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Frequently Asked Questions

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​Question: Does my home have asbestos?

Answer:  Primarily, asbestos was used in residential building applications between the 1950s to the late 1980s. There has been conflicting information within the asbestos assessment and abatement industry that some buildings have had asbestos in buildings post-1990. WP Consulting can not comment on other individual's assessment results. However, in our experience of conducting assessments of buildings post-1990, we have not found asbestos-containing building materials.

 

There is, however, a possibility of commercial or industrial setting buildings possibly having an asbestos-containing product present post-1990. This is based on the importation of asbestos products not being banned in Canada till 2018.

Question: Is Mold (Mould) Harmful

Answer:  As we had mentioned in our Indoor Air Quality portion, mould is in the air we breathe. It can migrate inside our homes and buildings in the air when we open doors and windows. Each species has its own unique characteristics associated with the environments they inhabit. Some species react more (thrive, induced growth activity) in habitats that are high in relative humidity and moist-ridden materials. Other species can react more to decaying organisms or food products.

Some moulds have a higher toxicity than others from the mycotoxins they produce. Each person will react differently to moulds. Some may become very ill, (in most of these cases, are associated with individuals having an underlying health condition, an undeveloped respiratory system such as an infant, or compromised immunity), and others may come down with less serious allergenic symptoms.  

When mould species or multiple species have colonized to the point of visually seeing active growth (fuzzy or powdery-like), health issues are at the forefront of occupant's concerns. These colonized conditions are usually associated with flooding or an environmental shift within a building that provides a favourable habitat for the moulds to flourish. 

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