Asbestos Removal: Why is Asbestos a Danger?

Though it was recognized as a danger long ago, asbestos can still be found in many older homes and buildings. At Clean Air Services, we provide asbestos removal in Calgary to help home and business owners prevent the serious health risks that come with asbestos exposure.

The Health Hazards of Asbestos

While isolated and touched asbestos doesn't generally pose a health risk when left alone, it becomes incredibly dangerous when disturbed during a construction, renovation, or demolition project. The asbestos fibres then become airborne and can easily be inhaled. Without proper asbestos removal in Calgary, asbestos can cause the following conditions:

Asbestosis
Asbestosis is a progressive and chronic condition that causes the lungs to weaken. It is characterized by the development of scar tissue in the lungs due to damage by inhaled asbestos fibres.

Pleural Disease
Pleural disease also decreases the efficiency and the capacity of the lungs by causing a thickening of the membranes inside of the chest cavity, often accompanied by a buildup of fluid.

Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that causes the development of tumours in the chest wall, on the lining of the lungs, and on other internal organs. Mesothelioma can develop 30 years after initial asbestos exposure.

Lung Cancer
Asbestos exposure is a major risk factor for lung cancer, especially in smokers. It causes the development of tumours inside of the lungs which can grow to block the lungs passageways.

Asbestos exposure can also result in a generally weakened immune system, putting sufferers at risk for other diseases and lowering their overall quality of life. Professional asbestos abatement is crucial for ensuring that no one who lives or spends time on your property is exposed to asbestos and put at risk for these conditions.

The Importance of Professional Asbestos Removal

Asbestos removal should never be attempted by anyone other than trained asbestos removal professionals in Calgary. Without the right tools and removal techniques, you risk disturbing the asbestos and exposing everyone in the vicinity to its harmful effects. Asbestos abatement professionals take the necessary steps to ensure that removal is carried out according to all safety standards and procedures. They are also familiar with all of the places that asbestos could be hiding. If you attempt an asbestos removal project yourself, then it's very likely that you won't end up removing all of it.

If you live in an older home or have an older commercial property, then you should have your building tested for asbestos before starting on any remodels, renovations, additions, or demolitions. Only begin once you are given the all-clear or once the asbestos has been removed.

Safe Asbestos Removal in Calgary

If you suspect that asbestos may be lurking in your home, then don't wait to contact a professional Calgary asbestos removal service such as Clean Air Services. Our highly trained and experienced professionals with ensure that the asbestos is removed in a safe and thorough manner. To find out more about our asbestos removal services in Calgary, contact Clean Air Services today.


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