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Thank you very much for the quick report!

We are very happy with the quality of your work and will be recommending you to my clients in the future.

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Riina (Sales Rep) and Kevin

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Thanks a lot Rick, so nice of you for your prompt complete report.
My friend likes your professional approach and way you explain each and every thing.
ONCE AGAIN THANKS A LOT.

Irshad
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Thanks again for the fantastic job on the house, my father and Steve can't stop raving about how thorough you were, and how great it was to have the top-of-the-line equipment there. In the words of Steve, "I wish Rick did more so we could hire him for everything!"
We'll be recommending you to everyone who asks!

Natalie & Stephen

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Asbestos

Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century because of its sound absorption, average tensile strength, its resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage, and affordability. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement (resulting in fiber cement) or woven into fabric or mats.

Asbestos mining began more than 4,000 years ago, but did not start large-scale until the end of the 19th century. For a long time, the world's largest asbestos mine was the Jeffrey mine in the town of Asbestos, Quebec.

One of the main problems with asbestos now comes from sprayed or "friable" (easily broken up) asbestos used in buildings until the 1970s. Construction workers, tradespeople and other building maintenance workers may be exposed to very high concentrations of asbestos fibres during renovations and repairs to older buildings. The environment and work methods of these occupations are more difficult to control than fixed workplaces. However, most tradespeople are trained in the proper handling of materials that contain asbestos.

Because it is a valuable reinforcing, insulating, and fire-proofing material, asbestos was used widely in construction materials, like:

These products do not release significant amounts of fibres under normal use. However, you can release fibres if you cut or damage these products.

Levels of asbestos fibres in the air in buildings are usually about the same as in the air outside and are not a significant risk. But levels may be higher if you disturb asbestos materials that are friable (easily broken up).

There is also concern about vermiculite insulation,

which may contain small amounts of amphibole asbestos, primarily tremolite or actinolite. The amphibole fibres may cause health risks if disturbed. But there is currently no evidence of risk to your health if the insulation is:

The amount of asbestos in a product does not indicate its health risk. If the asbestos fibres stay enclosed or tightly bound in a product, there is no significant health risk.

Asbestos poses health risks only when fibres are present in the air you breathe. How exposure to asbestos can affect you depends on:

When inhaled in significant quantities, asbestos fibres can cause:

There is also evidence that asbestos can cause cancer of the pharynx and stomach. The link between exposure to asbestos and other types of cancers is less clear.

Smoking, combined with inhaled asbestos, greatly increases the risk of lung cancer.

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Additional Services, Mould Inspections, Air Quality Testing, Odour Removal.

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In 2014 Rick Clayton became the third inspector in Ontario to have earned both the RHI & CMI status.

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