The Healthy Abode Inc. is a full service environmental assessment and testing company serving both residential and commercial clients. We are fully insured ($2,000,000 GL/E&O), certified and WSIB compliant.
Services include inspection / testing & certified reports for:
- Mold (Canadian Guidelines CCA-82)
- Mold Remediation Scope of Work (Canadian Guidelines CCA-82)
- Post Remediation Verification Testing (Clearance Testing)
- Asbestos (Ontario Regulation 278/05)
- Asbestos Abatement Scope of Work (Ontario Regulation 278/05)
- Post Abatement PCM / TEM Air Testing (Clearance Testing, Type 3, Ontario Regulation 278/05)
- Lead (EPA standards, Canadian Lead Guidelines, Ontario)
- Water testing, inc. heavy metals, bacteria (Ontario/Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines)
- Designated Substance Survey / Reports (Ontario Regulation 490/09)
- Indoor Air Quality Assessments (CO, CO2, O2, TVOC Temp, RH, Particulates)
- Asbestos Management Surveys (Ontario Regulation 278/05)
- Annual Indoor Air Quality Assessments
- Annual Asbestos Management Survey follow-up Reports
- Odour Testing including, VOC / Volatile Organic Compound Testing / Open Characterization Testing / Assessment
Our Residential focus is Mold Testing, Asbestos Testing, Lead Testing and Clearance Testing in homes in Toronto and surrounding area that may have indoor air quality / environmental issues. As well as performing Designated Substance Surveys in accordance with O. Reg 490/09 for residential homes that will be or are currently undergoing renovation.
Our Commercial focus is performing Designated Substance Surveys, Asbestos Management Surveys, Indoor Air Quality and Water Testing, Odour Assessments, Mold Testing, Asbestos Testing and Lead Testing, as well as Clearance Sampling.
We service many professional groups including:
- Disaster Restoration
- Property Management / Landlords
- General Construction / Contracting Demolition
- Engineering and Architectural
- Interior Design and Remodelling
- Regional Management
- Office Management
- Health and Safety / Compliance
At The Healthy Abode Inc. we understand the time pressures associated with environmental testing. This is why we can expedite rapid results turnaround times for sample analysis and reports.
At The Healthy Abode Inc. we understand the need for neutrality. The best way to alleviate concern and fear is to provide a sound and objective solution, a third party inspection, and professional reports.
Certification & Memberships
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certified – Health Canada’s national hazard communication standard.
The Healthy Abode Inc. is a BBB – Better Business Bureau Accredited Business – Business Number: 1281229p.
We are Water Damage Restoration and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician Certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (WRT & AMRT Certified, IICRC.) – Register Number: 173839. The IICRC is the recognized certifying body for the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Industry, now known as TheCleanTrust (www.iicrc.org).
The Healthy Abode Inc. is IAC2 (International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants; www.iac2.org) certified – Cert. # IAC2-02-0351. The IAC2 is the non-profit, certifying body for home and building inspectors who have fulfilled certain educational and testing requirements including those in the area of indoor air quality, specifically mold inspections/testing.
IAC2 certified inspectors are all members in good standing of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) which is the largest inspection association in the world, with strict membership requirements (www.nachi.org). IAC2 certified inspectors have all completed strict educational requirements and training.
For mold testing and allergen testing, The Healthy Abode Inc. follows a strict sampling procedure, approved by our laboratory, to obtain all Mold/Allergen samples. We only use professional sampling and testing equipment.
Mold/Allergens (Indoor Air Quality)
The Healthy Abode Inc. is certified for the inspection and remediation of lead-based paint, lead dust and lead debris by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (www.epa.gov.) We are certified in lead-safe work practices as is pertains to the mandatory RRP Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (40 CFR) introduced as a mandatory certification by law in the United States in 2010. This RRP certification applies to all inspectors, risk assessors, supervisors, project managers, abatement workers, renovators and dust sampling technicians.
US EPA- RRP certification #: R-I-8889-10-04536 – Issue date: 04/19/10
For lead testing, The Healthy Abode Inc. follows a strict sampling procedure, approved by our laboratory, to obtain all Lead samples. We only use professional sampling and testing equipment.
In 2005 the Ontario government created Ontario Regulation 278/05 Designated Substance – Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations. These new Ontario regulations were created to replace the previous regulation, Ontario Regulation 838/90 which had been in place since 1985.
The Healthy Abode Inc. inspectors have successfully completed the Asbestos Abatement Worker program 253W – Certification # 705412-01p, approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), designed for Type 3 Asbestos Abatement work. The Healthy Abode Inc. is aware of and operates within, the confines of O. Reg 278/05. We are classified as Type 1 asbestos workers, and work within the rules and regulations that pertain to Type 1 asbestos workers/supervisors.
For asbestos testing, The Healthy Abode Inc. follows a strict sampling procedure, approved by our laboratory, to obtain all Asbestos samples. We only use professional sampling and testing equipment.
Designated Substance Survey
In 2009 the Ontario government created Ontario Regulation 490/09 Designated Substances. The Healthy Abode Inc. performs Designated Substance Surveys and Reports for Residential and Commercial Construction/Demolition sites, in accordance with O. Reg 490/09.
We use a CALA & NVLAP certified and independent Canadian third party laboratory for all sample analysis.