Environmental Inspections and Testing
The Canadian Home Inspection Corporation has been trusted by homeowners, buyers, property management and insurance companies to perform environmental inspections and tests since 2007. CHI Corp Inspections offers tests for allergens (identifying allergy causing sources), mold, bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOC's), and well water. Dangerous, disease causing toxins such as asbestos and radon can be identified for removal. To contact us immediately, please feel free to call our office toll-free at (888)-693-2097
We test for asbestos in accordance with Ontario Regulation 278/05, which means a minimum of three bulk samples or two air samples analysed by a certified laboratory per homogenous material/area. This makes our reports both certified and legal. We are fully certified, insured and WSIB. We perform work for many property management companies, contractors, private homeowners and schools. Call or contact us for an estimate, 416.419.8546.
Lead is toxic to human beings and our pets and its presence in the body can cause a wide variety of issues and symptoms including abdominal pain, confusion and over time, even seizures and death. It’s known to be particularly toxic in the case of children, which is what makes lead-based paint so problematic.
Radon is a carcinogenic, radioactive gas created from the decay of uranium in minerals present in rock, soil and water. Indoors it is not naturally-occurring but enters the indoor environment and contact with people as a result of the way homes, schools and workplaces are designed, constructed and maintained.
You cannot see, smell or taste radon. It is extremely radioactive, emitting alpha radiation as it decays. Once inside the lungs, delicate tissues can be genetically damaged by radon decay products, and this can lead to the development of lung cancer
Mould is a fungus that comes in various colors (black, white, green, or gray) and shapes. While some moulds are visible and even odorous, mould can also grow between walls, under floors and ceilings, or in less accessible spots, such as basements and attics. Mould does best in water-soaked materials (paneling, wallboard, carpet, paint, ceiling tiles, and the like), but can survive in almost any damp location. Mould can grow in houses situated in the desert, and it can grow in homes in hot and humid climes.
Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) was and still is used as a retrofitted insulating material in walls and ceiling spaces. It was used during the late 1970s "energy crisis" to retroactively insulate balloon frame construction houses and other buildings to increase energy efficiency. In Canada, approximately 100,000 to 280,000 homes were insulated with UFFI, in many cases subsidized through the Canadian government's C.H.I.P. program. UFFI was also used commercial and industrial buildings. It can be found in common areas and walls of semi-detached homes, offices, apartment buildings, condominiums and other habitable spaces.
EMF (or ElectroMagnetic Field) is a broad term which includes electric fields generated by charged particles in motion, and radiated fields such as TV, radio, hair dryer, and microwaves. Electric fields are measured in units of volts per meter or V/m. Magnetic fields are measured in milli-Gauss or mG. The field is always strongest near the source and diminishes as you move away from the source. These energies have the ability to influence particles at great distances. For example, the radiation from a radio tower influences the atoms within a distant radio antenna, allowing it to pick up the signal. Despite the many wonderful conveniences of electrical technology, the effects of EMF on biological tissue remains the most controversial aspect of the EMF issue, with virtually all scientists agreeing that more research is necessary to determine safe or dangerous levels.
Canadian Home Inspection Corporation can provide a variety of testing solutions for Home Owners related to:
Microbiology Water Testing
ERMI Mold Testing
METH LAB Testing (Methamphetamine and Clandestine Drug Labs in Homes)