Asbestos Testing In Oakville

asbestos testing services in oakvilleIf you live in an older home, chances are some asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are lurking around. Asbestos can be found in many commercial and residential buildings in Oakville built before 1990, hiding in the vents, floor tiles, insulation, behind false ceilings and other areas. For this reason, it is highly advised to get asbestos testing and make sure your home is safe.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral widely used in construction during the previous century due to its favourable insulating and fire-resistant qualities. Its cheapness and versatile utility helped asbestos find its place in producing many building materials – cement, house siding, roof shingles, piping, duct insulation, popcorn ceilings, vinyl floor tiles, textured paints, spray-applied insulation, fireproofing materials, etc. After it was discovered that exposure to its microfibrils causes very severe health problems like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, its use ceased in construction. 

Why Get Asbestos Testing?

Getting asbestos testing before the renovation, reconstruction, demolition, and similar projects is especially important, considering that possible ACMs will be disturbed during such activities. Most Oakville homeowners are not entirely aware of where the ACMs are in their homes. They can be tough to identify, so it is advised to look for professional advice and hire a trusted asbestos removal company.

Why Inch by Inch Is the Right Choice for Oakville Asbestos Testing

Inch by Inch’s certified staff is trained and equipped with all necessary tools to perform any asbestos-related activities thoroughly and with minimum risk of exposure. With years of experience and dedication to excellence, our licensed technicians are ready to take on asbestos removal projects of any size and complexity all over Oakville and the neighbouring areas. Using eco-friendly technologies and abatement methods, Inch by Inch strives to reduce waste and leave minimal trace on the environment.

Inch by Inch respects your budget and values your time. Our professionals are always ready to hear you out and tailor an abatement plan to suit your requirements and the situation with ACMs in the contaminated areas. If you are looking for quality service and respectful staff, call Inch by Inch today and schedule asbestos testing for your Oakville home.

FAQs About Asbestos

What is an ACM?

Any material that contains more than 1% asbestos is considered an asbestos-containing material (ACM). Asbestos microfibrils become airborne due to damage and abrasion of ACMs, and once inhaled, they cause lung tissue inflammation and scarring. 

Can I remove asbestos myself?

Removing asbestos without prior training is extremely risky and is seldomly successful. Identifying ACMs correctly is often tricky and requires experience, so it is best to leave it to the experts.

Do I need an ACM survey to get a building demolition permit?

Absolutely. Demolishing older buildings is a serious task that stirs up a lot of dust, and as such, requires prior testing to identify the hazardous materials that need special handling. Demolishing a building without an ACM survey creates an enormous health risk to all construction workers and the entire neighbourhood.

Inch by Inch Inspections offers services across the GTA, including Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton. Our professional and courteous team will be happy to speak with you in further detail about our asbestos testing and other services. 

Give us a call today for more information about our asbestos testing services.

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