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Category Archives: Asbestos
Four Dangerous Myths About Asbestos
The dangers of asbestos are now well known throughout the general population. We now know that asbestos, although a naturally occurring mineral, can cause several health conditions if inhaled or ingested. It’s the reason that it’s so important that we … Read More
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Is Asbestos Hiding in Your Vinyl Flooring?
Vinyl floor tile and sheet flooring were favored choices for homebuilders and owners beginning with the 1950s housing boom. They remained popular until the 1980s, when health concerns over asbestos emerged. Vinyl sheet flooring is considered the most dangerous product due to its … Read More
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Do You Need Asbestos Inspection in the Office
Did you know that if your office building was built any time before 1990, it stands a decent chance of containing dangerous asbestos? It’s true. Asbestos is not a problem from a bygone era, like we would all like to … Read More
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Canada is 1# in Mesothelioma Cancer Worldwide: An Asbestos Inspector Can Save Your Life!
Asbestos testing will save your family’s lives. Here is why: One of the deadliest forms of cancer is known as mesothelioma, an extremely aggressive disease that attacks the lining of the lungs and abdomen. Hundreds of Canadians die from mesothelioma … Read More
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Does Your House Have Asbestos?
It goes without saying that asbestos fiber is harmful to your health when touched or inhaled, however, many older homes were constructed using asbestos products. Builders once prized asbestos’ fire-retardant and insulating capabilities. The good news is, unless you are damaging … Read More
Why Is Asbestos Bad for My Health?
Asbestos and asbestos testing have been in the news on and off for decades now, which can make you wonder why it is a still a problem and what the associated health risks are. To better understand the problem and … Read More
10 Reasons to Think Twice About DIY Demolition
When you are considering beginning a remodel or renovation, it may be tempting to tackle the project on your own. Unfortunately, because it is easy to get in over your head, hiring a professional should be at the top of your … Read More
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Toronto Catholic School Closed After Asbestos Test
A Toronto Catholic high school was closed after its air ducts tested positive for asbestos. Asbestos is a heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral. It is often woven into fabrics to make them fire-resistant. It is also used in a number of insulating … Read More
What Is Asbestos And Why Is It Dangerous?
What Is Asbestos? You might know asbestos as the material used in old bullet-proof vests. But did you know that it can be found in your home? Asbestos is a mineral with the structure of thin fibrous crystals. It was … Read More
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Where Can I Find Asbestos in My Home
Do you think your home needs asbestos testing? Newmarket, Barrie and Toronto’s homes can still contain this harmful substance. So where can you find it? Lots of places. It’s best to not go looking for it on your own. If … Read More
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