Lead Testing &
Removal Management

Serving Business in Western Canada With Offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge & Red Deer

Lead Testing Courtesy of ASE Services

Our lead testing services will help you identify and mitigate any potential health risks for you and your workplace. Our team of experienced professionals uses sophisticated detection equipment and techniques to provide accurate results. As part of a broad hazardous materials assessment, we can identify common sources – and we’re ready to travel from our offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge & Red Deer.

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What You Need to Know About Lead Testing

Why Testing is Important

Lead poisoning is a serious health concern that can have lifelong consequences. While lead exposure can occur in many ways, one of the most common hazards stemming from the latter 20th-century decisions comes from lead-based paint. When this paint begins to chip and deteriorate, it can release lead dust into the air, which can be inhaled or ingested. Lead poisoning can cause a range of health problems, from fetal developmental delays to organ damage. You should seek testing if your building is older and err on the side of caution.

If there is some presence of lead, you’ll want a professional to advise on whether levels pose risks and to what extent. Our lead testing services can help.

Health regulations are essential, as is compliance with them. We’re here to detect the presence of lead in your building and help deal with it.

When to Test

Lead testing is something we take seriously. Some key indicators that require testing include signs and symptoms of building-related sickness, dust coming from painted surfaces, chipping or flaking of painted surfaces, or even the building’s age. Lead material in paint, water lines, and toys were common in older buildings. If your renovations or maintenance projects have recently disturbed older paint, your building could be at significant risk – so please don’t delay booking a test.

Muscular pain and weakness, fatigue, irritability, stomach and abdominal pain, and weight loss are all common symptoms of lead poisoning. It can lead to cancer, kidney failure, and neurological issues as well.

Since lead-based paints and veneer coatings were common in older buildings, people assume contemporary buildings don’t have them. However, buildings constructed up to and beyond 2010 can potentially contain lead-based paints.

The manufacturing and recycling of batteries pose a health hazard for workers involved. Even discarded batteries pose a similar threat.

Lead Removal & Mitigation

Hiring a certified lead inspector to test your building for lead goes a long way in thorough detection; professionals can use standard test kits and even use an X-ray machine to scan the walls of your building for lead-based paint. You can count on our experience in detecting the lead presence and reducing its concentration as much as possible.

Project Management

When it comes to professional lead testing and reduction, our project management is what makes all the difference. We’ll provide a detailed report on lead sources and a plan of action that you can count on.

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Trust Western Canada’s Team for Lead Testing & Removal

With offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, and Red Deer, ASE Services has assisted businesses in Alberta, Western Canada, and the Northern Territories since 2005. We’re a team of highly qualified, skilled, and courteous professionals who provide bespoke hazardous materials services and mitigation strategies to keep your spaces habitable. We are Alberta’s leading hazardous consultants, thanks to a long history of expertise and qualified background.

Yes, lead testing is necessary, especially for pregnant workers. Lead poisoning is a serious health hazard that can cause a variety of health problems, including brain damage, learning disabilities, and behavioural problems in various age groups. A fetus in-utero is particularly at risk for lead poisoning because it absorbs everything from its mother’s body well before she takes maternity leave. Sustained lead exposure can cause miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. Pregnant workers need to be in workspaces that have been tested for lead presence and take steps to reduce their exposure to lead if they test positive.

Get Your Team Certified

Your key employees need to obtain the necessary training in order to develop lead (Pb) awareness for workplace safety. We provide government-approved and accredited lead awareness training and certification. Make your reservation right away!