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Useful Information & Tips About Hazardous Waste in Surrey & Greater Vancouver

Humans engage in all manner of activities, some of which, such as manufacturing, health care, and transportation, create hazardous waste materials. Proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste in Surrey and Greater Vancouver play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of employees and area residents. At BC Hazmat Inspections we believe that the more our customers know about the types of hazardous waste and the proper way of controlling or removing it, the better prepared they are to make informed decisions about how and by whom it should be done.


We plan to post articles containing helpful tips and information about hazardous materials and the best ways to address them in the coming months. Please check back for updates. In the meantime, our experienced team is always happy to discuss your particular situation and offer suggestions or advice, so feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have..

  • 11/09/2023
    The 5 Most Common Signs of Mould Exposure

    Did you know that mould can grow on many different materials, including and most commonly damp walls?


    Mould is a prevalent issue in numerous homes and buildings. Recognizing the signs of mould exposure is crucial for maintaining a safe, healthy and habitable environment. The sooner you discover mould, the better for everyone being exposed to it.


    Are you wondering what to look out for as signs of mould? Continue reading to learn about the five most common signs of mould exposure. We'll also touch on the dangers associated with exposure to mould and the importance of mould removal.

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  • 11/09/2023
    Hazardous Material Inspection: Understanding the Process

    How sure are you about the safety of your own home or business property? Many older buildings contain hazardous materials that can go unidentified for years. Utilizing a home inspection is one of the only ways you'll be able to identify hazardous materials, which are often airborne so that you can resolve the problem. 

    A hazardous material inspection involves looking specifically for these factors, usually before you start some kind of home construction or renovation. Failure to check for them could mean putting workers at risk and exposing yourself to toxic materials. 

    Here's what you should know about hazardous materials inspections.

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    Asbestos Law in British Columbia: What Homeowners Need to Know

    Many Canadians may face the challenge of knowing that asbestos was commonly used in constructing their homes and workplaces before safety regulations and laws were enacted. As a homeowner, you may want to remove the asbestos from your home; however, this is not a DIY task. Asbestos testing and removal require training and knowledge of the law.

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    Do You Need to Get the Air Tested After Asbestos Removal?

    Asbestos removal is a complex process. If not done correctly, the asbestos fibres can become airborne, putting all the occupants in each building at risk. That’s why investing in air testing following asbestos work is essential. Here’s what you need to know.


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    When Are Asbestos Testing Risk Assessments Required?

    People often think of air pollution as an outdoor phenomenon. But it turns out indoor air pollution is often worse than its outdoor counterpart.

    The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety reports that indoor air quality can cause several health problems. In extreme cases, it can even cause carbon monoxide poisoning. The Canadian government requires asbestos testing under various circumstances. These asbestos testing requirements can keep you safe and protect your household or business. 

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    What Is the Difference Between Asbestos Testing TEM vs. PCM?

    People often associate the term "air quality" with the outdoors. However, it turns out your indoor air quality can often be more dangerous than outdoor conditions. The CCOHS reports that there are more air pollutants in your home than there are outside. 


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    Questions to Ask an Asbestos Testing Company Before Hiring

    Do you want your home or building checked for potential asbestos? Here are some questions to ask an asbestos testing company before hiring them.

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    What to Expect When Finding Asbestos in Your Home

    If you suspect your home might need an asbestos inspection, keep reading to discover the steps to stay safe.

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  • 03/06/2021
    Buying a Property? Learn Why Asbestos Inspections Are Important

    When purchasing a house or building it is important to consider the era the structure was built as materials used may affect the health of your new home. 

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  • 22/05/2021
    Types of Hazardous Materials to Be Aware of During Renovation or Demolition

    Did you know that most homes built in 1990 contain hazardous materials? Even newer homes have at least one of the different types of hazardous materials like asbestos or mercury. That is why it is crucial to find a survey crew to inspect before you begin construction, renovation, or demolition on a building.

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  • 13/01/2021
    Signs That Your Home May Contain Asbestos

    Did you know Canada didn't ban asbestos until 2018?

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  • 30/11/2020
    Why Is Asbestos Harmful to Your Health?

    As we're all well aware at this point, there are a lot of little particles floating around that can be bad for our health. Whether it's a virus or a product of the materials in our homes, it's good to know what's out there and how it can affect us. 

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  • 04/05/2020
    Can You Test for Asbestos Yourself?

    Asbestos is a commonly occurring fibrous silicate mineral that poses serious health risks. It becomes a hazard when its fibres become loose and airborne. These fibres can be easily inhaled, ingested and absorbed through the skin. People who are exposed to asbestos are in danger of diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. All this makes asbestos testing very crucial.

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  • 04/05/2020
    When Should You Test for Asbestos?

    Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was used as an insulator before the 1990s in the manufacturing of consumer, industrial, automotive and construction products. Asbestos materials can get disturbed during renovation or demolition, causing the fibres to be released into the air. Breathing in these asbestos fibres can lead to serious health issues including lung diseases and cancer. Renovating or demolishing a home, built before 1990, requires asbestos testing and analysis. Count on BC Hazmat Inspections for asbestos testing and analysis in Surrey and the Vancouver area. With NIOSH and AHERA certified team, we provide mould and asbestos testing services for our residential and industrial clients.

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    Asbestos do’s and don’ts For the Homeowner

    In the past, asbestos was a popular material due to its strength and fire-resistant properties. However, it’s since been linked to serious health problems in humans, including cancer. This can sound scary, especially if you suspect you might have it in your home. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to have it removed safely and minimize the risk to you and your family’s health. Here are some do’s and don’ts if you suspect there’s asbestos in your house.

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    Everything You Need to Know about a Hazmat Report

    Are you planning to start a construction or renovation project in British Columbia? Do you know there may be extremely hazardous materials in old buildings that are classified according to their toxicity? A specialized inspection can determine their presence (especially asbestos and lead) in a building structure.

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  • 16/07/2019
    What Are the Health Risks Associated With Asbestos?

    Asbestos testing and inspection involves the examination of a building or a location for the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACM). This is an essential procedure to be completed before demolishing or renovating your old house mandated by WorkSafeBC. It is possible that among other things, the insulation or the texture coat contains this element. If being removed or disturbed, it may be extremely hazardous to ones health and must be removed and disposed of appropriately to ensure the safety of you and your family.

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    When Do You Need a Hazmat Inspection?

    When starting any type of construction project here in B.C., you’re required by law to conduct a Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Survey. More buildings than you might think contain hazardous materials like asbestos and lead, which can pose significant health risks to the people that live and work in them. Here are three situations where it’s essential to schedule a hazmat inspection.

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  • Asbestos testing in Vancouver & Surrey
    Asbestos Testing: Better Safe than Sorry

    Planning a major commercial renovation or construction project at your place of business? Whether you’re in Surrey, Langley or elsewhere in the Greater Vancouver area, local laws state that you won’t be able to get started until you’ve had a thorough hazardous materials survey (hazmat survey) performed by an industry professional to ensure that there is no asbestos on site.

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  • Mould removal in Surrey & Vancouver
    How to Identify Mould in Your Home

    At BC Hazmat Inspections, we specialize in mould testing in the Surrey and Vancouver area. With thousands of different varieties of mould, it can be hard to tell if one has invaded your home. Let our experts give you a little information about how to identify mould and what to do if you have it.

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