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Renovating in Mississauga? Unveiling the Asbestos Threat in Pre-1990 Homes

Friday Sep 29th, 2023


Embarking on a home renovation journey in Mississauga requires careful consideration. Uncover the concealed risks of asbestos, understand its detection nuances, and explore safe removal methods. Prioritizing these aspects ensures your family's well-being and your renovation project's success.

Unmasking Asbestos: Key FAQs

What is Asbestos?

A fibrous material present in 3,000+ building products from the 1950s to 1990s.

Why is it Dangerous?

Disturbing asbestos during renovation releases harmful fibres, posing severe health risks.

Detecting Asbestos: A Critical Task

Are you renovating a pre-1990 home? Asbestos may lurk. Know where to look and how to remove it safely.

Common Hiding Spots for Asbestos

  • Vinyl tiles and linoleum flooring
  • Roof felt and shingles
  • Insulation like vermiculite
  • Stucco
  • Gypsum board compound
  • Light fixture backing
  • Deck under sheeting

Testing and Safe Removal

Before renovating, partner with a qualified asbestos testing company. Ensure safe removal, a shared responsibility for homeowners and contractors.

Your Mississauga Realtor

Ready to embark on a safe and informed renovation journey in Mississauga? Your home's well-being is paramount, and understanding the asbestos threat is the first step. 

If you need guidance or professional assistance, feel free to contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative, ASA, at Keller Williams Realty, Brokerage. With a commitment to excellence, your safety, and a robust network of trusted service providers, I'm here to ensure your renovation is not just a transformation but a secure and healthy upgrade for your home and family. 

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