While not all mold is harmful, certain types pose potential dangers. If you own a commercial property and have concerns about the presence of mold, it is essential that you hire a professional company that provides expert mold removal services. The same goes for any suspicion of asbestos, which, if inhaled, can lead to various health problems, many of them severe. As part of these services, an expert will first conduct testing to confirm not just the presence of asbestos, but also its type.
For commercial properties constructed before the 1980s, asbestos and mold removal services in Toronto are in high demand. The problem with asbestos is that years ago, builders used this toxic substance for construction. Because of that, this dangerous substance exists in pipe insulation, ceiling tiles, flooring, drywall, and so on. As for mold, even a small leak or an area with condensation can serve as a breeding ground.
Proper Asbestos and Mold Remediation Steps
The technician takes a scraping of suspect asbestos material and samples of mold. The sample gets sent off to a certified laboratory where it gets tested. Based on the findings, the expert takes the appropriate course of action. For asbestos, if undisturbed, it is typically left alone since it poses no harm. However, if the material has moved, expert removal is essential. As for mold, the amounts of different mould types in the home identified by the laboratory are compared to the mould types sampled outdoors to determines the next steps.
If one or both materials are present and proven as dangerous, the technician will then follow strict guidelines set by the company and the government. As part of the remediation process, the material gets bagged up and disposed of according to the law. Not only does full removal eliminate any risk for your residential or commercial property and employees or tenants, but it also prevents exposure to the public.
Regardless of the type or size of your residential or commercial property, if the building is more than 40 years old, professional mold and asbestos testing are essential. At Air Doctors, we offer expert sampling and removal services. To learn more about our company and the services that we provide, visit our website at www.airdoctors.ca or call us to schedule an appointment 416-278-3902.