Asbestos is a naturally occurring material that has been used since the Stone Age.
While asbestos has some admirable qualities such as heat and fire resistance, when it becomes airborne it’s extremely dangerous and causes several different lung diseases including mesothelioma and lung cancer.
The earliest documentation of disease caused by asbestos was in the British Medical Journal in 1924. There was definitely disease caused by asbestos long before that, but it wasn’t documented.
When did Canada stop using asbestos in building materials?
In the late 1970’s, in Canada, manufacturing of building materials with asbestos became illegal. However, there was already a stockpile of such materials, so these building materials, continued to be used until the 1990’s.
Today, when renovating older buildings, there is the danger of disturbing asbestos building materials and releasing the asbestos particles into the air. These particles are extremely dangerous to breathe in, and that’s why professional asbestos removal and abatement is so important.
Why Use a Professional Asbestos Removal Company?
Professional asbestos removal experts like RK Asbestos Removal come with the knowledge, equipment, and experience to either seal up or remove your asbestos in a safe manner, as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Further, RK Asbestos Removal will dispose of the asbestos for you, and leave you with a clean building site to continue your project.
Please feel free to contact us at RK Asbestos Removal. We are your BC Interior premier asbestos removal professionals, and we’re ready to remove your dangerous asbestos materials.