Everyone knows how dangerous asbestos can be in our homes and work areas. This material was commonly used in many Edmonton buildings during the 1950’s. 60’s and 70’s. At that time, it enjoyed mass popularity due to its non-combustible and flame retardant properties. Asbestos was used in a wide variety of material including piping, cement, and plastic. Recently, there has been a rash of new discoveries of this material in residential and industrial facilities
Once asbestos was deemed unsafe it was removed from new construction and every effort is being made to have it removed from older Edmonton homes and businesses. This is not a task for the average homeowner due to the dangerous qualities of asbestos. It is best to hire a company that knows how to handle and find this dangerous material and dispose of it safely. We’ve deemed it necessary to give you a few tips on finding a company that offer asbestos testing.
Years in Business
When looking for Edmonton asbestos testing companies look for a company that has several years working with the material. These companies are going to be well versed on not only finding the asbestos that may be hiding in your home or office but removing it safely from the premises.
In addition, a company that has years of experience behind it obviously knows how to treat their customers right. You rarely see companies last more than a year or two by providing a bad service and customer care.
While contacting Edmonton asbestos testing companies look for one that is going to be able to come out to your location within a reasonable amount of time. While it is not vitally important, you should have your building checked quickly. If it has been standing for year unchecked another day or two is not going to matter much in the grand scheme of things.
The company should follow proper regulations when testing for asbestos. Likewise, the results should be returned quickly for air monitoring and bulk testing. If your building is tested positive for asbestos the company will need to act quickly to have it removed. The removal process should be fast and safe for all of those involved.
If your Edmonton home or office was built prior to the 1980’s and has never been tested for asbestos it is wise to do so. Do not take chances with asbestos as it is a dangerous material and can cause serious harm or death to individuals if it is not found and dealt with.