Asbestos Testing Process!

The procedure for asbestos testing is easy. Once the samples have been taken by our WorkSafe accredited technician, we will provide you with an asbestos report professionally referred to as the Hazardous material survey. This asbestos report will detail which materials contain asbestos and the location of asbestos in drywall and asbestos in vinyl flooring. The only way to identify if you have asbestos in your home is through professional asbestos testing.

When to test for asbestos?

If your home/building was built before 1990, it almost assuredly contains materials with asbestos somewhere. Asbestos testing should be done whenever you are beginning any construction/renovation project. Asbestos abatement can only begin once the asbestos report is complete.

Our WorkSafe accredited technician will ensure that all samples of the asbestos testing are taken safely and enough samples for testing are taken. You should never assume that your home is asbestos free even if there have been renovations have been done. Often times, contractors would encapsulate the asbestos containing drywall with newer drywall as this is a cheaper alternative. Contractors did the same for asbestos containing vinyl flooring as well.

Where is asbestos commonly found?

Asbestos can be found in drywall, vinyl flooring, mastic, stucco, insulation among many others. The only way to accurately know where all asbestos containing materials are, is with asbestos testing and an asbestos report. Once our technicians come out to your job site and to take samples of suspect materials, we send the samples to our Langley asbestos testing lab and get the results within 3-5 business days. All of out technicians are WorkSafe BC and AHERA Certified.