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Asbestos – A Lingering Problem

When asbestos was introduced to the world, it’s purpose was protection. Asbestos was very popular following its introduction due to heat, chemical, water and electricity resistance, as well as it’s durability. Asbestos products were commonly used in building materials due to its flame resistance. When asbestos is dry it can be very easily broken down to a fine substance which was then used to make various products, such as:

  • Brake linings and brake pads
  • Ovens
  • Toasters
  • Slow cookers
  • Coffee pots
  • Bottle warmers
  • Popcorn poppers
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Heaters
  • Curling irons
  • Hairdryers
  • Textiles, including: oven mitts, towels, cloths potholders, placemats, electric blankets, ironing board covers, fire blankets

Following years of exposure to asbestos-containing product, it has been determined that asbestos may cause serious lung issues such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. Touching or disrupting products containing asbestos may cause particles to become airborne, which can then be inhaled. Asbestos fibres are like tiny needles and when they become airborne, they can become embedded in lung tissue and the human body cannot eject them.

Asbestos may be found in older buildings, due to the age and installation of asbestos-containing materials, used in the home or commercial space. Some of the products that may contain asbestos, include:

  • Plasters
  • Insulation in ceilings, attics and walls
  • Floor and ceiling tiles
  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Exterior siding
  • Furnaces and heating systems
  • Cement sheets for construction
  • Pipes
  • Insulation for electrical wiring
  • Roofing products, tar paper, shingles and felt
  • Lumber
  • Spray on insulation and fireproofing
WINMAR® technicians are professionally trained, insured and certified to conduct site inspections, contain the area and properly remove and dispose of asbestos containing materials to ensure that your property is safe from any cross contamination.
At the beginning and throughout the removal process, WINMAR® sprays the asbestos materials with a binding agent so that the fibres are unable to become airborne. The material is then removed, placed in poly bags and sealed. Air scrubbing machines with HEPA filtration systems operate throughout the entire process. Upon completion, WINMAR® provides certificates on asbestos abatement projects that are transferable to new home buyers.
Rely on the qualified experts at WINMAR® to conduct asbestos testing in and around your home, before starting any home projects, DIYs, renovations or upgrades. If any asbestos is found, you can trust the teams at WINMAR® to remove asbestos properly, effectively and safely, from your home.

WINMAR® is Coming Through For You!