What is Silica Dust?

Ceramic tiles, cinder blocks, bricks, or cement are made with clay or earth-based minerals, and are a part of the construction of our homes and businesses.  Did you know that these all contain a natural silica?  Why is this important?  Well, when cutting, grinding, drilling, or scraping these any of those items above a by-product is a dangerous crystalline silica dust.

If you have a water or fire damage in your home, and removal of ceramic tiles, cinder blocks, bricks or cement are required, the professionals at Stutters Disaster Kleenup will ensure that we have the space where removals need to happen in a contained atmosphere.  This will ensure that the silica dust does not go outside of the contained area, and our crews are suited up with their Personal Protective Equipment.  We will ensure that the area that we are working in is thoroughly cleaned, and wiped down.

WorkSafe BC is working hard to educate employers, and employees of the hazards of crystalline silica dust. A fleck of this dust is up to 60x smaller than a grain of salt, and extremely fine. If proper protection is not worn when in the vicinity of the creating of the dust you increase your risk of Silicosis, Lung Cancer, or a plethora of other medical conditions.

In the desire of educating everyone, please check out these links to learn more about silica dust.

If we are all informed, then we are better able to protect you, our homeowners, and our technicians in the field. We know everyone takes on home renovations, please be informed, and protect your family and yourself and take the necessary safety measures.  Better yet, call the professionals at Stutters Disaster Kleenup, and we will ensure that removals are handled in a safe manner.

Stutters Disaster Kleenup is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve you.  You can reach Stutters by calling us at 1-877-763-1540, and we will ensure we have a technician to your home or place of business immediately.

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