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BC Hazmat Inspections provides hazmat inspections and analytical lab services for hazardous materials such as mould, lead and asbestos—hazardous material when breathed in. It’s important for home and business owners with older buildings in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver to have their property tested for asbestos. Asbestos was formerly widely used in building materials, and if released into the air, its particles can lead to serious health issues. Our mobile team is waiting for your call if you need asbestos analysis or asbestos testing.



For over 10 years, we have provided our customers with asbestos testing services in the Surrey and Vancouver areas. Our residential and industrial clients trust us for our quality workmanship and thorough attention to detail. We have an in-house laboratory to reduce the turnaround time required for technical analysis. Count on us when in need of asbestos analysis in Surrey.

NIOSH-certified technicians staff our in-house lab. Our laboratory offers you the benefit of having samples analyzed quickly and efficiently. Our AHERA-certified team is continually expanding our operations' scope to suit our clients' complex needs. Our team believes in maintaining the industry's highest standards, providing you with professional and efficient services.


Asbestos is a group of natural mineral fibres found in rocks. Several types of fibres are long, thin, flexible, strong, and durable. Asbestos is a heat and fire-resistant substance used as an insulator before the 1990s in various consumer, industrial, automotive, and construction products. Its usage ceased after it was found to be linked to adverse health effects.

At BC Hazmat Inspections, we ensure that our professional surveyors visit your property to make prompt analysis and recommendations for asbestos removal. As a part of the HAZMAT analysis, we follow the following procedures for asbestos testing:

  • Our professionals will visit your property and conduct inspections.

  • We take samples to be sent to our testing facility for analysis.

  • The lab prepares a HAZMAT report with samples.

Your property’s asbestos testing report is prepared using state-of-the-art tools and equipment. Our asbestos testing process helps us serve you in the best possible way to identify hazardous deposits. Call us for safe and reliable asbestos testing and inspection today!



Before starting your construction and renovation project, you must complete your asbestos testing and analysis. Asbestos analysis helps classify the toxicity of hazardous material. If not catered to in time, this hazardous material can make your construction project expensive.


It becomes more crucial to get this done for those who are working on-site. Regarding the asbestos analysis, this report is mandated by WorkSafeBC regulations for detecting hazardous materials in your building or property. The asbestos analysis comprises the following sections:

  • The type of report

  • The general incident information

  • The packaging information

  • The consequences

  • The description of events and package failure

  • Recommendations for prevention

  • Lastly, the contact information

A survey is conducted per the WorkSafeBC to collect samples of suspected asbestos materials for analysis. After its completion, a report is prepared containing the list of worksite hazardous materials in a tabular format. This is further uploaded on the worksite with photographic evidence, including all the identified substances.

The asbestos analysis outlines the following:

  • Material type

  • Friability

  • Location

  • Condition

  • Extent

  • Accessibility

By choosing BC Hazmat Inspections, you can rest assured that our asbestos analysis experts are NIOSH-certified technicians trained in analyzing the samples quickly, paying close attention to detail.




Asbestos was used in all kinds of buildings up until the 1990s. Its heat and fire-resistant qualities made it a popular choice of material for both commercial and residential spaces. As a result, it's now very common to find the presence of asbestos in homes and commercial buildings alike. We regularly conduct asbestos testing and analysis for homes, offices, warehouses, and retail stores in Vancouver, Surrey, and the Lower Mainland.

If you live in an older home that was built before 1990, you can likely find asbestos in:

  • Crawlspaces and basement floors

  • Ducting

  • Electrical wiring

  • Fireplaces

  • Flooring

  • Furnaces 

  • Plumbing

  • Roofing and siding

  • Wall and ceiling tiles

Tubes and pipes may be wrapped in asbestos, and vinyl tiles used in flooring, ceilings and walls may contain asbestos. Shingles and siding may be made of asbestos mixed with other materials, and the artificial logs in your fireplace could have been manufactured using asbestos.

If you’re residing or working in an older building, undergoing asbestos testing is highly recommended. Contact us to know more about how we can help you analyze the presence of hazardous materials.



When disturbed, asbestos releases toxic fibres in the air that are extremely harmful if inhaled. Both long-term and short-term exposure to asbestos fibres damages your physical health. However, the two worst kinds of exposure are when people are exposed to an intense concentration and exposure to it for an extended period. Once the toxic fibres enter your body, and there is no way to flush them out - they cause damage that cannot be reversed. They cause many lung problems, including genetic damage and a type of cancer linked primarily to asbestos exposure. Worse still, the effects of asbestos show up decades after exposure, building up over time. Some health problems that are caused by asbestos exposure are:

  • Lung cancer

  • Mesothelioma

  • Asbestosis

  • Pleural thickening

  • Pleural effusions

  • Pleural plaques

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


If you suspect asbestos is present in your home or workplace, you need a qualified asbestos professional to complete an asbestos test and complete analysis. Similarly, you must get asbestos testing before you renovate your home or demolish an old industrial building. This will protect you and any workers from potentially being exposed to asbestos. If asbestos is found, you must eliminate the source of asbestos exposure through abatement to reduce the potential for injury or disease.

Do you have any questions regarding our asbestos testing services? Are you concerned about having asbestos on your property? Send us your comments or queries and we will get back to you. You can also call us directly at 604-593-8275.



Our asbestos testing and analysis is pretty quick because we have an in-house lab certified by NIOSH. A qualified team member will inspect your house or office, take samples, and have the samples analyzed at our facility. Our lab technicians will prepare a report of those samples, which will be given to you quickly. To book an appointment for asbestos testing in Surry or Vancouver and to ask any questions, contact the experts at BC Hazmat Inspections.

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