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 1920 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.
Lead Stop Specialists tests your home or business for asbestos, we provide on-site assessments and inspect the property for asbestos building products. We will test for asbestos around your property, provide an inventory of asbestos materials and ensure that the home or business is mitigated. Our team is trained and certified to handle dangerous materials and we use a provincially accredited lab who uses state-of-the-art equipment to test for asbestos. We can guide you through the asbestos testing and removal process from initial inspection to Asbestos Abatement.
Identifying and Testing for Asbestos
Asbestos can be difficult to detect and test for, which is why we advise against "DIY" Testing. 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.
If asbestos is present in the home, it can be found in many rooms and in numerous materials. Common items or areas where asbestos is found is in pipe insulation, stucco, drywall joint compound, plaster, vinyl flooring and attic insulation (vermiculite).
After an inspection, if we believe your property has asbestos, our team will take samples from the area or material and send them to a lab for proper testing.
If you think asbestos is in your workplace or home, leave it alone! Contact Lead Stop Specialists 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.