Asbestos Removal Toronto Inspection Testing and Abatement by CleanFirst

Our Asbestos removal certified technicians have been performing asbestos abatement services in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville & GTA since 1989

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Do You Need Professional Asbestos Abatement?

Improper asbestos removal may result in breathing asbestos fibers, which can lead to a range of diseases, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Further, improper removal can lead to the loss of use of your home or legal impacts when it comes time to sell.

Don’t leave asbestos abatement to unlicensed contractors or inexperienced hazard cleanup businesses. With years of experience, our team of certified, highly trained asbestos removal and abatement experts are on call, ready to assess your structure and provide proper asbestos removal using a full suite of safety protocols and advanced equipment so you can protect your health and safety and live in peace.

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If you own a home built prior to 1986, in Toronto chances are you have some asbestos fibers into some materials.

Where can I find asbestos in homes?

Asbestos can be found in popcorn texture usually 1 to 4% chrysotile.

Drywall joint compound (mud) was also reinforced by adding asbestos fibers like chrysotile.

Plaster ceilings and plaster walls

Older 9×9 vinyl tile and even 12 x 12 can contain asbestos fibers like chrysotile

Older Linoleum floors have very high concentration of asbestos fibers on the attached paper underlay.

Radiator pipe wrap also called asbestos heath shield is often hiding under  finished basements

Meta ducting some times was lined on the exterior with asbestos paper

Vermiculite insulation in attics is a 50/50 must be tested

Floor vents wrapped with a cardboard like paper contains asbestos fibers

Older 2×2 ceiling tiles specially the perforated one do contain asbestos

Boiler rooms and piping insulation

Check some of this pictures of materials containing asbestos on our blog

6 Easy Ways to Identify Asbestos in Your Home WITHOUT a Specialist (

Testing for Asbestos.

There are a few ways you can test for asbestos:

Air sampling usually done after asbestos removal or abatement.

Bulk sampling prior to a renovation or demolition.

Dust collection for identification and analysis of fibers.

Most asbestos laboratories in Toronto allow the customer to bring directly to the lab a small sample of the material in question (dollar size)placed on a zip lock bag for testing and analysis. Not only they tell you if the material has asbestos or not but also tell you the quantity and type.

Should I remove asbestos myself?

No is the short answer, at a minimum you should call an asbestos contractor or Company like our for expert advice.

Where can I dispose of asbestos?

Its illegal to dispose of asbestos materials on regular waste disposal in Toronto, not only you can get a large fine but even prison time if caught repeating the offence. Call an asbestos disposal company.

I suspect that I have or found asbestos materials in my home, what should I do?

While in some cases identification can be done by pictures from similar items already lab tested, the proper and sure way is to get a bulk sample of the material and submit it to a laboratory in Toronto for asbestos bulk analysis and identification.

I am planning on a renovation should I test for asbestos?

If the property home or business was built prior to 1986 you must comply with the Ontario Regulation 278-05 and provide the trades with a designated substances report for his safety, is employees safety and for your own, its the Law in Canada.

What is the Ontario regulation 278/05?

Our government created in 2005 this regulation in order to protect the workers but also the owners of a property so that renovation contractors do not get exposed to asbestos fibers but also the owners safety.

How are asbestos materials removed safely?

Guidelines designed for asbestos abatement workers and companies dictate the procedures and types of abatement depending on the hazardous levels found. See Ontario regulation 278-05 here  O. Reg. 278/05: DESIGNATED SUBSTANCE – ASBESTOS ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND IN BUILDINGS AND REPAIR OPERATIONS (

Trusted Asbestos Removal Experts Serving the Toronto Area

Cleanfirst serves the entire area, including Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Markham, Vaughan, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, and beyond.


  • Asbestos inspection
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Asbestos remediation
  • Asbestos removal
  • Asbestos testing
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Financing options


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Choosing an Asbestos Abatement Contractor

Don’t DIY your home’s asbestos. You may be exposing yourself and your family to harmful asbestos fibers, which can have serious health implications. Leave asbestos abatement and removal to the pros at Cleanfirst and count on timely services, cost-effective solutions, professional consultation services, and guaranteed removal operations.

Cleanfirst: Restoring Your Peace of Mind

Quality, honesty, and integrity are the core parts of our mission statement and the qualities we seek to impart on every project. Our professional technicians offer exceptional remediation services at competitive prices in Toronto and surrounding areas. We bring 31 years of white-glove service to every project we take on, meaning you can have the peace of mind you desire and a clean, healthy, safe home for you and your family.

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Your Property Restoration Experts

Cleanfirst does more than just asbestos abatement and removal. We also specialize in:


  • Mold inspections
  • Mold remediation and removal
  • Air quality testing


Find a Local Toronto Trusted Asbestos Company

We have more than three decades of experience in asbestos removal and remediation, and detailed knowledge about hazardous material safety protocols, removal procedures, and reconstruction. Count on Cleanfirst for thorough inspections, fair estimates, clear communication, and doing the project right the first time.

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