Asbestos is a highly toxic, fibrous silicate mineral that was used for its fire-resistant properties as the primary insulation material in the construction of buildings up until the 1980s and 90s. After research found that asbestos fibres were dangerous to anyone exposed to it, it has been banned for use in construction. If your home or office building existed in the 1980s, it is important to get your property tested and analysed for asbestos in your insulation, ceiling tiles, or flooring to ensure the asbestos is contained and not a health concern. Call BC Hazmat for safe and dependable asbestos testing and analysis, air quality testing, and mould testing in Abbotsford. Ensure you are protecting yourself, your family, colleagues, and friends from the dangers of disturbed asbestos.
Asbestos was used in construction materials like cement, textiles, and many other products produced and used in building construction materials. Asbestos that was not correctly installed may become airborne, or asbestos can be disturbed during renovation projects; in these cases, affecting your air quality and becoming an extremely dangerous health hazard if inhaled by humans and or pets.
Asbestos is a carcinogen, and its exposure to humans has been linked to cancer, poisoning, and other health conditions such as kidney damage, lung damage, and lung cancer. Get your home or building inspected and tested for asbestos if it was built prior to the 1990s. From there, you can take the next steps of abatement and protect the well-being of you and anyone visiting or residing on your property. Explore our blog for additional helpful information about the importance of testing and the effects of asbestos. Contact our experts for certified property inspections for asbestos testing and analysis in Abbotsford.
BC Hazmat Inspections offers high-quality testing and analysis services carried out by our qualified, certified, and experienced team. We test for asbestos, mould, and other toxic substances in every room of your property, and take samples of materials from the following components of your home:
Ceiling and flooring tiles
Walls and drywall
Paints and plaster
Ducting and plumbing
Type of material