Though asbestos is no longer used in residential construction due to its numerous health risks, it is still an issue in some older homes. The dangers of asbestos are often hidden because asbestos itself is often hiding out of sight. But what are these dangers and where might asbestos be hiding? The Edmonton asbestos removal experts at Advanced Cleaning and Restoration want you to be armed with all of the information you need to keep your home and your family safe.
When asbestos is disturbed, its small fibres can become airborne and lead to serious illnesses if inhaled. One of the most common and deadliest illnesses caused by asbestos exposure is lung cancer. Smokers are particularly susceptible to developing lung cancer due to asbestos exposure, but it can occur in non-smokers as well. Asbestos has also been linked to a type of cancer known as mesothelioma, as well as to the chronic lung conditions of asbestosis and pleural disease. Without proper asbestos removal in Edmonton, anyone living in a home with asbestos is at risk for these conditions.
Asbestos often goes unnoticed because many homeowners simply don't know where it could be hiding. Here are some common places where asbestos might have been used in the construction of your home.
Asbestos removal in Edmonton is absolutely necessary before any home renovations begin, or if the asbestos is located in a high-traffic area and at risk of being disturbed.
If your home was constructed prior to 1990, then there is a chance you may have asbestos somewhere on your property. In most cases, you will require asbestos removal in Edmonton in order to ensure that your home is a safe and healthy place to live. At Advanced Cleaning and Restoration Inc, our trained and experienced technicians will take all of the proper precautions when removing asbestos from your home.