Great weather provides the perfect time for your home renovation projects

asbestos renovations

Home DIY projects can be more of a hassle than it’s worth.

Now that the weather is warming up, everyone likes to start working on there home projects to improve the quality of their homes. This is the best time of year to tear down that wall, install new flooring, upgrade your bathrooms and many more home improvement projects that you have been itching to get to all winter long.

Many homeowners insist on doing many projects on their own, instead of hiring professional licensed contractors and taking the risk of health concerns just to save costs that could be incurred on DIY projects. At got mold?, we insist that our readers stay safe and have a thorough assessment performed prior to any demolition. Many older homes built prior to 1993 have asbestos inside the walls, attic, asbestos containing tile flooring, drywall joint compound, duct insulation, linoleum,  textured ceilings etc. We encourage you not to attempt removal on your own until all possible materials are professionally tested and analyzed by an accredited laboratory.

Many people think that because asbestos stopped being used in industry many years ago, it’s no longer an issue, The problem today is that people can disturb asbestos in their homes without realizing it is there.

They embark on DIY projects — or hire a  friend, or a few local lads to do some demolition work without an initial survey — and unwittingly expose themselves, workers and family to asbestos fibres.

The number of people dying each year from mesothelioma has nearly quadrupled in the past 30 years. The Department of Health estimates deaths will peak in 2016 because the danger of asbestos became widely known only in the  mid-Seventies, and the time lag between exposure and diagnosis is, typically, 30 to 40 years.

Crucially, with asbestos remaining in millions of buildings across the country, many of us are still exposing ourselves to asbestos without realizing it. Asbestos materials in good condition are not a health risk and should be fine if you leave them alone. Simply check their condition from time to time to ensure they haven’t started to deteriorate. If you have to remove asbestos, it’s essential you use a reputable, licensed contractor who carries the appropriate liability and pollution liability insurance to handle and dispose of it properly.

For peace of mind on your summer home improvement projects call today so we can schedule you an appointment with a consultant. 1-888-909-6653

 

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got mold?™ is a locally owned and operated Canadian company with over 25 years of combined experience in the disaster restoration industry. A Message from the President Mold is a growing concern. To continue to thrive as a business over the next ten years and beyond, we must look far ahead, understand the ever changing world and power in order to structure our business in the future and maneuver in such a way that will allow us to anticipate challenges we face throughout our journey, enabling us to continue operating as a world class company employing great people for continued success. Our Mission Find & fix sources of unhealthy indoor air Our Vision Healthy indoor air Our Core Values Dependable - We make commitments and meet them Resourceful - We find a way or make one Knowledgeable - We are certified and constantly learning Productive - We get it done right ASAP Trustworthy - We have a great reputation Loyal - We are proud of our company and its values Ethical - We don’t compromise our values and we don’t cut corners Respectful - We care about people, property and good stewardship of money All this while maintaining the utmost in health & safety standards. Indoor air quality specialists, we are experts in mold testing, removal and remediation; fire and flood damage restoration; indoor air quality testing; asbestos surveying, asbestos testing, sampling and abatement.