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How Spring Storms Trigger Mold & Asbestos

Posted on Apr 10, 2024

Spring brings displays of nature­'s power, yet these storms carry risks we can't overlook. Moisture occurring from spring storms can cause mold growth and compromise indoor air quality. Furthermore­, stormy winds pose a threat of disturbing materials that contain asbestos, rele­asing hazardous fibers into your living spaces....

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Why Asbestos Inspections in Mississauga is Crucial for Older Homes

Posted on Mar 27, 2024

It is common knowledge that asbestos is extremely hazardous. When asbestos is present in the form of very fine particles that are airborne and subsequently inhaled, it poses a health risk. These tiny fibers, which are too small to be visible to the naked eye, can enter the lungs and get trapped there, potentially leading to the development of...

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Why You Should Test for Asbestos if Your Oakville Home Was Built Before 1990

Posted on Mar 17, 2024

While it wasn’t always the case, it's now widely understood that asbestos presents significant dangers. When asbestos exists in the air as minuscule particles and is breathed in, it becomes a health hazard. These microscopic fibres, invisible to the naked eye, can enter the lungs and become lodged, potentially causing various illnesses....

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The Importance of Asbestos Air Testing For Home Safety

Posted on Feb 29, 2024

Asbestos in your home can result in risks to the health and safety of your family. That is why asbestos air testing is of utmost importance if you reside in a home that was built before 1990. If asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, the fibres can be released into the air, causing respiratory problems for anyone who has inhaled this toxic...

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What Increases the Risk of Asbestos

Posted on Nov 16, 2023

Asbestos was known for its versatility and durability but is now infamous for its link to severe health issues, including cancer and lung diseases. Recognizing the factors that elevate the likelihood of encountering this hazardous substance is crucial, as asbestos exposure is at the core of these health concerns. From workplaces to unsuspecting...

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Why is Asbestos a Designated Substance in Ontario

Posted on Aug 31, 2023

Most people don’t become aware of the concept of designated substances until asbestos inspection in Toronto or a DSS report is required. Once known as the “miracle mineral, " asbestos is now one of eleven banned substances in Ontario because of their highly toxic effects. A designated substance survey in Toronto and throughout the...

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What to Do When DSS Finds Asbestos

Posted on Aug 15, 2023

Designated substance surveys are key to successful renovation, demolition, and construction projects. Mandated by the Ontario government, a DSS report clearly determines whether there are hazardous substances on-site prior to construction, allowing contractors, owners, and even occupants to properly and safely prepare with restoration and asbestos...

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The Benefits of Preventative Asbestos Inspections

Posted on Jul 28, 2023

The thought of asbestos can be intimidating. It’s rare that homeowners are aware of asbestos existing in their living quarters as we don’t typically pay attention to what is in our attics and other lesser visited areas, where asbestos is generally found. And even when we are in other areas where we can discover asbestos (flooring,...

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Why Conduct Commercial Asbestos Inspections in Toronto

Posted on Jun 30, 2023

Many commercial properties will have harmful substances lurking within building materials. One of the most common substances found is asbestos, especially in properties built before the mid to late 1980s. If you’re planning on any upcoming renovation projects for your commercial property, contact Inch By Inch Inspections for an asbestos...

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Guide to Asbestos-Free Air

Posted on Apr 24, 2023

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral once widely used in construction materials due to its durability and heat-resistant properties. However, it's now known to be a significant health hazard, with prolonged exposure causing a range of respiratory diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Despite it being federally banned in 2018,...

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When Do Commercial Properties Need Asbestos Testing in Toronto

Posted on Dec 26, 2022

Asbestos may not seem like an immediate threat, as it can lay dormant in properties around the city for many years without undergoing professional asbestos removal services. But even if it’s not an active problem, asbestos-containing materials will quickly become one, even with the slightest disturbance. To ensure you don’t run into...

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How to Decrease the Risk of Asbestos Exposure During the Winter?

Posted on Dec 07, 2022

December is supposed to be the most festive and fabulous time of year, but accidental asbestos exposure can throw sweet holiday plans off track. Some winter activities can trigger asbestos exposure, like hanging decorations on the roof, completing snow-related repairs, or upgrading your attic insulation. To ensure your winter plans go off without a...

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Why Asbestos Air Testing is Critical in Toronto

Posted on May 27, 2022

Asbestos air testing in Toronto is critical for identifying asbestos in the air at a property. Air quality testing is essential to an individual's health. We breathe up to 17,000 liters of air in a single day, and if we're breathing in harmful contaminants, our lungs will suffer. Our bodies need healthy air, so let's not take it for...

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Why You Should Book Asbestos Testing If You Have Popcorn Ceiling

Posted on May 11, 2022

When most people hear of asbestos, they think of shingles, textured walls, and asbestos floor tiles. However, many people forget that the substance was frequently used in popcorn ceilings. This is a shocking revelation since there is so much debate about whether or not popcorn ceilings are actually safe to live with. Well, if you're concerned...

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If Renovating Consider The Following Asbestos Risks

Posted on Jan 04, 2022

Asbestos may be found in a wide range of building materials, and it can be found in buildings of all ages. It is known to cause lung diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. If you are renovating an older house, there are a few items that you should watch out for, which could contain asbestos. If you are thinking about renovating your home or...

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Asbestos and Air Quality Testing FAQs

Posted on Nov 19, 2021

Are you having concerns about the air quality at your property? Thinking about getting air quality testing or asbestos removal for your Toronto home? If the answer is yes, you probably wonder how the pollutants got inside in the first place and how to get rid of them. To help you find the answers and more information...

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Why Air Quality Tests Matter Post COVID-19

Posted on Nov 16, 2021

The COVID-19 epidemic has affected the health of many Canadians, and some of them still feel the consequences of the infection manifesting as reduced lung capacity and lung sensitivity. Being exposed to contaminated air in such conditions can cause a myriad of problems. A recent Canadian study suggests that more than 2,000 Canadians die prematurely...

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Asbestos Testing During Mold Remediation in Toronto

Posted on Nov 04, 2021

Can you schedule Asbestos testing during mold remediation in Toronto? The short answer is yes. You can schedule your asbestos testing in Toronto during the mold remediation process.  After mold has been discovered, the property owner’s primary concern is to have mold remediation services performed by a Toronto-based certified mold...

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Schedule Air Quality Testing in Oakville for Better Productivity

Posted on Oct 14, 2021

Stale air and unpleasant smells negatively affect our health and ability to focus and having such an environment in the office can be quite detrimental to productivity. To stay efficient and focused, your working area needs to be clean, pleasant, and have a steady supply of fresh air (and coffee). Many spend 40 hours at work every week and are...

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Why You Need an Asbestos Inspection in Your Home or Business

Posted on Sep 21, 2021

If you’re not a DIY enthusiast, it’s likely that you don’t know much about the materials that go into the structure of your property — you simply trust that they are safe. But there’s a hidden danger lurking inside many older homes: asbestos. Asbestos testing in Burlington looks for the visual and airborne presence of...

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Air Quality Testing and Asbestos Testing In Toronto

Posted on Aug 24, 2021

Air quality testing in Toronto can help you determine several unnoticed health hazards in your house. You might not know it, but there are many harmful substances present in your indoor environment. Toxic elements like mold, asbestos, and pollen can lead to several health conditions. Air quality tests like asbestos testing in Toronto can determine...

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Do All Older Homes In Oakville With Popcorn Ceiling Contain Asbestos?

Posted on Aug 09, 2021

Popcorn ceilings (also called “cottage cheese,” “acoustic,” or “stucco” ceilings) were quite famous from the early 1950s to the 1985. Homeowners and builders opted for these ceilings due to the bumpy, spray-on texture, as it offered quick and easy application. Plus, it helped builders disguise ceiling...

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Asbestos Testing for Toronto Homes

Posted on Aug 03, 2021

Asbestos is relatively common in Toronto homes since many of them were built before 1990 when this hazardous material was still widely used in construction. Getting professional asbestos testing in Toronto can help you determine whether your home is safe, as the concentration of asbestos microscopic fibrils is best detected with detailed lab...

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Health Issues Related to Asbestos Exposure in Toronto

Posted on Jul 22, 2021

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral composed of fibrous crystals with fire and heat-resistant properties. Due to its favourable physical qualities, cheapness and availability, asbestos was a widely used material in construction and product manufacturing from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the second half of the previous...

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A Professional Approach to Asbestos Testing in Oakville

Posted on Jul 12, 2021

Once a widely used building material, asbestos is today listed as a highly hazardous substance. A few decades ago, we learnt that exposure to asbestos causes various severe health conditions and diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. However, the use and import of asbestos and asbestos-containing products were officially...

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