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Asbestos Is The #1 Work Related Cause Of Death In BC

WINMAR® Property Restoration provides asbestos abatement services in Kelowna and the Okanagan. Here we have lots of helpful information about the dangers of asbestos and what you can to do if you think your house contains this hazardous material. If you are unsure whether or not your home or business is in need of Kelowna asbestos abatement contact us today for a free consultation.

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Signs Your Kelowna Home Has Asbestos

If your home or building is older than 1990 its very likely that you have asbestos in some of the building materials and you should test for asbestos. The main areas in your home where you can find asbestos are the following:

  • Insulation
  • Cement
  • Plaster
  • Vinyl Sheet Flooring
  • Window Caulking
  • Drywall Joint Compound
  • Ceiling Texture

Sources of Asbestos in the home

What Should You Do If Your Home Has Asbestos?

  1. Find temporary alternate residence to minimize you and your families exposure to the asbestos.
  2. Use a respirator fitted with a filter when you must be in your Kelowna home.
  3. Contact WINMAR®, Kelowna’s leading asbestos removal team to begin the abatement process.
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Many Kelowna Homes Have Asbestos

Any building built before 1985 could very well have asbestos in it. In any case, if you believe your home has asbestos you should contact our team of asbestos removal professionals. It is difficult to know if your home has asbestos unless you are developing symptoms or have prior knowledge of their existence. The issue with waiting until you develop symptoms is that it is often too late, they have already affected your health and will continue to do so in the future.

So if you have a home built in Kelowna, before 1985, and believe that a cough or slight irritation may be caused by asbestos it’s imperative that you contact our asbestos abatement team. We can complete an inspection, and solve any asbestos-related issues in your home.

The Dangers Of Asbestos

Asbestos is a strong, fire-resistant mineral fibre that’s used to insulate against heat and noise as well as fire protection. The problem is that asbestos fibres can enter the air, and when inhaled can cause a number of extremely serious health issues like cancer.

Asbestos is extremely dangerous, especially if the asbestos-containing materials are disturbed or deteriorating. This causes more fibres to be released into the air, contaminating entire sections of your Kelowna home and making clean up very difficult. Needless to say, you need a professional Kelowna asbestos removal team to make sure you and your family stay safe and healthy.

Major Health Risks Caused By Asbestos

1.    Asbestosis
2.    Mesothelioma
3.    Lung Cancer

Testing For Asbestos In Kelowna

WINMAR®is qualified as per Section 6.1 of the OHS Regulation (Regulation) to test and remove asbestos in residential and commercial structures. We will test your home or business for asbestos and if found our team of technicians will remove it in a safe, hazard-free manner. Call us for a free estimate today!

WINMAR® Is Kelowna’s Leading Asbestos Abatement Service

WINMAR® is the name you can trust for asbestos removal in the Kelowna area. Our team here at WINMAR® have years of experience in dealing with asbestos, and are experts at safely containing or removing the hazardous materials. Asbestos is a serious health hazard, and you can’t just trust any abatement service. You need a team you can trust; you need WINMAR® Property Restoration Specialists asbestos removal team.

Call us at (250) 862-3500 for a quote