Asbestos Testing and Asbestos Removal in Toronto
Canada's Restoration Services is Canada's #1 Asbestos Removal Company. We have completed thousands of asbestos and vermiculite jobs in Toronto. As a leader in the restoration industry, we provide our valued customers reliable and quick restoration services in the GTA for residential and commercial buildings. Canada's Restoration Services has highly trained IICRC certified professionals performing asbestos testing and asbestos removal in Toronto. We offer free asbestos inspections in Toronto - asbestos inspections in Toronto can cost up to $600.
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What is Asbestos
If your home or building has been built before the 1990's, there is a possibility that it may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which was a widely used building material, specifically for asbestos insulation. Asbestos fibers are released into the air once asbestos has been disturbed and is extremely hazardous for you and your family.
The longer you are exposed to asbestos, the more harmful it is to your health. By slightly disturbing the asbestos, it can easily create a hazard. Working with or disturbing any asbestos-containing material can cause serious harm to you and your family. Breaking or cutting asbestos-containing material, for example, can lead to the contamination of your home. Symptoms of asbestos exposure includes: difficulty breathing, coughing, chest pain and discomfort.
Asbestos Testing in Toronto
Asbestos testing is required to determine if asbestos is present in your home or business. A sample of the asbestos will be carefully taken by a certified project manager. This sample will be sent to an accredited asbestos testing lab where they will test the asbestos. The results are received within 48 hours and a detailed report will present the different kind of asbestos and the percentage of asbestos fibers there may be in the asbestos material.
We advise homeowners and business owners to call Canada's Restoration Services to perform asbestos testing. Having an asbestos sample taken by an unqualified company can disturb the asbestos and create contamination through your home. Following an asbestos test by Canada's Restoration Services, we will conduct a free asbestos inspection where we will assess where the asbestos is located in your home, the damage and destruction it has created and develop a report. This report is a detailed scope of work which includes our findings and our solution. Asbestos abatement can begin as soon as asbestos has been confirmed with an accredited asbestos testing lab report.
Asbestos Abatement in Toronto
Once asbestos has been confirmed, asbestos abatement can begin. Our certified project managers follow a strict procedure and guideline for asbestos removal in Toronto. The asbestos specialist will follow the asbestos removal procedure depending on various factors including: the type of asbestos, where the asbestos is located and how much asbestos there is. There are three main types of asbestos:
Type 1 - Chrysotile: Referred to as white asbestos and is the most commonly encountered asbestos. It is often contaminated with amounts of tremolite and is extremely hazardous. Chrysotile asbestos can be commonly found in asphalt, roofing materials and textiles.
Type 2 - Amosite: Referred to as brown asbestos and was commonly used in cement, insulation, tiles and roofing.
Type 3 - Tremolite: Colours range from white to dark green. Tremolite is responsbile for many asbestos-related illnesses and is commonly found in paint, plumbing materials, insulation and roofing.
Keeping you safe from asbestos exposure is our main priority. We take extra precautions to ensure that the asbestos fibers do not spread across the home or business. Our restoration experts are extensively trained and certified in:
- Classification of Asbestos Operations
- Use of Personal Protection Equipment
- Asbestos Decontamination
- Safety Work in Affected Area
- Proper Handling & Disposal of Asbestos Waste
The asbestos removal procedure begins with setting up a containment. This prevents contamination in the rest of your home or business. After the containment has been set up, Canada's Restoration Services professionals will place negative air pressure machines to prevent contamination of air outside. A HEPA filter is utilized as well to keep asbestos from becoming airborne. We also double wrap and wipe down all affected materials and use an absestos safe waste disposal to prevent any asbestos fibers from escaping. Once the asbestos removal procedure is completed, we present to you an asbestos certificate that guarantees that the asbestos on the affected material has been removed.