O’Reilly Brothers can help you determine if UFFI removal is necessary for your home or building in the Ottawa area. Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation can be harmful to the health of those exposed to it, mainly because of the release of formaldehyde in the air.
Why Should UFFI Be Removed?
Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation was used extensively by insulation companies in the 1970s. As health concerns started to emerge, it was progressively banned from usage in many areas. Vendors are now often asked to certify that their property is UFFI free.
Removing UFFI eliminates the release of harmful gases into your home or building, which can cause many health issues ranging from respiratory irritation and headaches to skin rashes.
UFFI Testing and Alternative
Realtors will often require UFFI-free certification in order to avoid the legal liability for the existence of the harmful insulation. If you suspect your insulation contains UFFI, a dosimeter testing can be completed to determine present formaldehyde levels.
O’Reilly Brothers has qualified personnel that can take care of UFFI removal for your home or office. After the abatement is completed, you should look into safe and effective insulation alternatives to UFFI, like polyurethane.