropriate government guidelines. We will seal the contaminated area, use safety gear, and the right equipment for asbestos remediation. Contact us today for asbestos insulation removal services in Winnipeg.
Asbestos-containing materials have been used extensively in buildings, homes and building materials before 1990. Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health Regulation has requirements for asbestos management that must be followed diligently. According to Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health says that if asbestos material is present in a property, it must be identified and inspected by a qualified expert. Workers must undertake all safety precautions before disturbing the material and ensure that proper disposal or removal procedures take place.
Most homeowners are unaware of the presence of asbestos in their property and once they realize it’s there, they don’t know how to get rid of it. So we have answered some asbestos-related questions to give you a better picture: