If you suspect your home may have loose-fill asbestos insulation somewhere in it, you may not know how dangerous that can be. Even if you do know it can be dangerous, you still may not know that you can get your home tested for it, or how to do so.
Why is loose-fill asbestos insulation dangerous? — The problem with loose-fill asbestos insulation is that it was put into buildings in very small pieces. That means, because it is not in walls and under floorboards in large sheets, small pieces of asbestos can end up in the air.
If you happen to breath in that tiny piece of asbestos, it could get lodged in your lungs. That can cause infections, breathing problems and, in some severe cases, lung cancer.
How to get your home tested for loose-fill asbestos insulation — If you have decided you need to have your home tested for loose-fill asbestos insulation, it is actually easier to do that than you may think.
Just get online and look for an asbestos testing company in your area. Contact several of them and ask for a free quote for your particular testing. Hire the one that has the best reputation and that will do it for the most reasonable price.
What will loose-fill asbestos insulation testing entail? — The actual testing is not too complicated.
Once you have arranged for a date and time for testing, the technician will arrive on that day and begin testing the air in your home for loose-fill asbestos insulation.
Once he has taken samples of air in every room, he will then take samples of fibers he finds in walls and under floors.
These samples will be taken to a lab for testing, with the results usually ready within a couple of days.