Nothing can seem a safer environment then the confines of the family home. Most families are unaware of the invisible dangers that can be lurking inside the family’s safe haven. It is believed that 50% of private homes contain asbestos-containing materials. Long term exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health problems, including an increased risk of developing some types of cancer. Asbestos testing is a low-cost means to ensure the safety of family members and employees. There are many companies, who offer both home and commercial asbestos testing using state-of-the-art-equipment. Some companies offer not only comprehensive asbestos testing, but survey of commercial properties to determine if any asbestos risks are apparent, the monitoring of air quality during asbestos removal, and final inspections of all removal sites including issuance of a clearance certificate.
Comprehensive Asbestos Testing
Anyone can take a sample for asbestos testing, but there are specific precautions that should be taken. These are basic precautions such as wearing a mask and gloves during the procurement of the sample, and sealing the damaged area with paint to ensure the dust does not become airborne. The sample should be double bagged in a click lock plastic bags and sent to the testing facility. There are many do-it-yourself asbestos testing kits available at the local hardware store, but there is no control over who will do the testing, or the quality of the results. Choosing a company, who has in-house testing facilities accredited by NATA, the National Association of Testing Authorities, will ensure the most accurate test results.
Don’t leave the safety of loved ones and valued employees to just any company, choose an asbestos testing company that has in-house state-of-the-art testing facilities. The low cost associated with asbestos testing is well worth the safety of loved ones and valued employees.