Before 1990, asbestos was commonly used in building as an effective barrier against cold weather, noise and fire. It was eventually confirmed that asbestos is dangerous and exposure to asbestos can cause:
- Asbestosis: scarring of the lungs
- Mesothelioma: cancer in the chest lining or abdominal cavity
- Lung cancer
Asbestos that remains tightly bound in other products (e.g. cement), remains sealed behinds walls and left undisturbed does not pose a significant health risk. However, fire, renovations and vandalism can disturb asbestos.
The discovery of asbestos in your home or building requires prompt, expert remediation. We have the equipment to keep everyone on site safe while we remove and properly dispose of this building material. We follow up asbestos removal with air quality testing.