Asbestos Exposure

Ways to Prevent Asbestos Exposure 

Ways to Prevent Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a harmful material, but it might be hiding all around you. If you inhale asbestos, you are at risk for mesothelioma, a condition where symptoms only shows in 20 to 50 years later. Here are the ways to prevent  asbestos exposure  to  keep ourselves and our families safe. More so, if you are currently dealing with getting rid of it from your home, it is advised to call an asbestos abatement professional to properly to the task. In the meantime, let’s see asbestos exposure prevention in each place close to our lives!

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Unbelievable Facts About Asbestos

25 Jan 2018 Asbestos

Unbelievable Facts About Asbestos

Asbestos is a notoriously known as a dangerous material now, and although we try to remove it and cleanse our homes and work spaces, it can still be found in the most unsuspecting of places. Asbestos was often used when houses are built in the 1940s and ‘50s because it was cheap, useful and fire resistant. Everybody knows this asbestos fact, but there are some unbelievable facts about asbestos  that you may have never heard of, and would be great to educate yourself on!

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Remove Asbestos Safely

Remove Asbestos Safely

11 Jan 2018 Asbestos

Remove Asbestos Safely

Before doing a renovation, it is important to put in mind that dealing with asbestos issues may come up. This is especially true and common for old houses that have undergone renovation. It is not an issue that you can simply ignore and move on. However, solving this issue needs a qualified asbestos professional. Why? It is common knowledge that asbestos is very dangerous and causes people to get serious diseases.  Asbestos used to seem like an amazing product: It was fire-resistant, an excellent insulator and dirt cheap. So, it was often used when homes were built. For this reason, Canada’ s infrastructure used asbestos from the 1900s before it was clear that asbestos is dangerous to people. However, there is just no easy way to remove asbestos safely. One has to hire an asbestos removal contractor who knows the ins and outs to remove asbestos safely.

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Powerful Demolition Machines

24 Nov 2017 Asbestos

Powerful Demolition Machines

Demolition in itself is a form of art; to destroy something that was once a fixture that may have been an integral part of an individual’s life so that there is room for new creativity and stature to be built. It is also important to be aware that some issues may crop up during the renovation or inspection process.  A residential or commercial building demolition does not only require knowledge of what proper equipment may be needed, but also, modern and powerful demolition machines to do the job. One of the issues may have something to deal with asbestos.

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Dangers of Asbestos

6 Nov 2017 Asbestos

Dangers of Asbestos

What is asbestos? Asbestos is defined as “a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles”, or in lay-man’s terms it is a material that is used in housing which has been deemed fireproof. While this sounds like the perfect material to use to insulate homes, it has actually been deemed as an illegal material. Of course, the government did not only on a whim declared the illegal use of asbestos, but scientific research have proven that the dangers of asbestos far outweigh the benefits in can give.

Asbestos was widely used in the early 1900s and there were not enough studies to show evidence about its hazards. Over time and with the sophistication of the tools in scientific research, asbestos is found to be potentially hazardous to human health. Along with this, there were studies and tests that have established a strong correlation between asbestos and fibrotic lung disease as well as changes in the lining of the chest cavity. Despite the dangers of asbestos to human health, it is still commonly present anywhere.  It can be found in products such as cement/plaster as well as floor and ceiling tiles and inhalation of fumes causes the most harm. The dangers of asbestos then creates an issue since houses from the 80’s are still in existence to date and most homeowners are not aware of what materials or procedures were utilized in the construction.

In situations like this, BC Green Construction & Demolition mission to contain the dangers of asbestos comes into play. We offer our affordable expertise and asbestos abatement services in Lower Mainland British Columbia. Not only do we provide help with the removal, we also take the responsibility of clean up and safe disposal of the hazardous material.

We want to help homeowners have the peace of mind when it comes to  thinking about their home. Call our team today and we will be glad to serve you right away.

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