Are you renovating or demolishing a property with a build date before the 1990s? Asbestos testing is highly encouraged. In the past, this versatile material was a regularly used building material in construction projects because of its fire resistance and sound absorption. Its widespread use, before studies revealed asbestos as a hazardous mineral, means that there is a high likelihood that your property contains it within walls, ceilings, or flooring. At BC Hazmat Inspections, we have more than 10 years of experience providing asbestos testing and analysis in West Vancouver.
Asbestos exposure can lead to life-threatening diseases and illnesses. WorkSafe BC demands employers, contractors, and building owners protect their workers from asbestos exposure. If you're planning to undertake a renovation or demolition project of your building, we urge you to schedule an asbestos inspection with us. We recommend the same if you're unsure whether your property has asbestos in it that is not safely contained. Testing and analysis will help you determine the necessary next steps if any.
Please get in touch with us to learn more about our asbestos testing services in West Vancouver.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has numerous uses, including extensive usage in construction building materials prior to it being banned. It has useful properties such as thermal insulation, thermal stability, and tensile strength. For these reasons, you can find it in most homes built before the 1900s. However, research has shown that exposure to asbestos particles can have devastating health effects like lung cancer. Disturbing asbestos can release asbestos particles in the air, which anyone in proximity can inhale.
We strive to keep your family, employees, and residents safe from asbestos exposure and inhalation by providing you with a hassle-free quality, and trustworthy testing experience. Our HAZMAT analysis involves:
Sending experienced, trained, and licensed asbestos inspectors to your property
Collecting samples for analysis at our in-house laboratory
Preparing a HAZMAT report with the results of our findings
Throughout the process, we take the necessary measures to ensure adherence to safety standards. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about our asbestos testing services in West Vancouver. What is more, you can find out more information on asbestos testing and analysis on our regularly updated blog page.
West Vancouver is one of Greater Vancouver’s most affluent cities, however, it is also home to some of Vancouver’s first established suburbs, neighbourhoods, and residences. Because many building structures in West Vancouver were constructed prior to asbestos being deemed hazardous, it is important to ensure asbestos is safely contained in your property if it has been inherited.
Knowing if your home or commercial space contains asbestos will help enable you to protect your family members and employees and avoid liability issues. Our testing adheres to the WorkSafeBC regulations and provides essential information such as:
Please call us if you'd like to schedule an asbestos inspection and asbestos testing for your home or business in West Vancouver.
Asbestos is present in most homes built before the 1990s and might even be present in those made after it due to negligence. Some common asbestos-containing materials are:
Flooring felt and tile
Popcorn ceilings and textured paints
Vinyl floor tiles
Cement flat sheets
Corrugated paper and metal
The only way to safely confirm whether you have asbestos in your home is to schedule asbestos testing with a credible asbestos testing and analysis company like ours.