Asbestos was a commonly used substance in 19th-century architecture due to its sound absorption properties, strength, resistance to fire and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, it was later discovered to be a primary cause of lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Some older buildings still contain asbestos in their roofs, tiles, siding, and insulation. Our job is to ensure that the asbestos-containing materials are removed and disposed of safely. This reduces the health risks building and home occupants are subject to when living or working in these spaces.
Some common places asbestos can be found:
- Older Homes
- Pipe Insulation
- Attic Insulation
- Water Heater
- Vinyl Flooring
- Floor Tiles
- Ceiling Tiles
- Door Gaskets
- Joint Compounds
It is important to understand that asbestos-containing materials should remain undisturbed due to the risk of the hazardous dust being released into the air. When breathing contaminated air, asbestos enters the lungs and the risk of lung cancer and other related illnesses increases substantially.
When considering a renovation or demolition project, first contact an asbestos specialist in order to determine whether or not your project will require professional asbestos abatement services.
True North Waste Management Ltd. will safely remove asbestos-containing materials and dispose of any hazardous materials so that they do not contaminate the environment.
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