Since the 90s, asbestos has been banned from use in the construction of buildings. However, older buildings may still contain asbestos and it can cause problems for your health, especially if you decide to renovate and it gets into the air. If you suspect your home may contain asbestos, the best course of action is to call Ace Environmental Services Ltd for asbestos testing in Vancouver, Richmond, and the surrounding cities in the Lower Mainland.
Asbestos can cause many adverse health effects, including very serious and fatal illnesses. Having it removed is vital to your health. In addition to our testing services, we also offer asbestos removal.
In homes, offices, and other buildings, asbestos can be found just about anywhere. At one time considered the “magic mineral” due to its versatility and durability, asbestos was used in many building and construction materials, including:
Because asbestos can be found in so many materials, we perform asbestos testing in every room of your building. We’ll take samples of materials we believe to potentially contain asbestos and test them at an off-site lab. Within two weeks we will call you with the results. If your building does contain asbestos, we will discuss your abatement and removal options at this time.
If you suspect your home or office contains asbestos, you need asbestos testing. In Vancouver and all of British Columbia, owners, managers, and employers are legally obligated under WorkSafe BC regulations to protect workers from exposure to asbestos.
While asbestos-containing materials do not always pose a problem, if these products are damaged in any way you are at risk of asbestos inhalation. Intact materials can be sealed to prevent asbestos from becoming airborne, but be sure to get asbestos removal for all damaged products containing asbestos.
Contact us today and get a free quote on our asbestos testing services in Vancouver and area.