Mould and Asbestos Testing

Mould Testing: Don’t Guess, Confirm

Even if you don’t see any visible mould in your home or business, you may still have harmful mould contaminating your property and the air you’re breathing. To find out for sure, the first step is to call the experts at Breathe Easy Eco Solutions for a free mould inspection. We can often find a mould source that you may have missed. If you do have visible mould in your property, we don’t recommend a mould air test, since the results are bound to be positive. In these cases, it’s better to treat and remove the mould rather than test the air. However, in certain circumstances, an air test may be required, and our certified testing experts are happy to help. Our mould air test and inspection is followed by a report from a professional lab and our expert interpretation of the results.

The Importance of a Control Sample

When performing indoor mould testing, we also take a control sample to determine the level of outdoor mould. Although not all companies take the time to take a control sample (particularly in winter conditions), we always do, due to the many environmental factors that can have an impact on your mould reading. There is no legal guideline for how much mould is too much in an indoor environment, but a general goal is to have the indoor and outdoor levels very close to equal.

Cost

Our cost for mould air testing is $399 plus GST for up to 3 samples (including the control sample). This includes lab fees and professional analysis. Additional samples can be taken for $70 per sample, and a nominal mileage fee may apply to clients outside the City of Winnipeg.

Asbestos Testing: We Can Identify Asbestos

Asbestos was commonly used in buildings during the 20th century before becoming restricted and phased out due to the many serious health concerns associated with its inhalation. If you live or work in a building with materials dating back to the 1980s or earlier, you likely have asbestos in your property. At Breathe Easy Eco Solutions, we offer asbestos testing and can help you identify asbestos material that may pose a danger to anyone breathing the air. It can be difficult to identify asbestos, and the material is generally considered safe if it’s securely enclosed and in good condition. In such cases, it should be left alone. If you are considering renovations or construction, however, it’s important to speak with an asbestos professional prior to starting the work.

Common Places Where We Find Asbestos

Where can we find asbestos? We can test some of the most common places for asbestos, including:

  • Vermiculite attic insulation (particularly Zonolite) Please note that nobody can visually confirm that vermiculite does or does not contain asbestos.
  • Vinyl flooring and the adhesive used to hold it down
  • Tiles (including both floor and ceiling tiles)
  • Paper products around ductwork and floor registers
  • Insulation around piping, furnaces and wood burning stoves
  • Soundproofing and decorative materials sprayed onto walls and ceilings
  • Patching and joint compounds
  • Textured paints (like spackle and stipple)
  • Roofing materials

Our tests include sampling physical pieces of material that we believe may contain asbestos, and air testing for asbestos fibres. Contact us today in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

Call Us at 204-416-6500 for a Free Inspection

We will visit your property, generate a report and provide a no-obligation quote for any work that may be required.

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