Asbestos Removal | Testing and Mold Cleanup Toronto
Asbestos Siding and Remediation
Older house siding can be contaminated with asbestos if you have the concrete type shingles or panels. If you suspect that to be the case (asbestos is mixed with concrete and as it ages it becomes very brittle), then you should call us to test for contaminants. If the panels do contain asbestos, they should be removed professionally if the intention is to apply new vinyl or aluminum siding. The old panels will more than likely crack when screws or nails are used and that is an absolute no-no. While there is a definite cost that you may not have counted on, it is best in the long run.
Asbestos Flooring Remediation
When home owners who have purchased a resale home older than 35 years old, they usually have the home tested for asbestos before signing on the dotted line. A home can clear the inspection for exposed and partially hidden asbestos in walls, around pipes, on old boilers and so on. But one of the areas that cannot be seen is under flooring. Old Vinyl flooring material can have asbestos, but even if it doesn't , it is not uncommon to find paper loaded with asbestos. If you are renovating, watch out for this material and one other tip would be to watch for the old style duct tape that can linger in this area as well as actual ducts and piping. If you suspect any questionable materials you should immediately stop working and call a pro to test and if necessary, remove the contaminated material.
Mold Removal and Remediation
Mold can take hold in any area that becomes damp or tinged with moisture, whether your home or business is older, or brand new. The thing about mold is that it can lead to health problems if it is not remediated and can also cause damage if left untreated and not removed,
At Demolition Company Toronto and NIC-CON Contracting, we follow all of the necessary steps for the safest mold removal techniques and ensuring that your or business is safe and free of mold contamination.
How much does Asbestos removal Cost?
Remember, you can encounter asbestos or an asbestos-containing material during any type demolition or renovation. The expanse of products that can contain asbestos include insulation, plaster, flooring material, ceiling tiles, duct-work and tape, roofing shingles, some adhesives, and more. Asbestos removal costs range from about $1,500 depending on the extent of the work to be done, and up.
Getting rid of Asbestos
Removing asbestos materials is not recommended for the homeowner who dares to tackle this job. Demolition and removal of asbestos is not easy and can be dangerous if not properly outfitted with special protective gear that includes hazmat suits, protective eyewear, gloves and respirators. If you think you might have asbestos building materials that need to be removed from your home, consider an experienced contractor that specializes in finding and eradicating asbestos before trying it yourself. Aside from demolition companies like ours, air conditioning contractors are also familiar with asbestos removal due to their ductwork experience and can deal with asbestos issues in homes constructed pre 1970.