Safe Asbestos Removal in Ottawa
When it comes to asbestos removal on your property, you should only turn to experienced professionals. At O'Reilly Brothers, we have provided efficient asbestos removal in Ottawa for many years. Asbestos comes in many forms and is found in various building materials. We have the expertise to detect asbestos quickly and devise a safe and efficient removal process.
Whether you are buying a new home or renovating an old property, asbestos removal is essential. Before you begin your task, consult O’Reilly Brothers for asbestos removal in Ottawa. Asbestos was once a common building material. But over time, as asbestos fibres crumbled, they turned into fine, inhalable particles. These particles posed significant health risks for those who lived and worked nearby. Some vermiculite insulation may also contain asbestos.
If you'd like to learn more about our asbestos removal in Ottawa or schedule an appointment, please get in touch with us.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring materials that were widely used in the construction of properties till the late 80s. Asbestos is resistant to fire and heat and highly durable, which made it extremely popular. It's highly versatile, which is why it was used in the construction of various parts of commercial and residential properties, such as insulation, flooring and drywall. If you occupy an older property, it is imperative that you get it tested for asbestos.
Asbestos and Your Health
Asbestos fibres are seriously damaging to your health. When asbestos is disturbed in processes such as demolition, it releases fibres that can have severe consequences for your health. Both long-term and short-term exposure to asbestos fibres can cause irreversible illnesses, and some might even show their symptoms after several years.
Learn More About the Process
If you are planning to renovate an old structure, you may want to schedule an asbestos testing. The following are why you should let our professionals help you with asbestos removal:
• HARMS YOUR HEALTH - Fibres from this material are extremely harmful. Exposure to this substance can lead to a number of serious health conditions (asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer).
• WIDELY PRESENT - Many commercial and residential buildings contain massive amounts of asbestos. One needs to have both expertise and experience to handle hazardous materials on that scale.
• ASBESTOS REMOVAL REQUIRED BY LAW - In some cases, removal of this substance is a requirement by law. For instance, if you plan to move into an old building, you need to perform an asbestos inspection. If its presence is detected, you will have to get the area cleaned before you move in.
If you work in construction or a similar industry, you may encounter asbestos occasionally. Before you call for asbestos removal from your Ottawa property,learn more about where it can be found:
- Roofing shingles
- Soundproofing tiles
- Walls and ceilings
- Attic insulation
- Hot water piping or boilers
- Furnace ducts
- Furnace rooms and door gaskets
Before completing tasks around any of these areas, call us for inspection and/or abatement.
The Abatement Process
If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your building, contact O’Reilly Brothers, a licensed abatement provider. Our procedure includes:
- Area enclosure
- Complete removal
We ensure that your property is completely cleared of asbestos before we finish any job.. To learn more about the process, talk to our team of professionals.
Asbestos insulation was the biggest source of asbestos exposure for workers in the 20th century. It remains a toxic hazard to date. Many buildings once used asbestos-based insulation, mostly because of asbestos’ flame-retardant properties. So, after we remove asbestos-based insulation from your site, O’Reilly Brothers will help you choose appropriate replacement insulation.
We offer a variety of certified flame-retardant products, including polyurethane-based insulation. This product is UFFI-free and safe to use.