If you own a home in Toronto, you may be worried about asbestos. By now you may have heard that asbestos is everywhere. Perhaps you’re wondering if that’s an exaggeration. It’s not! This rock-based insulating material was used extensively in construction projects all over the world, for decades.
In fact, it would seem even one of the richest women in the world can be displaced by the presence of asbestos in the family home. That’s right! Queen Elizabeth herself may have to temporarily move out of Buckingham Palace during renovations because of the dangers associated with the disturbance of asbestos fibers during renovations.
Buckingham Palace Renovations
With renovations slated to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, you can be pretty sure this is no ordinary home improvement project. Apparently the upgrades and repairs will address the ancient plumbing in the stately home, and we’re pretty sure lead pipes will be part of the problem!
There are also reports that asbestos removal will take place during the renovations because, as we know, once asbestos fibers are disturbed they become hazardous to human health. Palace parties will shine after new electrical work is completed. It’s a huge undertaking, fit for a Queen.
When to Remove Asbestos
In many cases, the safest thing to do with asbestos is to leave it alone. The danger lies in the inhalation of the fibers once they’re released into the air. Unless you’re planning home renovations that will disturb the asbestos, removal may not be required. If you suspect the presence of asbestos in your home, your best bet is to arrange for asbestos testing before deciding on the right course of action for your home.
You can bet that the renovations taking place at Buckingham Palace are grand enough in scale to warrant asbestos removal. After all, one does not relocate the Queen of England without good reason!
Asbestos Removal in Toronto
While we can feel a little bit of sympathy for the Queen, it’s important to remember that Her Royal Highness has many other residences where she can ride out the renovations in typical royal comfort and style.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we were all so lucky?
The rest of us will usually have to stay in our homes during an asbestos removal procedure. Fortunately, when you have engaged the services of a professional asbestos removal company in Toronto, it’s not usually necessary to relocate the whole family. With the proper filters and safety equipment in place, asbestos removal isn’t any more inconvenient than any other type of home renovation.
Whether your home requires a Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 asbestos removal, a skilled company knows the safety precautions that need to be put in place to keep your family safe during the procedure. Of course, if you’d rather relocate, you might consider asking the Queen if she would kindly loan you an extra palace for a week or two!