We have all heard the term asbestos and know that this material can cause serious health effects. In order to prevent exposure to asbestos, it must be removed and disposed of by a professional. If you believe any of the materials in your home or business contain asbestos, Cascade Environmental Consulting Ltd. can help. We are one of the leading companies for asbestos removal in Edmonton.
What is Asbestos?
The term asbestos refers to a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals. These minerals are made up of fine, durable fibres that are resistant to fire, heat and many chemicals. Because of these properties, asbestos was once considered a “miracle mineral” and was used in many common products, including building materials and fire protective gear.
Health Risks Associated with Asbestos
We now know that asbestos exposure can cause a variety of health problems. When asbestos is disturbed or improperly removed, there is a risk of releasing air borne fibres that could settle in the soft tissue of your lungs or abdomen. Breathing in these fibres likely will not cause any immediate harm, but health problems often occur many years after the first exposure. The fibres can cause a type of fatal cancer called mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs, and can also cause other cancers and lung illnesses.
At Cascade Environmental Consulting Ltd., we can safely remove asbestos from your home or business. The first step is usually to remove any visible dust. The affected areas can then be removed, often using a wetting agent to control the spread of dust or fibres as the materials are removed. Throughout the process and immediately following the completion of removal, dust and waste is cleaned up using a special vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter. The material is then placed in an appropriate waste container and disposed of safely.
If you believe your residential or commercial space has materials made with asbestos, please contact us. We can assess the situation and complete the proper removal. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.