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Asbestos Removal

asbestos removal in Ottawa and Montreal

Ottawa & Montreal

Despite its durability, resistance to heat and widespread use in insulation, asbestos is a hazardous material that should be removed from your indoor living environment promptly.

Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious illness, cancer and even death. If a professional test has revealed that you have asbestos in your residential, commercial or industrial property, it’s absolutely imperative that you get it removed…professionally.

Older home and buildings are at an especially high risk because the dangers of asbestos weren’t widely known until the 1980s. It was therefore commonly used in loose-fill insulation for attics.

If you suspect a problem, get professional help immediately. Only certified asbestos technicians should ever attempt to touch or remove asbestos, and even they have to take extra care and precautions during the entire process.

Call Mold Busters today to book asbestos removal in Ottawa today, or, if you reside in Montreal, asbestos removal in Montreal.

Professional Asbestos Removal
Professional Asbestos Removal

Health hazards of asbestos

Asbestos fibres are so fine that they can linger in the air for hours, where they can be easily inhaled and wreak havoc on your health.

Serious health conditions that are brought on exposure to or inhalation of asbestos usually don’t develop until many years after the exposure. Here are some of the most common:

  • Asbestosis

A chronic lung disease, asbestosis is caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos dust. These fibres gradually scar the lungs, causing them to stiffen and making breathing difficult.

  • Lung cancer

Although it’s still hard to say exactly how asbestos leads to lung cancer, research has shown that the combination of smoking and inhaling asbestos fibres greatly increases the risk of developing lung cancer.

  • Mesothelioma

Studies show that mesothelioma, a rare but aggressive form of cancer that involves the lining of the lungs or the abdominal cavity, is directly linked to asbestos exposure.

  • Pleural thickening

This condition develops after heavy asbestos exposure. The lining of the lung thickens and swells, causing shortness of breath and discomfort in the chest.

Not taking care of an asbestos problem promptly puts you and those you live with at risk. Call Mold Busters today to book your asbestos removal in either Ottawa or Montreal.