ASBESTOS TESTING SERVICES
Asbestos Testing is the procedure of testing a home or business for asbestos and asbestos building products. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was used in numerous building products between 1950 to 1990. If your home or commercial property was built at that time, chances are there is asbestos. Asbestos has been directly linked to respiratory ailments and cancer. In Canada, the legislation requires that asbestos testing is performed to ensure the health and safety of occupants.
Asbestos was generally used in building construction because it was fire resistance, provided insulation, and had solid durability. Western Environmental Solutions tests your home or business for asbestos, we provide on-site assessments and inspect the property for asbestos building products and airborne fibers. We will test for asbestos around your property, provide an inventory of asbestos materials, and ensure that the home or business is mitigated. We use state-of-the-art equipment to detect asbestos, and our team is trained and certified to handle dangerous materials. We can guide you through the asbestos testing & removal process from initial inspection to Asbestos Abatement. We create a safe environment by effectively controlling and managing your asbestos-containing materials.
CHOOSING AN ASBESTOS TESTING COMPANY
If you think your property has asbestos the next step is to find a contractor to test your home or business. When testing for asbestos it is imperative to ensure that the asbestos fibers are disrupted as little as possible. If you are looking for asbestos testing services you should find a reputable contractor that can test for asbestos safely. If asbestos is found in your property having a certified asbestos removal contractor perform the abatement is recommended.
Our team knows how to find asbestos and do so in a safe manner. We follow the strict rules and guidelines set by the Alberta & BC governments. We promise efficient and careful testing while following the industry’s best practices.
IDENTIFYING & TESTING FOR ASBESTOS
Asbestos can be difficult to detect and test for. Due to the health risks associated with the asbestos exposure we recommend that even if asbestos is suspected a person should avoid contact and immediately seek professional help. Asbestos is present in many areas of the home and can be found in numerous materials we commonly find asbestos in pipe insulation, vinyl flooring, and vermiculite attic insulation.
After an inspection, if we believe your property has asbestos, our team removes samples from a high-risk area or hazardous material and send them to a lab for proper testing. If you think asbestos is in your workplace or home, leave it alone! Contact Western Environmental Solutions if you suspect asbestos in your property. We can educate you on the common areas to find asbestos and where asbestos is most commonly present.
WHY IS ASBESTOS DANGEROUS?
Asbestos exposure can lead to numerous health concerns. Asbestos is a very dangerous material that can lead to serious ailments including cancer. Always be cautious with asbestos, common asbestos health risks include:
- Mesothelioma: an aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lung lining.
- Asbestosis: a lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.
- Lung Cancer: a tumor that forms in your Lungs.
- Laryngeal Cancer: cancer in the tissues of the larynx.
- Ovarian Cancer: Cancer in the tissues of a woman’s ovaries.
- Testicular Cancer: Cancer in the tissues of a man’s testicles.
- Pleural Thickening: scarring thickens the pleura, the thin membrane that covers the lungs.
After an inspection, if we believe your property has asbestos, our team removes samples and send them to a lab for extensive testing.
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Services For Asbestos Testing
We guarantee honest information and inspections when testing for asbestos. We practice the highest level of safety standards and the safety of our clients, employees and community are our utmost priority. We use state-of-the-art equipment and trained professionals to safely and properly test properties for asbestos.