Asbestos Testing, Air purification Services and Consulting in Toronto, Mississauga, Burlington, Milton, Brampton, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Oakville, Hamilton and the GTA, ON
InterNACHI Certified Inspectors at AMPM Group provide Asbestos Testing, Removal, Indoor Air Quality Testing, Purification, and Consulting Services across Toronto, Oshawa, Mississauga, Burlington, Milton, Pickering, Brampton, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Oakville, Hamilton and the GTA.
Asbestos fibers are very thin almost 50 to 200 times thinner than a human hair. Thus they can be invisible to the naked eye. They can float in the air for a long time and can be breathed into the lungs. Asbestos fibers can split down, reducing in size until they are small enough to travel deep into the body where they pierce the lining of the lungs. The body’s immune system does not have an effective mechanism for removing materials from this deep within the lungs. And as the asbestos fibers are embedded in the lining, they will remain in the body for the rest of a person's life.
So what happens if asbestos stays in the lungs? The actual damage happens when the asbestos fibers reach the alveoli - the tiny air sacs at the end of your breathing passages, deep in your lungs. Normally your alveoli inflate and deflate like a balloon, taking in oxygen and getting rid of carbon dioxide. Healthy alveoli are nice and stretchy. Once asbestos lodges itself here, it can cause major damage and scarring also called fibrosis which makes your alveoli become stiff, not stretchy. When your alveoli are stiff your lungs have a harder time taking in oxygen, and the muscles in your chest have to work harder to force the air in and out of your lungs.
There are particular risks involved when children are exposed to asbestos dust. Adults especially in those who have smoked are also at a higher risk for the four major asbestos related diseases like:
- Pleural plaques
- Lung cancer
Whether an individual develops an asbestos-related disease depends on a range of exposure factors such as the level and duration of exposure, length of time since first exposure, the fiber type, and concurrent exposure to tobacco smoke and other carcinogens.
As prevention is better than cure; the only sensible thing to do is to avoid inhaling asbestos dust!
Asbestos needs to be properly removed as it is highly toxic and hazardous material. Certified and experienced experts from AMPM Group and Associates understand the historical ways asbestos was used and can test for the material with the latest and most accurate asbestos testing and diagnostic equipment.
Asbestos Testing Process
- Our asbestos professionals will investigate positive test results and detect all toxic areas that contain asbestos.
- Upon confirmation of the presence of asbestos, removal professionals will contain and secure the area and begin to plan for the asbestos removal of all affected and toxic material.
- The nature and toxicity of asbestos means disposal is much more complicated than throwing out the trash.
- Professionals, such as AMPM Group and Associates Inspections, receive extended amounts of training and education to fully understand the removal of asbestos and the proper and safe disposal of contaminated debris.
- Asbestos testing processes are constantly updated taking into account any changed or new regulations.
AMPM Group and Associates – The Best Asbestos Testing And Consulting in Toronto, ON
At AMPM Group and Associates we do visual examination, careful collection of samples and lab analysis of samples. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and meticulous approach to all we do; and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our asbestos testing methods as well as our findings. We are dedicated to providing affordable, reliable, and timely asbestos testing for our residential and commercial clients.
It is a scary thought, but asbestos could be lodged anywhere from your floor tiles to your roofing. Why take chances with your health when our team is on hand to help? We’ll come out and inspect your property for asbestos so that you can get the peace of mind you deserve. For more information about our asbestos testing services or to schedule an appointment, call AMPM Group and Associates today!