Did you know that asbestos fibres are invisible to the naked eye?
This means that even though your project looks finished and clean, there could still be asbestos fibres floating in the air. Air monitoring gives you peace of mind knowing that the air around you is free of asbestos, as well as mould and lead, and is safe for you to breathe.
How does it work?
Here at DG Environmental we offer many different types of air monitoring to best suit your project. Materials such as asbestos, mould, lead and silica can pose a great risk to your health if inhaled, so its crucial to ensure none of these materials are left lingering in the air. Some different types of air monitoring include:
Asbestos Air Monitoring
Absestos air monitoring occurs during the abatement process (removal of ACM). Pumps are set up both inside and outside of the contained work space, and monitor the amount of asbestos fibres in the air to ensure the safety of the workers handling your project, as well as the surrounding community.
Asbestos air monitoring takes a minimum of 4 hours, with results in as little as one business day.
Asbestos Air Clearance
Asbestos air clearance occurs after all ACM have been effectively removed from your home. At this stage, all surfaces have been cleaned, and any remaining dust has been glued down and secured, therefor unable to reenter the air. One of our highly trained technicians will then set up pumps inside of the secured containment to determine that the air is now clean, and can be released back into the environment.
Asbestos air clearance takes a minimum of 2.5 hours, with results in as little as one business day.
In the case of a partial renovation, asbestos air clearance can also be used to ensure that no asbestos fibres have made their way into your untouched living space. Click here to learn more
Mould Air Monitoring
Over time, even small amounts of moisture in your home can promote the growth of mould spores. While some types of mould are more harmful than others, inhaling mould spores of any type can wreak havoc on your respiratory system.
Testing the air in your home for mould takes less than an hour of your time, and you can have peace of mind in as little as one business day.
Lead Air Monitoring
Lead is typically found in the paint used on older homes and buildings. When this paint is being removed, small dust fires are released into the air, and without proper protection, these fibres can be inhaled into your lungs. Unlike asbestos and mould, lead, when ingested, enters your blood stream, causing a variety of symptoms ranging from behavioral issues, to seizures and coma.
Lead Air Monitoring takes a minumum of ? hours, with results in as little as one business day.