Certified Asbestos Testing and Removal Service in Mississauga
Traditionally, asbestos was used in all commercial and residential structures as a fireproofing material. In fact, every structure that was built before and up to 1986 contained significant amounts of asbestos. Due to its industrial strength, builders applied asbestos to steel beams and columns to reinforce them. It was also added to various building materials such as concrete, vinyl, and asphalt. Of course, at the time, people didn’t know about the immense health hazards that are now associated with prolonged asbestos exposure.
When settled, asbestos is thought to be harmless. But when the fibers are even slightly disturbed, that’s when it poses a risk because those fibers can become airborne and enter your respiratory tract when breathed in, causing numerous potential health issues. Properties that are over 30 years old in Canada are very likely to contain large amounts of asbestos. Asbestos abatement is a very sensitive and detail-oriented task that should only be handled by professionals to mitigate risk. GTA Property Service Group Inc. uses advanced protective gear and equipment to perform asbestos testing, inspection, removal, and remediation in Mississauga.
Asbestos Inspection and Removal Services in Mississauga
If you’re looking for asbestos remediation near Mississauga, then we’re here to help. Keep in mind that removing asbestos yourself is not recommended due to the high health and safety risks involved. In addition to having many years of asbestos abatement experience under our belt, we also have access to the necessary protective gear to prevent asbestos particles from spreading throughout your property. We’re qualified to perform the following tasks:
Asbestos Testing in Mississauga
Asbestos can be especially difficult to detect in older buildings because it was often mixed in with other materials and substances. At GTA Property Service Group Inc., our skilled and knowledgeable technicians use state-of-the-art identification equipment to detect the presence of asbestos throughout your home or workplace.
We use two Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)-approved testing methods:
- Phase contrast microscopy (PCM) doesn’t necessarily test for the presence of asbestos, but it does detect airborne fibers via air samples that are collected using a filter, which is later dissolved and observed under a microscope.
- Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is the more expensive alternative, but it does detect the presence of asbestos in your property as structural samples are collected and observed under a microscope.
Asbestos Removal and Remediation
The best time to test for asbestos is before starting a construction or remodelling project to ensure that the health and safety conditions of your property are up to code. Once detected, asbestos must be carefully removed and disposed of properly to reduce the risk of spreading airborne contaminants and pathogens to unaffected areas.
Asbestos Removal Services in Mississauga and Toronto
GTA Property Service Group Inc. works with an experienced industrial hygienist who will provide a thorough onsite asbestos inspection and prepare unique project protocols and procedures based on your property’s test results.
All of our technicians are certified in type 1, 2, and 3 asbestos removal and we have many years of on-the-job experience. You can trust our team of skilled technicians to effectively remove and dispose of all asbestos containing materials (ACM) from your property and perform routine service quality checks as well. For more information or to book a consultation,contact us!