Until the 1980s asbestos was a popular material for thermal insulation and suppressing fire. Since then, the construction industry avoided using asbestos materials in buildings because of its history of causing cancer and other illnesses. After that period time, measures have been taken for the asbestos remediation.
Nowadays, homeowners with asbestos have to find a way to deal with asbestos-containing materials while also ensuring the health and safety of building occupants. Renovco as an asbestos remediation company will help you with some ideas and tips related to asbestos.
Best Practice to Manage Asbestos
In general, if the asbestos in your building is intact and sealed with no risk of exposure, then it’s not dangerous. It only becomes a problem when the asbestos fibers have a way to get airborne and reach building occupants. When that happens, people will breathe in the asbestos fibers into their lungs — then it’s a severe health hazard.
However, every commercial property and residential property must go through a Designated Substance Survey. Our professionals will determine if your building has any asbestos. They will also document if the asbestos is intact or sealed way, or if there’s exposure through damage to your drywall, ceilings, tiles, etc.
If we find asbestos, will tell and help you to implement an asbestos management program.
Asbestos Remediation Management Program (ARMP)
The main goal of an ARMP is to keep your building free of asbestos exposure through a series of legally mandated steps. Our team also will provide written notification to all building occupants and contractors of the presence of asbestos. After that, we will train employees who are handling asbestos or working in an area with asbestos on how to properly handle the substance.
Removal of Asbestos
In the case of asbestos exposure, we re-seal the damaged structures (e.g., drywall or broken tiles) or make asbestos remediation entirely. In general, if you have a small or manageable amount of asbestos, we should remove it.
You’re likelier to come across asbestos in older buildings. In such situations, your best bet is to maintain your building and keep the asbestos-containing areas in good condition.
But in certain types of buildings, such as industrial ones with heavy machinery and vehicles, maintenance isn’t easy. You could come across frequent damage, in which case, will be better off removing the asbestos entirely. But, you have to call professionals because it’s dangerous to do the interaction by yourself.
Asbestos Remediation: Is it Necessary?
By remediation or abating the asbestos, you’re eliminating the risk of asbestos exposure permanently. So it is very important to contact a professional company, that can help you in the asbestos remediation.
Call us today at 613-727-7070 to eliminate your house asbestos problems. We are always ready to help you!