If you know anything about asbestos, you know that loose-fill asbestos insulation is the most dangerous type you can have in a home. After all, it is easy for small pieces to break out and be inhaled by anyone in the building.
As inhaling loose-fill asbestos insulation can cause breathing problems or even cancer, it is always suggested you have your home tested to see if the insulation material is in it.
How is a home tested for loose-fill asbestos insulation? — Testing is actually quite a simple process, with two options available to you.
You can arrange for a testing service to send a technician to do the testing for you. Or you can order a do-it-yourself testing kit. Kits come with all the instructions you will need, as well as all the materials, so it is a very simple process. It is also cheaper to do the testing yourself.
How to test for loose-fill asbestos insulation — You will need to take both air and material samples around your home, and the testing kit will tell you where you should do that.
Simply package up the samples in the vials and envelopes that come with the kit, and then mail them off to the testing lab for testing. Results should be available in just a few days.
What happens if you do have loose-fill asbestos insulation in your home? — If your tests come back positive, then the lab will give you information about who to call and what to do to arrange for removal of the substance.
You will have several options, and any service you call to arrange for the removal of the asbestos will walk you through each one of them. That way you can make the right decision for your needs.