Whether shifting into your new place, planning a home renovation, or conducting a targeted demolition, most of you might have come across the word ‘Asbestos’. Whereas, for the ones who have not, Asbestos is a mineral material that is known to possess fire-resistant or non-combustible properties. Prior to 1990, asbestos was heavily used within building materials throughout the construction industry. This was largely due to its unique characteristics and properties. However, it was later found that exposure to asbestos fibers caused multiple respiratory and lung related diseases including mesothelioma and cancer. Today, it is still Canada’s leading cause of death within the workplace. When asbestos containing building materials are in good condition, they don’t pose direct harm, however, as soon as the materials starts breaking down or showing signs of wear, they can quickly become a health hazard. it’s imperative to consider asbestos testing for your home, business, or property, in order to confirm the presence of asbestos fibers and manage such materials accordingly. Asbestos testing is also required to be conducted prior to demolition or renovation activities as per British Columbia Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
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We provide our clients with the highest level of hazardous material safety compliance measures when conducting asbestos removal and abatement activities. We follow the strictest safe work procedures within the industry while utilizing the most advanced technology to provide safe and effective solutions in regards to asbestos removal. At Ace Environmental Services, the health and well-being of our customers and crew members are always at the forefront of everything we do.
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The usual starting point is to carry out meticulous asbestos testing in order to ascertain the presence of asbestos fibers within building materials
When it comes to asbestos testing in residential, industrial or commercial properties, it’s not always easy to detect – at least not with the naked eye. It’s often found hidden behind inaccessible or isolated areas of the building. Our AHERA certified inspectors are trained to perform thorough inspections with the primary goal in mind, to discover and identify all asbestos materials. Although the usage of asbestos in the construction of homes or commercial properties is now obsolete, it is estimated to still be found within 1/3rd of homes and buildings across the country. Asbestos was heavily used within construction materials from 1950’s to 1980’s however it may also be found within buildings much older than that that, due to past renovations and improvements throughout the decades. For this reason, Work Safe BC recommends that asbestos testing is conducted within all buildings constructed prior to 1990, before any disturbance to building material.
If your home was built in this time period and has not been tested yet, get in touch with Ace Environmental Services for complete asbestos testing in Vancouver and the lower mainland. We can confidently determine how much of the toxic substance is present within your property, and provide you with proactive solutions for its safe removal and disposal.