Asbestos Testing in Vancouver
Progressive Environmental is certified to test building materials for Asbestos. We have extensive experience and understanding of how important the testing phase is for the safety of workers, the timeline for your project and the budget you allocate for potential abatement. We ensure all the correct and necessary materials are tested, that a certificate of analysis from an accredited laboratory is provided, and we can work with you on a proper removal and disposal plan if required – this can be one of the most important steps in planning a renovation!
Before you start budgeting for your renovation, demolition or an investment project, take the surprises out of your pre-construction budget and timeline by getting ahead of the game with Progressive and our Asbestos testing service.
Under Worksafe BC regulations, it is a legal obligation of building owners, managers, and employers to protect workers from asbestos exposure. At Progressive, we go “above and beyond” the basic rules and regulations surrounding Asbestos disposal. We don’t compromise with ambiguities.
Sometimes the safest or most sensible thing to do with Asbestos is to leave it where it is. Knowing which materials contain asbestos and which ones do not can help you decide on how, or whether to renovate a certain part of your home or building. Progressive Asbestos Solutions can also help you with an asbestos management plan if you conclude that a removal is your best solution.
Asbestos Testing before demolitions or renovations
For years, asbestos was incorporated into many construction materials for its fire resistance and sound absorption properties. However, once it was discovered that asbestos could lead to severe health problems, the practise was quickly stopped. Unfortunately, many homes and buildings constructed over the last few decades are full of these asbestos-containing products. Before beginning a demolition or renovation, you should contact qualified personnel that can help you determine which materials in your home contain asbestos. We call this process Sampling. It is absolutely necessary to establish that any materials disturbed or removed throughout a project will not spread asbestos fibres into the air and potentially jeopardise the safety of a site.
At Progressive, we understand the peace of mind that a sound and reasonable project budget provides. A sure way to spoil thoughtfully composed financial expectations is to leave potential asbestos containing materials unidentified. Some common examples are: Vermiculite Insulation, Blown-in insulation, Acoustic ceiling tiles, Floor Tiles, Siding, Textured paints, Adhesives, Drywall tape or mud. During a renovation or demolition, these products all pose a potential source of unnecessary stress so do yourself a favour and have Progressive help you complete your project in the most intelligent way.
With extensive experience in Asbestos Testing and Abatement, Progressive Asbestos Solutions can thoroughly test your home or building for Asbestos, come up with a safe plan, and dispose of all materials safely. Our experience and professionalism mean we are committed to completing any project properly, ensuring that your budgets and timelines are met without costly delays.