Asbestos Removal & Abatement Services
The inherent dangers of asbestos have been well documented. Whether in the home or the office,
asbestos exposure has been linked to a variety of health ailments, some of them quite serious. While asbestos was once a prevalent building material, it's no longer allowed in construction, and many property owners have opted for professional removal. For professional asbestos removal in Toronto (and asbestos inspection in Toronto), Inch By Inch can provide the most effective long-term results.
Asbestos Removal and Remediation in Toronto
At Inch-By-Inch, our asbestos remediation technicians are extensively trained and fully insured. We provide a full-service approach. We prepare the worksite – we carefully remove asbestos deposits – and we ensure the safest disposal of all residual asbestos.
Our technicians are fully equipped to handle Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 asbestos removal. Property owners should not consider this type of work to be a DIY project. This is highly specialized work that is best left to trained, experienced abatement professionals.
Inch-By-Inch is a member of the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO) – a group that represents contractors, suppliers, and a wide range of industry stakeholders who are focused on best practices for the abatement and hazardous materials industry.
Asbestos has been banned as a building material since 1984, but deposits are still found in older buildings throughout the GTA. As such, property owners can rely on Inch-By-Inch for both asbestos removal in Toronto and asbestos inspection in Toronto.
We Handle Various Asbestos Removal Projects
To avoid over-exposure to asbestos materials, Inch-By-Inch provides asbestos removal services, handling all types of residential and commercial projects. The aim, of course, is to ensure the complete removal of all toxic materials and further ensure that everything is safely and effectively disposed of.
Popcorn ceilings are also referred to as stucco ceilings or textured ceilings. Because this plaster-based texture included asbestos, many property owners opt to remove the surface altogether.
Because asbestos is found in so many building materials, it’s sometimes difficult to confirm whether asbestos is actually present. Professional sampling and testing will confirm the nature of the material.
Vermiculite was commonly used for attic insulation in the past, with some vermiculite products that contained asbestos. Here again, professional removal is the best option to prevent any health risks.
How To Safely Deal with Asbestos
It is very important to safely handle asbestos to prevent asbestos exposure. Usually, asbestos fibers become airborne when they are mishandled and can get lodged into the lungs, heart, and abdomen. Usually, asbestos exposure can be very fatal as it could result in lung cancer, mesothelioma, and even asbestosis.
Inch by Inch practices asbestos removal in Toronto with a team of certified and experienced experts using the most accurate testing and diagnostic equipment, which is the only safe way to dispose of asbestos. Even though there are DIY guidelines available on the internet, it is still advised for homeowners to contact certified professionals. The key to safe asbestos abasement is by hiring asbestos removal Toronto company so that there are no health hazards.
Asbestos Management Procedure
Asbestos is highly toxic and hazardous material. There is an extensive method of disposing of asbestos safely right from visual examination, collection of samples to analyzing the samples in the lab. In case there are traces of asbestos present, then our asbestos removal inspectors will provide you with an extensive report describing the extent of damage to the location. The report will also have several recommendations on how to correct the damage or even prevent the asbestos damage.
The first and foremost step to asbestos safety management is to contain / secure the area and begin to plan for the safe removal of the toxic materials in the affected area. The nature and toxicity of asbestos determines the complicity of removal process. Depending on the nature and toxicity of the material, the asbestos will be disposed of properly and can't be thrown in the trash directly like other waste materials.
Professional Asbestos Removal Services In Toronto
When disturbed, asbestos can be toxic and hazardous. Therefore, only certified professionals should be dealing with these materials and testing samples with acknowledged diagnostic equipment.
Professionals are equipped to detect toxic asbestos deposits and are experienced in containing the space, thus making it ready for proper removal. Safe and protected disposal is also ensured.
At Inch-By-Inch, in-house technicians receive extensive training and education in dealing with asbestos. More than that, our processes are updated regularly as new regulations are introduced.
By any definition, asbestos removal should be undertaken by professionals who have the tools and experience. Because of the hazards, asbestos removal should never be considered a DIY project.
As an established asbestos removal company, Inch-by-Inch Inspections provides professional testing and inspection in Toronto, Mississauga, and throughout the GTA. Our inspection process is comprehensive and includes the following step by step methodology:
- complete visual examination of the premises
- safe and careful collection of asbestos samples
- independent and objective laboratory analysis
Suppose the presence of asbestos has been confirmed. In that case, our inspector will present a written evaluation that describes the location of the asbestos deposit and the potential extent of the damage. Inch-by-Inch Inspections will also provide recommendations for corrective measures (including any repair work).
For property owners who are doing a renovation, asbestos is often found in previously undisturbed areas. This is an ideal opportunity to undertake an asbestos inspection and perform an air test. In fact, there are many parts of a building (residential or commercial) that test positive for asbestos.
- basements, attics, and cold cellars
- plaster, drywall and finished surfaces
- drop ceilings and popcorn ceilings
- inside ductwork and wrapped pipes
- roof shingles and decorative siding
- various HVAC vents and ductwork
Throughout the Greater Toronto Area, property owners can rely on Inch-by-Inch Inspections as a reliable asbestos removal company specializing in inspection, testing, and removal.