Any home that may have asbestos contaminating it could be a threat to your health and to the health of your family. That is why you should find out if you do have asbestos in your home and, if so, have it removed.
Of course, that means you must make arrangements to have asbestos testing done in your home. How does asbestos testing work, though, and how do you go about getting it done?
How does asbestos testing work? — Each company offering asbestos testing differs a little in how they do it, but most will send a technician to your home to take both material and air samples.
These samples will be taken from various areas around your home that are thought to be contaminated with asbestos. This may be under sinks, in attics and basements, in crawl spaces and even in wall cavities if they are accessible.
These samples will be placed in envelopes or vials and labeled. They will then be taken to a testing lab where the material inside them will be tested for asbestos.
What happens if your home is contaminated with asbestos? — The company will either call or email you with your test results. If your home is contaminated with asbestos, they will also give you information about some of the options you have. In most cases, however, the recommendation will be to remove the asbestos as quickly as you can.
You will then need to find a company that can remove the asbestos. The original testing company may do it themselves and, if they do not, they can probably give you the names of a few reliable companies in your area that do.
Take care of it immediately, and you will once again be living in a home you feel safe in. To read how to safely handle loose-fill asbestos insulation come visit our site.