Expert advice

We have been advising families, schools, health care facilities and government agencies for over 30 years and are ready to recommend the services that best suit your situation:

  • Asbestos Inspection
  • Asbestos Sample Analysis (PCM, PLM and TEM analysis)
  • Third Party Air Monitoring
  • Air Quality Testing

As experienced industrial hygienists and asbestos-accredited professionals, we will perform a thorough inspection of your home, assess the conditions, collect samples, analyze suspected materials and advise whether remediation or abatement is needed. When asbestos abatement is warranted, we can ensure that your contractor follows proper procedure for removal by monitoring air throughout all phases of the project.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral that has been has been found to cause asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos fibers are strong and highly heat resistant, which proved useful for many industrial and residential purposes, but they are very dangerous when released into the air and inhaled. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that there is “no safe exposure limit” for asbestos.

Where is Asbestos in my home?

If your house/apartment was built before the 1980’s, there is a high probability that asbestos is in your home. The good news is that as long as you’re not planning to make changes to your home that require disturbing the asbestos, it might be best just to leave the material alone. However, if disturbed, virtually invisible asbestos fibers can be inhaled and cause cancer.

Asbestos is most frequently located in the following areas of a house:

  • Floor and ceiling tiles
  • Glue used to attach tiles to flooring substrate
  • Thermal pipe insulation
  • Window caulking and glazing
  • Vermiculite insulation in attics and walls
  • Roofing and siding
  • Plaster
  • Artificial ashes and embers in gas fireplaces
  • Textured paint and patching compounds
  • Boiler and duct insulation

What you can’t see can harm you

If disturbed, invisble abrasive asbestos fibers are easily inhaled, which damages lung tissue and can cause cancer

Water leaks and inadequate ventilation can cause elevated mold levels in your home causing allergic reactions. We offer visual, surface and air quality testing

Using the latest tools and techniques we will test your paint, water and surrounding soil to determine if your family is at risk from lead contamination

Asbestos fibers are dangerous to your health. Our fully-certified laboratory will expertly assess the samples collected by our technicians to give you accurate results

We offer specialty testing to target less common contaminants in your environment. Indoor Air Quality testing provides an evaluation of the air you breathe