What You Need to Know About Asbestos Testing
What Are the Benefits of Asbestos Testing?
The number one benefit of asbestos testing is that it helps protect your family from asbestos-related health conditions. Asbestos exposure can cause respiratory problems, a chronic lung condition known as asbestosis, and cancer. Not only will professional asbestos testing in Edmonton and Alberta alert you to the presence of asbestos in your home but it will also pinpoint where the asbestos is hiding. A professional will know exactly where to look.
Even if it turns out that there isn't any asbestos in your home, at least you will no longer need to worry and stress about the possibility.
How is Asbestos Testing Carried Out?
Asbestos testing in Alberta is carried out by abatement and remediation professionals. They begin by taking a sample from either a material which is suspected of containing asbestos or from the surrounding air. The samples are then sent to a third-party laboratory which analyzes them using one of two methods: Transmission Electron Microscopy or Polarized Light Microscopy. Transmission Electron Microscopy uses extremely strong magnification to make asbestos fibres identifiable. Polarized Light Microscopy, on the other hand, makes it possible to differentiate between asbestos and non-asbestos fibres using a special polarized light.
Your Edmonton asbestos testing professionals will interpret the results of the testing and inform you if the presence of asbestos in your home has been confirmed. They will also provide you with recommendations and advice regarding the safe removal of the asbestos-containing material.
When Should I Have My Home Tested for Asbestos?
Your home may contain asbestos if it was constructed any time before 1990, when asbestos was commonly used for its fire retardant, insulating, and structural properties. If this is the case, then you need to call for asbestos testing in Edmonton before any home renovation or demolition projects, which can release asbestos fibres into the air.
Professional Asbestos Testing Services in Alberta
If you suspect that asbestos may have been used in the construction of your home, then don't take the risk of disturbing it. At Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc. we have been providing asbestos testing in Edmonton and throughout Alberta since 2004, and we are here to help. Our experienced team will test your home, interpret the test results, and, if necessary, perform safe asbestos removal as well.
If you would like to set up an appointment for asbestos testing today, then don't wait to contact Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc.