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Frequently Asked Questions

Mould and asbestos can be serious hazards in your home and may cause you severe trouble without you noticing. That’s why it’s important to get your house inspected every once a while for these issues. Call us for a regular inspection or in case you identify mould growth in your home. You can also check out the FAQs below to get enlightened on the topic.

  • Can I Test for Asbestos or Mould Myself, or Do I Need to Hire a Professional?
    While there are do-it-yourself kits available for testing for asbestos and mould, it is recommended to hire a professional to perform testing. Professionals have the experience and equipment necessary to accurately identify and assess the hazards and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • How Long Does It Take for Asbestos-related Illnesses to Develop?
    Asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, can take several decades to develop after exposure to the hazardous fibres. This makes early detection and prevention critical to protecting your health.
  • Can Mould Grow in My Home Even if I Don't See Any Visible Signs?
    Yes, mould can grow in hidden areas such as behind walls or under carpets where it may not be immediately visible. If you suspect mould growth or have experienced water damage, it's important to have a professional assess your home for mould.
  • Is It Safe to Live in a Home with Vermiculite Insulation?
    Vermiculite insulation can potentially contain asbestos fibres, which can be hazardous to your health if inhaled. It's important to have a professional assess and remove the insulation if necessary to prevent exposure to these fibres.
  • Can Lead-based Paint be Safely Removed from My Home?
    Yes, lead-based paint can be safely removed from your home by a professional trained in lead abatement. It's important to avoid attempting to remove the paint yourself, as this can release hazardous lead dust into the air.
  • Can Asbestos Still Be Found in New Construction Materials?
    While asbestos has been banned in many countries, it is still legal to use in some construction materials in the United States. It's important to have any construction materials tested for asbestos before beginning a renovation or construction project.
  • Is Mould Always Visible or Can It be Hidden?
    Mould can be visible or hidden. If you smell a musty odour, see signs of water damage, or experience respiratory symptoms, it's important to have your home assessed for mould even if you don't see any visible signs.
  • How Can I Tell if My Home Has Lead-Based Paint?
    Homes built before 1978 may have lead-based paint. You can have a professional test your home for lead-based paint or purchase a home testing kit from a hardware store.
  • Can Lead Poisoning Be Treated?
    Yes, lead poisoning can be treated. Treatment may involve chelation therapy to remove lead from the body, as well as ongoing monitoring and management of symptoms.
  • How Long Does It Take for Mould to Grow After Water Damage?
    Mould can begin to grow within 24-48 hours after water damage occurs. It's important to have water damage cleaned up and dried as quickly as possible to prevent mould growth.
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