Especially present in homes that were built prior to 1990, asbestos is a harmful chemical found in many different kinds of building materials. Asbestos was once used for its affordability, its durability, and its thermal qualities. However, when asbestos becomes airborne, it is extremely harmful. To ensure safety for your home, contact Sealtech Restorations for asbestos abatement in Calgary. When it becomes airborne, asbestos is a hazardous mineral that can cause serious illness including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. 

Asbestos can be difficult to spot as it was often mixed with other building materials before the dangers were fully known. In older homes, asbestos is commonly found in:

  • Insulation materials in roofs and attics
  • Bathrooms and kitchens
  • Stucco and plaster of ceilings and floors
  • Decks, pipes, and exterior siding
  • Doors and windows
  • Basements
  • Drywall joint compounds or cement

There is no sense in taking the risk in harming your family with asbestos. If you have an older home or you suspect there may be asbestos present in a home you are about to renovate, it is incredibly important that you seek professional assistance with asbestos abatement in Calgary as soon as possible. 


If you suspect asbestos contamination in your home and you plan on demolishing or renovating, you need to hire a professional team of asbestos removal specialists. Older homes that contain asbestos can release the harmful toxin into the air during renovations and construction. Proper asbestos abatement ensures that building materials containing asbestos are removed, properly disposed, and replaced by safe building materials with the properly certified tools and procedures.

Even if you were able to remove the building materials from your home yourself, mishandling the disposal of asbestos-laden materials poses a health risk to everyone around you. The sooner asbestos is removed from your home, the less likely it is to harm you or your family. Waiting until the asbestos in your home becomes a problem is not safe and you should never attempt to remove asbestos as a do-it-yourself project.

Our technicians are well-versed in the Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual and follow all guidelines and procedures set forth by Alberta regulations to ensure the safe removal and disposal of harmful asbestos. For proper asbestos abatement in Calgary, call Sealtech Restorations today.


Although it can be difficult to detect asbestos, there are some warning symptoms to look out for. If you or a loved one is suffering from the following symptoms, it could be linked to asbestos poisoning:

  • Difficulty breathing and shortness of breath
  • Hypertension
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swelling of the neck or face
  • Crackling sound during breathing

Airborne asbestos is so harmful to health because when breathed in, the fibers attach themselves to tissues deep within the lungs. While the above symptoms may be signs that you have suffered from asbestos poisoning, the effects of asbestos poisoning are typically long-term and debilitating. If you believe you may be suffering from asbestos poisoning, it is best to seek medical attention immediately.