Asbestos was a widely used building material before 1990 until its use was banned in construction due to its harmful effects on health. Inhaling asbestos microfibrils causes very serious lung problems and severe types of cancer in case of long-term exposure. You really don’t want to have this material at your home. However, the chance of having asbestos problems is not insignificant, considering many homes in Toronto were built before its use in construction ceased. The ones that weren’t renovated or well-maintained over the years are especially likely to be contaminated. Getting a professional asbestos testing from a Toronto company is the best way to know with 100% certainty that your home is safe.
Asbestos can be found in various materials – floor tiles, ceiling tiles, popcorn ceiling, house siding, roofing, insulation, etc. However, not all manufacturers used it for their products. Correctly identifying asbestos-containing materials in older homes is a task that requires specific knowledge and experience very few homeowners have. For this reason, hiring an asbestos inspection company is the only method to correctly identify asbestos-containing materials in your Toronto home and get an accurate assessment of the situation. Damaged asbestos-containing materials are the ones that release the harmful microfibrils, so if the materials at your home are intact, removal might not be necessary. However, only an experienced asbestos inspector can estimate which materials qualify for encapsulation and which require removal.
Although dealing with inspectors might seem like a tiring and time-consuming enterprise, there isn’t a safer or a quicker way to get rid of asbestos. If you are looking for a friendly inspector who knows his job well, reach out to Inch by Inch Inspections. Hiring our trusted, seasoned experts is a guarantee of quality service and a job well done.
Quite a few businesses have halted their work due to the ongoing pandemic, but not home remediation companies. Considering how much time we spend inside lately, indoor air quality has been receiving increasing attention. Many concerned homeowners are looking to invest their time and money to make sure their homes are safe. Asbestos is a highly hazardous material that can be very hard to detect, so if there are any doubts of its presence, it is advised to get asbestos testing. In the circumstances like these, it is essential to find a dedicated, meticulous inspector in Toronto that will strictly follow the safety measures while also doing his work diligently. With more than 15 years of experience, Inch by Inch Inspections is ready to take on any type of asbestos abatement project while ensuring the complete safety of the residents.
Thorough visual examination
Careful collection of samples
Lab analysis of samples
If samples test positive for asbestos, the inspector will provide a written evaluation that will list the information about the location and the extent of the contamination. Along with the assessment, you will get a list of recommendations for correction and prevention. Even in trying times like these, you can rely on Inch by Inch. By hiring our certified inspectors, homeowners in need of asbestos abatement can be sure they are not jeopardizing the health of their families during the pandemic.
A hazardous material like asbestos requires handling by trained and experienced individuals. Its microfibrils are easily spread even with the slightest disturbance, so strict safety measures are a must. Inch by Inch’s seasoned experts are equipped with tools and knowledge to ensure the minimum risk of exposure and provide quality service. They offer the following services:
1. Inspecting for asbestos-containing materials – Depending on the specific requirements of your home, this can include management, refurbishment or demolition surveys.
2. Identifying the hazardous materials – This process gets a little complicated when you learn that certain manufacturers used different types of asbestos for their products, while some didn’t use any. Our inspectors know how to recognize the dangerous materials and identify the specific type of asbestos present.
3. Taking samples for lab analysis – Considering asbestos microfibrils are too small to be visible with a naked eye, testing for asbestos is the only way to precisely assess the level of contamination. Our inspector will take air and surface samples and drop them off at the lab for a detailed analysis.
4. Providing detailed reports – The inspector will take the analysis results and write a comprehensive report that outlines the location of asbestos-containing materials, level of damage, and recommendations for optimal management. This report provides the homeowner with an official assessment of the risk and serves as a guide for future abatement activities.
5. Repairing and removing asbestos materials – Depending on the extent of contamination and damage, our contractors will encapsulate, repair or entirely remove asbestos-containing materials.
6. Providing certification for reoccupation – Once asbestos has been removed from the home, independent asbestos testing is required to confirm the success of the removal. It serves as a guarantee that the area is safe for reoccupation. If you just had the hazardous materials removed by another home remediation company in Toronto, you can call Inch by Inch’s inspectors to do the follow-up testing. Hiring the same company for both the removal and the follow-up test will cause a conflict of interest.
Depending on the responsibilities and the job they do, there are two basic types of asbestos professionals:
Inspectors – Certified inspectors are trained to visually inspect the premises, provide an assessment of the situation, perform testing and advise about further action. They are also present during the abatement process to ensure that all procedures are followed appropriately.
Contractors – These individuals are the ones that perform the abatement process – securing the area, encapsulation, repair, and removal of the hazardous materials, as well as the clean-up of the remaining microfibrils.
The staff of Inch by Inch includes both types of professionals, providing a wide array of asbestos abatement services. If you are looking for a trusted asbestos inspection company in Toronto, reach out to us any day of the week.
Hiring a construction contractor to renovate my house for the first time, I was not familiar with any of the DSS-related requirements. So, it was quite reassuring to find someone like Tony who is trustworthy and knowledgeable. I also needed a quick turnaround for the completed DSS report and Tony delivered (on time, as promised). In short, Tony was great to deal with. I would recommend him to anyone, anytime.
Tony did an excellent job with inspecting the house. He was very knowledgable in his field and thorough with his inspection. He carefully and patiently looked at both the exterior and interior of the building. He pointed out the deficiencies, what the risks are and how to rectify them. He answered all of our questions and made sure that we understood them. He offered his expertise and help if we needed.
I have heard a lot of stories about home inspection but I could honestly say that I had a great experience. I would like to thank Tony from Inch by Inch Home Inspection for the great experience. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Tony through my realtor. I want to thank Tony for taking the time to answer any questions and any concerns I had about my home inspection.
Tony Muscat of Inch by Inch Inspections is extremely professional, caring and a prompt individual, when he heard we may have a mold problem he came immediately. Tony was worried with the level of mold that was contained in this recent purchased older home and he walked me through the process of getting rid of the mold and what dangers were involved. He paid the best attention to us, while we went through this horrible ordeal. The fact that impressed me the most was his vast amount of knowledge, and the dangers of each mould which there are many. He is extremely professional and equipped to handle any job. I would recommend Inch by Inch, (Tony) to anyone he is a concerned and serious individual, that cares about your family!!!!!!!
If it wasn't for Joe from Inch by Inch Healthy Homes coming into test the quality of the air in 3 condo's in our building we would have never known it was a gas leak from an outside BBQ which had been an ongoing problem for close to four years!!!!!!(the gas smell was going into the fresh air intake and then spreading through the 3 condo's!!! Thank You!
We called Inch By Inch Inspections as we needed the mold removed from our attic to complete the sale of our property. They were very professional and did a great job! Thank you Tony and Team!
Tony and Joe were really knowledgeable and great to work with! They explained everything thoroughly and were very responsive to questions. Thank you!
I contacted this company to do an air quality test after we had asbestos wrapping removed from our basement. They were the most reasonably priced. The young man came the same day and was very thorough about the entire process. I appreciate that Tony was able to get my results sooner than the previously date we originally agreed on.
Tony came to my home to help me inspect the potential root causes of some water damage in my home. Through his vast knowledge and the use of the latest technology, he was able to help me understand what led to the damage and how to better prevent it in the future.
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