Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material, commonly used in construction prior to the early 1990s because of its insulating and fire-retardant properties, as well as its strength and resistance to chemical erosion.
Asbestos Exposure Risks
Studies have proven that prolonged exposure to asbestos is a dangerous health hazard. Asbestos fibres released into the air put anyone breathing in the air at high levels of risks related to lung scarring, cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
Although not commonly used in construction in Canada today, asbestos containing materials can still be found in many places throughout homes or commercial buildings. Before renovating, repairing, or remodeling a home built before 1990, check for these potential asbestos-containing materials:
If you are unsure of what you are looking for, contact a professional at Sunrise Restorations to help you inspect.
If you suspect or find asbestos-containing material (ACM) in your home or building, do not disturb it in any way. Call immediately for a professional assessment. Do not try to remove, cut, sand, or break it before contacting Sunrise Restorations. Leave that to the professionals. Dangerous asbestos fibers may be released into the air if the ACM are disturbed during a renovation or home repair.
The many forms of asbestos require varied and specific methods of management and/or removal. For public safety and liability issues, ACMs should only be handled by trained and experienced asbestos abatement professionals.
Sunrise Restorations will provide you with an asbestos abatement plan to deal with your specific circumstances and make your home or building safe for occupancy.
Sunrise Restorations is certified and insured in asbestos testing, asbestos inspections, and asbestos removal for Oliver, Osoyoos & South Okanagan. With the required training and equipment to perform asbestos abatement, Sunrise takes all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff. Sunrise Restorations Ltd. is fully compliant with all ‘WorkSafeBC’ protocols and procedures to make certain that your property meets the criteria and receives clearance from an Indoor Environmental Professional. Call us today to schedule our asbestos abatement services.