You can’t mess with asbestos. You shouldn’t disturb it. You shouldn’t inhale it. You shouldn’t remove it. However, if it’s in your home, it may be causing compounding respiratory issues and health concerns, including cancer. If you suspect that your building may contain asbestos, you need the help of a trained abatement professional to find and remove it.
However, to determine if your home actually contains these materials, it is best to schedule mold or asbestos testing in Alberta first. The abatement and remediation professionals at Advanced Remediation Solutions can safely take samples to be tested, analyze your test results, and provide you with advice for your upcoming mold or asbestos removal. Trust us to provide you with the results you need from asbestos testing in Edmonton.
How We Test for Mold and Asbestos
If part or all of your building pre-dates 1990, it may contain asbestos. This durable, fireproof, and inexpensive material was commonly used in buildings and homes until the late 1980s. Unfortunately, despite asbestos’ versatility, this material also causes major respiratory problems, asbestosis, and mesothelioma (a type of cancer). You may not realize where the asbestos is in your home, so it is important that you get a professional to inspect your home. We know exactly where to look and what to look for when identifying asbestos.
Our abatement team can take samples of suspected asbestos-containing materials and send those samples to a third-party laboratory for testing. We can interpret the results of your asbestos testing and provide you with recommendations and the costs of removing the asbestos-containing materials safely from your building.
Sample Types for Mold and Asbestos Testing in Alberta
Asbestos testing in Edmonton and throughout Alberta is commonly done on either bulk samples or airborne samples. A bulk sample is a solid quantity of material that is suspected of containing asbestos fibres. These samples may be analyzed for content and quantity of asbestos through two methods. The Polarized Light Microscopy method uses polarized light to differentiate between asbestos and non-asbestos fibres, and classify which type of asbestos is contained in the material. Transmission Electron Microscopy is the most sophisticated technology for testing asbestos samples, using extremely strong magnification. It is also significantly more expensive than using polarized light. Airborne samples can be taken in and around work areas during asbestos removal to ensure workers’ safety. Samples can be taken from a small apparatus attached to a worker in the area, or from a larger apparatus that is placed on the floor of the workspace.
For mold contamination, air sampling is the best method for determining the level of mold contamination and types of spores in your home. We can perform mold testing if health concerns are being experienced by the occupants. Mold tests will also give us an idea of the health risks you may be exposed to, and the type of mold you are being exposed to. This allows us to create a plan to remove the mold in your home as safely and efficiently as possible.
Schedule Your Mold and Asbestos Testing Today
Since 2004, Advanced Remediation Solutions has offered mold and asbestos removal services to the greater Edmonton and Calgary areas. If you suspect your building has asbestos, request asbestos testing in Edmonton from Advanced Remediation Solutions. We also can test for other hazardous materials on your property, including every type of mold.
Don’t leave yourself or your family at risk of serious health problems – get in touch with Advanced Remediation Solutions and book a testing appointment today. Our team will interpret the results of your mold or asbestos tests and consult you about the best course of action. To request your free estimate, call us today at 780-466-5105.