Discover the Risks of Asbestos and Mold at Your Commercial Property in Vancouver
Mold and asbestos both pose a hazard to commercial properties in the Vancouver area. As a business owner, you need to ensure that your property is safe for all clients, customers, and employees. Part of that involves getting professional asbestos removal or mold removal in Vancouver if it is needed. The abatement specialists at Ace Environmental Services Ltd. have put together a helpful guide to mold and asbestos for commercial property owners.
Asbestos: Risks, Detection, and Removal
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once used extensively in commercial construction for its insulating properties, tensile strength, fire resistance, and sound absorptive properties. While its use is now banned, asbestos can still be found in older buildings
Asbestos was banned because it was discovered that, when it is disturbed, the fibres can be breathed into the lungs and cause significant health problems. The most serious conditions caused by asbestos are pleural disease, asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
It is important to get professional asbestos testing in Vancouver if your building was constructed before the 1980s, especially prior to any renovations. An abatement professional will take a material or air sample and send it to a lab for analysis.
Asbestos abatement in Vancouver should only be done by licensed professionals. The area must first be properly sealed off and any asbestos-containing material needs to be safely and completely removed using specialized HEPA filter equipment. The material must then be sealed, transported, and properly disposed of.
Mold: Risks, Detection, and Removal
Mold can quickly become a problem in buildings that have water source problems, such as pipe leaks and exterior drainage issues. The storage of wet materials or excessive use of water for maintenance and cleaning can likewise lead to mold growth.
Mold exposure can cause a variety of different symptoms in people depending on their level of sensitivity to it. Some of the many possible symptoms are nasal congestion, headache, throat irritation, eye irritation, fatigue, difficulty breathing, rashes, and lung inflammation.
Mold is often detected by the presence of visible mold growth, a musty odour, or the health symptoms described above. If you suspect the presence of mold on your commercial property, then it is important to get professional mold testing in Vancouver.
Mold removal in Vancouver is best left to experienced mold remediation specialists. They will have the necessary tools and equipment to thoroughly clean the area and ensure that mold spores do not travel to other areas of your commercial property.
Professional Mold and Asbestos Removal in Vancouver
To ensure that your commercial property provides a safe and healthy environment for all workers and visitors, look no further than Ace Environmental Services Ltd. We are a fully certified, bonded, and insured company and our experienced technicians will use only proven and effective techniques to remove hazardous materials from your facility. Our abatement services include:contact Ace Environmental Services Ltd. today.