Although during the past twenty years Toronto downtown core has been undergoing a massive makeover adding new high rises to its skyline and boasting new townhome developments, its older part, built before mid 80ies, still is the most extensive in Ontario. Those who prefer downtown living, but quickly find that they run out of space in the houses not adapted to modern living start renovating and expanding their homes. In the course of construction the older parts of the buildings are uncovered and frequently it brings an unpleasant surprise of discovering asbestos. Now amid your massive dream makeover you are also faced with asbestos removal problem.
First of all , how dangerous it is? Since 1930 it has been heavily used in insulation materials and valued for its fire retardant and insulation properties. It can be found in:
- Vinyl floor ceiling tiles
- Siding shingles
- Flooring or walls located near wood-burning stoves
- Certain fabrics that are heat-resistant
- Insulation containing vermiculite
- Hot water steam pipes
- Textured paint and compounds
Although by itself it is quite neutral material when intact, once disturbed, or cut any materials containing asbestos start posing serious health risk, which asthough has been established relatively recently is now well proven by conclusive medical research. Asbestos particles once released in the air are linked to lung cancer, mesothelioma and other lung and throat diseases. Professional contractors are trained to spot asbestos, but you can never be too careful.
Discovered or just suspecting asbestos in your Toronto home? Contact professional Asbestos removal contractor Ana Contracting for qualified estimate.
Once the conclusive tests are done we will give you a detailed cost estimate of the asbestos removal procedure in your home. We provide asbestos removal Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 operational procedures as the only permanent solution. Once the Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) are removed, appropriate substitutes are used and soon after you are able to carry on with your construction plans and normal life without a fear for your health and the health of your loved ones.
Mold is another common problem in older Toronto homes. Dense urban construction affects buildings’ foundation and ageing buildings are prone to water leaks, leaky foundation and other problems affecting humidity in your home. Once you have discovered that musty smell or started spotting mold growth here and there in the corners, you have to pay attention to the problem more closely. What you see just on the surface might be only tip of the iceberg. Mold spores spread quickly and once in your ventilation system will affect your health causing respiratory diseases, asthma, sensitivity, and will start spreading to other areas of your home where humidity is even a bit slightly above the norm.