If you have found asbestos in your home, it’s important not to panic and to contact Abri Spec’s asbestos experts. An assessment will be carried out, along with the steps to be taken. If necessary, samples will be taken for analysis. An appointment can then be made to remove or encapsulate the asbestos in accordance with current safety standards. It is important not to attempt to clean or handle the materials yourself, and to wait for our specialized team. Such contaminants are dangerous to handle without equipment.
You can find out if the air quality in your home is healthy by performing indoor air quality tests. These tests can measure the presence of common pollutants such as mould, fine particles, and carbon monoxide. You can also watch for physical signs such as foul odours, high humidity, or symptoms of respiratory problems or allergies in occupants. An indoor air quality professional can help you determine whether your home’s air quality is healthy.
The amount of time you have to wait before renovating after decontamination will depend on the type of decontamination performed. Follow the recommendations of the professional who performed the mould decontamination to ensure that all traces of contaminants have been removed and that the air is now healthy. After our experts have performed the mould decontamination, it’s a good idea to carry out an air quality test to make sure there’s no longer any danger. Generally, we recommend waiting 24 to 48 hours before proceeding with any renovation work.
Moulds can cause a variety of health problems, depending on the number of spores inhaled. Common symptoms include skin, eye and respiratory system irritation, allergies, asthma, headaches, fatigue, and digestive problems. People with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of mould.
There are several signs that may indicate possible mould contamination in your home, such as mould stains on walls, ceilings or upholstery, a musty odour (earthy smell), excessive humidity in the air, and water leaks or infiltration in the house. If you suspect mould contamination, you’ll need to take immediate steps to remedy the situation.
The process of decontaminating your home will depend on the severity of the contamination and whether it is asbestos or mould. General steps include initial assessment, identification of the source of contamination, removal of contamination, disinfection of the affected area, and repair of damage. An Abri Spec decontamination professional can help you develop a customized plan of action for your situation.