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 inspection in Toronto. If an inspection isn’t completed beforehand, the chance of exposure is high. However, that’s why Designated Substance Surveys are in place. For accessible and comprehensive Designated Substance Surveys in Toronto, reach out to Inch By Inch Inspections.
Here’s why you should conduct commercial asbestos inspections in Toronto.
Asbestos is Linked to Many Health Issues
When asbestos was first introduced as an addition to building materials, its health risks were unknown. Over time, however, the hazards of asbestos were soon realized. Asbestos fibres attach to the lung tissue when inhaled, causing respiratory issues and lung scarring. Common asbestos-related illnesses include asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.
Asbestos Inspections are Key in Preventing Exposure
Asbestos can become airborne with minimal effort, especially if the fibres are friable. Activities like sawing, sanding, or drilling — depending on the location of the asbestos — may result in fibres becoming airborne and, as a result, leading to those in the property being exposed to it. So, before you pick up a saw or start sanding, contact Inch By Inch Inspections for an asbestos inspection in Toronto. Asbestos inspections are the only surefire way to identify all areas of your commercial property that contain the dangerous substance. For instance, you may find asbestos in the insulation, but it could also be lurking in other places, such as drywall, cement, or even in popcorn ceilings.
Guarantee Future Projects are Stress-Free
If you plan on doing renovations, maintenance, or retrofitting, conducting an asbestos inspection is not only wise but also mandatory if a Designated Substance Survey (DSS) Report finds traces of the mineral. By completing an asbestos inspection before any maintenance or renovations start, you prevent exposure from even being a risk in the first place. An asbestos inspection for your commercial property guarantees that your projects, now and in the future, will go off without a hitch. For asbestos testing and designated substance surveys in Toronto, visit Inch By Inch Inspections.
Reduce Liabilities with a DSS Report
A DSS Report from Inch by Inch will identify any harmful, designated substances in your property, like asbestos. By finding asbestos before any demolition, you can safely remove it and avoid any liabilities. In the instance that a DSS Report is not completed, you’re at risk of being exposed to these substances and possibly experiencing adverse health effects. In addition to the possibility of being exposed to dangerous substances, without a DSS Report, your renovation or construction project could be suspended, maybe indefinitely. Not only will this be time-consuming, but incredibly costly.
DSS Reports with Inch By Inch Inspections
Rather than facing steep fines, project delays, and possible health problems, contact Inch By Inch Inspections for DSS Reports and asbestos inspections. At Inch By Inch Inspections, our team of certified and experienced technicians will identify all traces of asbestos lingering within your commercial property and safely eradicate it.