limportance de bien se debarrasser des materiaux avec amiante

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Asbestos is a material once widely used in construction. It can still be very present in houses built before its ban. However, its presence can represent a health hazard. It is crucial to know the materials likely to contain them. In the event of contamination, it is essential to get rid of it as quickly as possible.

What materials are likely to contain asbestos in a home?

In a home, several materials can contain asbestos. Here are a few :

  • Thermal and acoustic insulation
  • Floor coverings
  • Wall and ceiling coverings
  • Exterior coverings
  • Jointing and caulking
  • Ventilation and heating ducts
  • Miscellaneous construction materials

Why was asbestos used in these materials?

Asbestos was valued for its interesting properties, including:

  • Its fire resistance: asbestos was an ideal choice for many building materials. This includes insulation, wall coverings and floor coverings
  • Its heat resistance: this material is suitable for applications requiring thermal insulation. It was then found in heating pipes and ventilation systems
  • Its resistance to corrosion: asbestos is resistant to chemicals. It was used in exterior coatings, sealants and construction materials exposed to corrosive environments
  • Sound insulation: this was a popular choice for building materials to help reduce noise

Why should you get rid of all materials containing asbestos in your home?

Health risk

Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause serious health problems:

  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma

These diseases are generally contracted by prolonged exposure (over several months or even years). They can have serious consequences. These pathologies are potentially fatal. Therefore, materials containing asbestos must be eliminated at all costs.

Fiber damage and release

Materials containing asbestos tend to deteriorate over time. This results in the release of asbestos fibers into the air. When these are inhaled, they can lodge in the lungs. This will cause long term damage. Be careful, exposure to low levels of fiber already presents a health risk.

Regulatory Compliance

In Canada, there are strict regulations regarding the use, handling and disposal of asbestos. Disposing of asbestos-containing materials properly ensures compliance with these regulations. This helps maintain a safe environment for everyone.

Call us!

At Benjel, we carry out asbestos testing and analysis. This includes taking samples, laboratory analysis, writing detailed reports. Our qualified team accurately assesses the presence of asbestos. We work in both residential and commercial buildings. In all cases, we guarantee compliance with regulations. Most importantly, we ensure the safety of occupants.
Please note that there are specific locations for asbestos waste. Please check with your municipality.