Asbestos and mould are two things that you do not want in your home. They can be in homes for different reasons, but both pose a severe health hazard. Residential Solutions in Edmonton offer professional asbestos removal and mould remediation. They share more about the process of these services.
Asbestos was commonly used in building materials before the 1980s. It was in drywall compound, flooring, ceiling tile, insulation, and other building materials. When disturbed, asbestos releases its fibres as dust into the air. If you inhale asbestos fibres, they become trapped in your body, causing inflammation, scarring and even genetic damage. Asbestos is can also cause progressive lung disease, mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. Learn more about the health hazards of asbestos.
Never attempt DIY asbestos removal. Residential Services is a licensed contractor for asbestos abatement. They closely follow federal, provincial, and municipal legislation and regulations for asbestos removal. After you’ve had your materials tested for asbestos, their team will come in with full safety and protective equipment to safely remove it. This service includes the removal, enclosure of exposed areas, and proper disposal of the asbestos-containing materials.
First, they’ll enclose the area using thick plastic sheeting. Then they’ll dampen the materials with water and a solution to keep fibres from becoming airborne. Next, they’ll put the material into secure bags, label, tape, and carefully put them into a hazardous waste container. Once everything is removed, paperwork will be submitted, and the waste is taken to a proper disposal facility.
Excess moisture or dampness in the home can cause mould growth. Indoor mould growth can be a significant health concern, especially for people with allergies or asthma. Even if you don’t have an underlying condition, it can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. It can also cause coughing, wheezing, and worsening asthma symptoms.
Often mould growth is hidden. If you’re experiencing these symptoms and are not sure why, you could have mould behind walls, in ceiling tiles, or fabrics around the house. Mould grows quickly, so call for a mould inspection and removal right away if you suspect you have it. You should also have the issues causing the water and moisture damaged fixed to prevent it from happening again.
For mould removal, professionals will wear full protective equipment and seal the area with plastic sheeting. Then, they’ll use commercial grade equipment to physically remove the mould from the source and clean it with antimicrobial chemicals. They’ll also clean the air to get rid of airborne spores with HEPA air equipment. Any mouldy building materials that are not salvageable will be disposed of properly. In some cases, you’ll need a minor renovation to complete the job.
Mould and Asbestos Removal in Edmonton
Residential Solutions Inc provides a range of abatement services, including the safe removal (abatement), enclosure, and disposal of identified asbestos-containing materials. They follow Low to High-Risk procedures within the residential and commercial markets in Edmonton and the area. If you have asbestos or mould, invest in professional removal to keep you and your family safe.