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Asbestos Testing

Suspect Asbestos?

If you suspect asbestos or a home inspector found something that may be asbestos you need to have it properly tested. Air sampling with specific asbestos testing equipment and taking a bulk or material sample is your first step in determining if you have asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and the extent of your asbestos contamination.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that form as masses of long silky fibres. Asbestos is mined and used for its thermal insulation, chemical and thermal stability, and high tensile strength. Asbestos is commonly used as an acoustic insulator, thermal insulation, fire proofing and in other building materials. Many products are in use today that still contain asbestos.

Asbestos is made up of microscopic bundles of fibres that may become airborne when asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are damaged or disturbed. When these fibres get into the air they can be inhaled. Once they are inhaled, the fibres can remain and build up in the lungs.

Health Effects from Asbestos

Asbestos fibres are too small to be visible. They can become easily airborne when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed or during improper removal.. Breathing high levels of these microscopic asbestos fibres can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma

Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM)

If you suspect asbestos-containing materials, leave it alone, call The Mold Guy and have it analyzed by a qualified professional. Until you have the laboratory results back, treat the material as if it were asbestos and leave it untouched.

For Asbestos Testing call The Mold Guy at: 416-333-2999