A few months ago I asked a general contractor to look at some mold that seemed to be growing on the wall inside my utility closet, when he reached up to turn on the light he looked up and said, to my horror, “did you know that was asbestos”? Turns out there was a wood beam visibly covered with an Asbestos wrap, probably from 30 years ago and someone had even cut in to it to install a light bulb. I freaked out and immediately started looking up abatement companies and found Canada’s Restoration Services who were rated number one. They put me in touch with Alan (who was also rated number one) who would come over to take samples of the asbestos and mold. Even before Alan came over we talked numerous times on the phone and he was so helpful in answering my questions, looking at pictures of mold and the asbestos I had texted him and explaining the process of testing and possible removal. When he came to my house he took samples and tested the air for mold. He was so knowledgeable and patient, as I ask a TON of questions and research every detail as I’ve made mistakes in the past of not asking questions. Within a week Alan called me back to tell me the air was clear of mold but I was still concerned about the asbestos so he came back and tested the air for asbestos and again answered a million questions I had. He eased my mind and gave me options and suggestions. The asbestos test came back clear but just knowing it was there was making me crazy. I decided to go with Canada’s Restoration Services for the removal. Alan walked me through the whole thing and was back again to do air tests for asbestos on all floors of my house just to be safe. The fact that he is a certified mold and asbestos tester makes him such a fantastic home inspector because he specializes in so many areas that affect one another. When you are buying a home, you are always told about knob and tube, but I never thought of asbestos or mold and my house is from 1902! He is extremely patient and thorough and has gone above and beyond all expectations and even provided his opinions on other areas of my house that have been an issue over the years. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in the market to buy a house or have any mold or asbestos tested. My only regret is that I didn’t have Alan as my home inspector when I bought my house 7 years ago.