Lots of people assume that a commercial demolition is easy — after all, it seems a lot easier to tear down a building than to meticulously plan and build one from scratch. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, however: Demolitions, especially ones of a commercial scope, take a lot of thorough research and careful implementation to ensure they are done safely and effectively.
Here at Mondo EX, we would like to provide you with some helpful tips & tricks to make sure your next demolition goes off without a hitch, whether big or small in overall scale.
Limit Exposure to Harmful Materials
During a demolition, many materials can be exposed to the environment that would otherwise stay contained. Some of these materials are extremely hazardous and pose a serious risk to your health, so it is important to be aware of the different dangerous materials you could come across and how to protect yourself from them.
Wooden Dust Containing Formaldehyde
When this debris is inhaled through the nose, it can become stuck in the nasal passage and has been previously believed to cause nasal cancer in certain workers who deal with wood. When you are dealing with this sort of material or believe you are, be sure to wear protective respiratory equipment when you are near the site.
Synthetic Mineral Fibres
Products that are made of fibreglass, ceramic and rock woll all contain what is known as synthetic mineral fibres (SMF for short). SMFs are not as poisonous as asbestos, so they are still used in a number of different materials today. Even so, the material causes a threat to your health, and can cause symptoms including nose, throat and eye irritation. There is also a possible link between lung cancer and fibreglass, so it is generally important to wear protective clothing and respirators whenever possible.
Demolition projects are messy, meaning that things are falling and being torn down. Some of these materials are very heavy in weight and can cause a huge danger to those who are not properly protected. It is required that workers must wear fall protection restraints as well as hardhats to keep themselves safe.
Experienced demolition companies will know what materials can and can’t be properly recycled and reused for future use. You may be surprised to find out that there are a large number of different building materials that can be broken down and reused for other projects down the road. Things such as concrete, steel, and wooden beams/doors can be reused or recycled making sure to look out for the environment after all is said and done.
Hire a Demolition Company Today
When you need a demolition project done by the most professional experts in the field, look no further than Mondo Bobcat Services. We make sure to follow all of the necessary steps for both preparation and implementation to make sure your demolition project is completed in the most effective way possible. To find out more about our demolition services in Toronto and how our team can help, be sure to call us at (647) 619-6373 today! We look forward to speaking with you.