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Why hire a professional for asbestos assessment?

Bulk sampling of presumed asbestos containing material (PACM) is the most common practice of obtaining samples. A piece of the PACM is physically removed and sent for laboratory analysis. Just as exposure to asbestos fibres may occur during renovation and construction process, exposure may occur during sampling process. Asbestos can pose various health risks depending on:
  1. the concentration of asbestos fibres in the air
  2. how long the exposure lasted
  3. how often you were exposed
  4. the size of the asbestos fibres inhaled
  5. the amount of time since the initial exposure
We never recommend that a client obtain their own samples of material suspected of containing asbestos for analysis; always use the services of qualified professionals. Homeowners should seek expert help when handling materials that may contain asbestos. If you suspect that your home may contain asbestos, check regularly for signs of wear or damage. However, simply conducting a visual inspection may not suffice. When in doubt, have your home assessed by a qualified professional, such as the staff at AEIS Inc. At Assurance Environmental, we implement the highest degree of care and the safest methods of extraction to minimize potential exposure and protect your health. We will provide you with a scope of work that satisfies provincial requirements, following the most appropriate methods tailored to meet your individual needs. We will provide an effective solution to address your concerns based on a solid foundation of education and experience, ensuring the work in the highest degree of professionalism.

We also provide post-abatement clearance testing and reporting after removal of ACM to ensure concentration of airborne asbestos fibers in work area meets or exceeds acceptable governmental standards. Should you suspect the presence of asbestos in your current home or in a home constructed prior to 1985 you are considering purchasing please contact us.