Asbestos-containing materials (MCA)
When asbestos-containing materials (AMMs) are damaged or “friable,” asbestos fibres can be released into the air and pose a real risk to the health of occupants and workers in a building. It is therefore important to identify materials that may contain asbestos, especially before renovation or demolition work is carried out, regardless of the year the building is built, to avoid releasing asbestos fibres into the air, where they could be inhaled by occupants and construction workers. On the other hand, if asbestos fibres are free, such as in vermiculite, by wear on surfaces, damage to materials or mainly during modifications or renovations; the fibres are then likely to be released into the air and thus contaminate the house or building. To control air quality following decontamination of a building containing asbestos, renovation or demolition.
In fact, with all the renovations done in Montreal, a lot of asbestos is in circulation in the air because previously, asbestos was mixed with plaster during the construction of houses or other types of buildings. The Regulations now require employers to inspect buildings where their workers work: in the case of buildings built before February 15, 1990, inspect the building to locate asbestos-containing flocages and conduct an asbestos test by verifying the condition of the materials. For example, sawing, drilling, cutting, sanding, sanding or breaking asbestos-containing materials releases a variable amount of asbestos fibres into the air, depending on the nature of the work.
Why call our decontamination experts?
Decontamination Expert MC specializes in mold control and treatment and decontamination in the Lanaudière area (Epiphany, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Assumption) We have the equipment to perform a wide variety of tests, such as infiltration detection, vermiculite, air quality and more! Using our affiliated contaminants testing laboratories, we sample and analyze the air for mould or asbestos, materials such as vermiculite, and any materials that may contain asbestos. Following the final test 4 hours, in the event that the total amount of fibre exceeds the concentration established under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the concentration must be less than 0.01 fibre/cm3), we will then recommend a second test which consists of counting the breathable asbestos fibres using a transmission electron microscope to check if the above concentration is being met.
We carry out: Mold Inspection, Training Expertise, Radon Analysis, Fit Test, Asbestos Vermiculite, Air Quality Control, Indoor Air Quality Analysis, Mold Expertise (Ambient Air and Materials), Asbestos Expertise, Soil Environmental Assessment, Radon Analysis, Pyrite Test. This 4-hour test is required following the removal of vermiculite materials or those containing asbestos. This test involves sampling and analyzing the ambient air of a building to determine if the concentration of asbestos fibres meets the applicable standards.
In case you are planning renovations and want to dispose of asbestos-containing materials, it is recommended that you take certain precautions beforehand and hire a firm that specializes in removing asbestos-containing materials to avoid contaminating your home and its occupants. The age of your home, the number of years that have passed since the last inspection, or the presence of an asbestos-contaminated vermiculite insulator are also good reasons to inspect the attic and undertake renovations. Although the presence of asbestos may not cause any problems for residents depending on its location, it is better to take no risks and call on asbestos removal experts in Montreal The Decontaminator not only has all the tools and certifications to carry out any asbestos removal work in Montreal, it is mainly made up of a professional team and listening to you who will take the time necessary to take care of the asbestos problem.
EPA and Health Commission.
In the case of an asbestos test, the sampling protocol written by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and based in Quebec by the Occupational Health and Safety Commission (CSST) is used to conduct asbestos readings in buildings. If an employer plans to perform work that may emit dust, it must first test for asbestos to verify its presence in materials or products that may contain dust (e.g. AIRTESTS offers asbestos testing, certified asbestos fibre research and analysis services in asbestos-containing materials (MCA), asbestos-containing materials (MSCA) and air-suspended fibre counting services; zone compliance, day-to-day testing and final testing.