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 inspection company like Inch By Inch Inspections.
What Is Asbestos
Before we get into it, let's talk about what asbestos is. Asbestos is a material that was once commonly found in various household items, including insulation, HVAC ducts, flooring and wall materials.
Because of the severe health risks associated with inhalation of asbestos fibres (which can lead to severe respiratory problems like asbestosis and lung cancer), it has been almost completely phased out of production for use in construction. It is estimated that up to 10% of homes built prior to 1980 may contain some asbestos material, while newer homes should not contain any asbestos.
Why Testing For Asbestos Is The Right Move
One potential hazard that is often overlooked is the presence of asbestos in the materials that are being remediated. The concern is that once an inspection reveals mold growth, asbestos inspections are usually not included in the mold remediation process in Toronto. That means if asbestos is identified, it won’t be addressed until the next phase of work is completed.
When To Schedule Asbestos Testing
If you are worried about these potential hazards, it may be helpful to schedule asbestos testing in Toronto before the mold remediation begins.
The best time to test for asbestos is when no other hazards are present that could interfere with sampling. If testing is performed while the mold remediation is being performed, there are health concerns for testing technicians, as well as the remediation crew, that need to be addressed first.
This means that you will have to perform asbestos testing before or after mold remediation. Once you have scheduled your asbestos testing, you will want to make sure that the air quality of your home is tested as well. Our certified master inspectors can perform an air quality test using a thermal imaging camera. Contact Inch By Inch today to book your indoor air quality inspection today!
How Long Does Asbestos Testing Take?
Asbestos testing and abatement should always be left to professionals. The amount of time it takes to perform comprehensive asbestos testing and removal in Toronto will vary, mainly depending on the type of asbestos abatement procedures required. Specific procedures take longer than others, and it’s important to keep in mind that asbestos abatement consists of several individual steps. When you contact one of Inch By Inchs’ licensed asbestos abatement contractors, we will provide you with a written quote with an expected end date for the project.
Book Your Asbestos Testing In Toronto Today!
While it can be done safely, scheduling asbestos testing during mold remediation requires extra precautions to ensure the protocols are followed correctly. Inch By Inch Inspection is a home & commercial building inspection company specializing in mold inspections & removal, asbestos testing, and air quality testing. Contact the experts today to schedule an asbestos test in Toronto!