Asbestos Inspection, Testing and Remediation
Bio Solutions Inc. Asbestos Services
Over the years, numerous chemicals have been utilized in the manufacture of buildings throughout the world. Initially, these products were deemed to be reliable, safe, and cost-effective. As time passed, scientists and researchers determined that this was not the case. Some chemicals have been judged unsafe and dangerous – asbestos most definitely fits into this category. Asbestos is a hazardous substance that was used in building materials, has been linked with the development of mesothelioma, a form of cancer that attacks the lining of the internal organs. It was popular due to its strength and fire-resistant characteristics. Detecting asbestos in your home is almost impossible without the correct tools. The only way to know for sure is to use a certified inspector. An accredited inspector does the necessary tests and inspections. Performing any asbestos inspection on your home is dangerous. A Bio Solutions Inc. technician will provide you with the information you need and use the proper equipment to ensure both your and their safety throughout the inspection process.
Bio Solutions Inc. provides both asbestos inspection and remediation services to residential, commercial, and industrial settings. If we identify asbestos in your home, we can immediately put together an effective remediation plan to remove it from your property. We have comprehensive solutions for all asbestos testing and abatement needs.
An independent laboratory verifies our tests, and we provide full detailed results with the findings. Should asbestos be present in your home, we develop a plan tailored to meet your needs to safely remove the asbestos per the Environmental Management Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
Cutting, sanding or disturbing damaged, decaying flooring can result in the release of asbestos. If inhaled or swallowed over an extended length of time the fibers cause a number of serious illnesses such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. The most dangerous of these products is asbestos vinyl sheet flooring. Vinyl sheet flooring comes in large pieces and is usually cut to the size of the room and laid down in one piece. This type of flooring often had an asbestos backing that is considered friable, which means easy to break up, and the fibers are easily released if the material is disturbed or damaged. Many building materials in floors, walls, and ceilings contain asbestos safely sealed within them when they are new. However, time, wear and tear and renovation or demolition can break down the asbestos encapsulation, releasing highly hazardous fibers into your home or workplace where it can then be inhaled.
Commercial and Industrial Services
Test for asbestos first and start your project off right. When beginning any construction project where you will be disturbing building materials, you should always check for asbestos. Often asbestos is present in materials that must be removed from ceilings, walls, and floors including tiles and vinyl. Failure to identify asbestos in materials to be removed, handle them properly and protect workers and others from exposure can result in grave health risks for those involved, leaving contractors on the hook for everything from fines to medical bills.
OSHA, EMA, and other agencies can levee steep fines for asbestos infractions. Employees, tenants, and customers can launch lawsuits over asbestos exposure resulting from mishandling of construction materials that contain asbestos.
When construction, renovation, demolition or property management is your business, you can’t afford to take chances with asbestos. Certified asbestos testing is quick, inexpensive insurance against substantial financial liability. Failing to identify asbestos-containing material before replacing them can result in exposure to deadly fibers that can risk your health and the health of employees and others.
When it comes to protecting your family’s health, not knowing what hazards lurk in your home is unacceptable. If you intend to do renovations, it is essential to have your home checked for asbestos. In the case of small demo jobs, tiny asbestos containing particles are expelled into the air where they can be breathed in by occupants. This means that even flooring that consists of asbestos fibers are considered safe if it’s intact. However, replacing flooring means ripping up the old flooring, which can lead to dangerous asbestos exposure, as well as stiff fines.
At Bio Solutions Inc. we have the training, knowledge, and dedication to conducting asbestos home inspections to the highest standards. Our customers trust us to help them understand the environment they live in and what potentially hazardous asbestos-containing materials may be present.
Asbestos Remediation Process
Regardless of whether you are a building owner or a property manager, contractor or engineer preparing the asbestos abatement project is a serious undertaking. Choose Bio Solutions Inc. to help build your team. Bio Solutions Inc. holds paramount the safety, health, and welfare of clients, their employees, and the public in the performance of asbestos removal. We are located in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia and perform asbestos abatement projections throughout B.C.
We Know the Rules
Bio Solutions Inc. is certified to test materials in commercial, residential, and industrial sites. We can handle large-scale testing on multi-family properties and still return accredited test results rapidly. We know the laws, and you can rest easy knowing you’re covered. That means you can breathe easier faster with Bio Solutions Inc, knowing your home has been wholly inspected and tested for asbestos to the highest standards possible.