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Common Areas Where Asbestos Can be Found

Did you know that asbestos wasn't fully banned in Canada until 1998? That means your home or commercial building may contain dangerous carcinogenic silicate. Do you know common areas where asbestos can be found?

If you suspect signs of asbestos, or if you plan to demolish or renovate the building, it's important to contact an asbestos testing company.

Read on to learn where to look for asbestos and what to do before you start renovating your place.

Common Areas Where Asbestos Can Be Found

Asbestos was once a common building material used throughout the country.

The most common places to find asbestos in a home or commercial building include:

  • Insulation

  • Partition walls

  • Panels in some fire doors

  • Vinyl floors

  • Bath panels

  • Window panels

  • Ceiling tiles (especially "popcorn" ceilings)

  • Textiles like fire blankets

  • Decorative coatings

  • Sprayed coatings

  • Toilets and cisterns

  • Cement water tanks

  • Pipes and pipe insulation

  • Boilers

It's also common to find asbestos in roofs, construction panels, gutters, and flues. Cement components have a higher risk of containing asbestos.

Asbestos Testing

Asbestos is odourless and invisible. It's nearly impossible to determine if the substance is present without laboratory testing.

Certified professionals can perform all asbestos tests. They will inspect the high-risk areas outlined above, take samples, bring them back to the laboratory and report the findings.

It is important to have asbestos testing before renovating or demolishing a building. At Fisher Engineering limited, we offer asbestos testing. Our professionals will perform the test swiftly and report the result.

Contact Fisher Engineering Limited

If you plan to renovate or demolish or buy a house or commercial and industrial buildings constructed prior to the early 1980s, it is important to have asbestos testing.

Fisher Engineering Limited offers reliable asbestos testing. Our laboratory is CALA-certified. We typically report findings in five days or fewer. In emergency situations, we can expedite testing. Schedule asbestos testing today.


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