Asbestos is a toxic and mineral fiber that is featured in rock and soil. It was commonly used in residential and commercial construction materials, mainly for insulation. However, asbestos is extremely harmful to humans as it has been linked to many serious diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos can cause a deadly condition and its presence should not be neglected. If your commercial or residential property was built before the 1990’s, professional asbestos testing must be conducted if you suspect you may have asbestos in your home or you plan on completing repairs or renovations.
The Importance of Asbestos Testing
At Canada’s Restoration Services, our IICRC certified professionals perform asbestos testing on homes and businesses for various reasons. Here are a few reasons why we advise home owners and business owners to hire a certified restoration company to perform asbestos testing:
- Confirm the Presence of Asbestos – The only way to guarantee the presence of asbestos is through professional testing. During an asbestos test, our certified experts will extract a few samples of the material. The samples are sent to an accredited laboratory where an analysis is performed on the sample. Following the analysis, a report is generated that states if asbestos is present and if so, the type of asbestos found, along with the concentration percentage of the asbestos.
- Mandatory Asbestos Report – As stated above, after testing is performed, a report is provided to the homeowner or business owner that indicates whether asbestos is present or not. This report is useful and needed when performing renovations, repairs or construction. This report can also be used in legal matters or real estate transactions.
- Keeps You and Your Loved Ones Safe – Asbestos exposure does not lead to immediate symptoms, so It can be easy to inhale asbestos fibres without realizing the negative effects. Over time, asbestos fibres can cause serious damages to the body’s cells, which leads to death-causing illnesses. No amount of asbestos exposure is safe and the longer you are exposed to asbestos, the more damage it causes. Furthermore, cutting through asbestos-contained materials will disturb the asbestos and thereby, the fibres will spread. With testing, you can prevent the harmful effects that exposure to asbestos contains by confirming the presence of asbestos and hiring a professional restoration company to remove it.
Professional Asbestos Testing and Removal Services
For over 10 years, Canada’s Restoration Services has been providing commercial and residential asbestos testing and asbestos removal services. Our certified asbestos inspectors are highly trained professionals who have performed thousands of asbestos testing and asbestos abatement services in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Edmonton. Keeping you and your family safe is our top priority. As a leader in the restoration industry, Canada’s Restoration Services is an award-winning company that utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technology to help with providing reliable and effective services.