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Asbestos Removal

There are several minerals commonly known as asbestos. These minerals can be used to make products strong, long-lasting and fire-resistant.

Before 1990, asbestos was commonly used for insulating buildings and homes against cold weather and noise. It was also used for fireproofing.

Industry, construction and commercial sectors have used asbestos in products like:

  • Cement and plaster
  • Industrial furnaces and heating systems
  • Building insulation
  • Floor and ceiling tiles
  • House siding
  • Car and truck brake pads
  • vehicle transmission components, such as clutches

Health Risks of Exposure

Breathing in asbestos fibres can cause cancer and other diseases, such as:

  • Asbestosis: A scarring of the lungs, which makes it difficult to breathe
  • Mesothelioma: A rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity
  • Lung cancer

How can you be exposed?

You can be exposed to asbestos when a home or building is being renovated or demolished. Small asbestos fibres can be released into the air when:

  • Disturbing or removing insulation that contains asbestos, including insulation around hot water pipes and tanks
  • Removing or disturbing roofing shingles and felt or siding containing asbestos
  • Sanding, breaking apart or scraping vinyl asbestos floor tiles
  • Breaking apart soundproofing ceiling tiles containing asbestos
  • Sanding or disturbing plaster containing asbestos, including acoustical plaster
  • Sawing, drilling or smoothing rough edges of asbestos materials

If you have discovered asbestos anywhere in your home, don’t panic, contact Maple Mold Restoration and we’ll handle the concern with care and caution.