During the construction boom of the 70s and 80s, when lots of agricultural areas have been developed into suburbs, construction companies made use of a material called asbestos in different areas of the homes they built. They did this because they were utilizing the very good properties of asbestos which is heat insulation, fire retardant, and electrical insulation. These properties were very ideal in the construction business as they provide protection against the accidental startup or ignition of fire.
Asbestos was a very widely used material back in those days as construction companies no longer had to handle and manage asbestos itself as it was already being built into the materials they were using by the manufacturers. All the construction companies had to do was install them. Items like floor paneling, ceiling, pipe insulations, gutters, roofing, and many other materials used in constructing homes and other structures all had some asbestos used in them. While the use of asbestos was inteded with best intentions, it was only during the mid-80s that they found that asbestos was actually a very dangerous material.
The dangers involved with asbestos is not that it will kill you instantly, but that long-term exposure to the dust and fibers released from deteriorated or disturbed asbestos materials will have a serious consequence in the overall health and wellbeing of those involved. Asbestos-related diseases often involve the respiratory system as well as the digestive system. The disease you get from it will not kill you in an instant. What it will bring you however is a slow process with which your body deteriorates until it shuts down completely. While this may take many years after the long-term or direct exposure to asbestos particles happened, the fact that it shortens your life and is very costly to medicate all the more means that you need to have asbestos removed from your property should there be some.
If your home was built during the days when asbestos was being widely used, unless the previous owners of the home have already had it removed, there is a high possibility that this very dangerous material may still be installed in some of the materials of your home. Calgary Asbestos Removal Services provide excellent service when it comes to asbestos materials, which is why they are the most ideal to rely on should there be asbestos present that is in need of removing. Get free estimates to have an idea on the pricing they provide for your property. Pricing will be based on their assessment of your home along with the extent of work they have to do.