Asbestos is a potentially dangerous mineral that can be present in the fibres of building materials. It was widely used for its fire-retardant and insulation properties. Today, we understand that there are harmful effects related to the inhalation of asbestos. We also believe that all real estate owners, whether residential or commercial, need to have the right information about the presence of asbestos and the potential harm it can cause.
If you live or work in an older building in Coquitlam, don’t hesitate to schedule an inspection by a credible and reputable company like BC Hazmat Inspections. We provide asbestos testing in Coquitlam for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Our lab is staffed by NIOSH-certified technicians, which gives you the benefit of having your sample analyzed quickly and effectively. At BC Hazmat Inspections, we believe in providing high-quality and reliable services. Along with asbestos inspections in Coquitlam, our mobile inspectors can also provide full material analysis, hazmat surveys, and air quality testing services.
Due to its heat resistance and thermal insulation, asbestos was often used in the production of pipe thermal insulation and shingles on roofs until the 1990s. However, as asbestos begins to decompose, toxic fibres are released into the atmosphere. Inhalation of these fibres can cause adverse health effects such as lung cancer, lung tissue damage, and other serious respiratory problems.
Even though you appear to be in good health right now, asbestos exposure may not have had any effect on you. Years may pass before its effects start to show.
Most properties built before the 1990s contain asbestos to some degree. To find out if your residential or commercial facility contains these harmful fibres, contact BC Hazmat to arrange an asbestos test in Coquitlam by one of your AHERA-certified inspectors.
BC Hazmat Inspections has been servicing the Metro Vancouver Area for over a decade. You can rely on our experience and skills to securely assess whether there are traces of asbestos that could negatively influence your interior environment and air quality.
Our friendly staff members meet all the required Workspace BC requirements, are AHERA certified, and our lab techs are NIOSH certified.