How to do your own loose fill asbestos testing
If you do not want to pay for a professional loose fill asbestos tester to come to your home, you may be wondering if you can test for the dangerous substance yourself?
Yes, of course, you can. In fact, if you order a test kit, you can do your own loose fill asbestos testing in just a few minutes, and get the results of the testing emailed to you just a few days later.
How to order a loose fill asbestos testing kit -- These kits are available all over the Internet, and come with everything you will need to be able to do loose fill asbestos testing yourself.
Compare prices before you buy one, however, so that you are sure you are getting an affordable price.
How to use a loose fill asbestos testing kit -- Using one of these kits is very easy, as you only have to follow the instructions.
The kit comes with envelopes for your samples, and instructions on how to collect them. Walk around your home collecting samples from various places -- under sinks, from insulation in the attic, from inside crawl spaces and from anywhere else loose fill asbestos may have been used.
Put all of your samples into the envelopes, and package them to be mailed to the testing laboratory for testing.
How to get your test results -- Once you have mailed your loose fill asbestos testing kit to the laboratory, it will be processed just the same as if a professional tester had taken the samples.
Processing generally takes within 24 to 72 hours. Then the test results will be emailed to you, along with several suggestions as to what you can do on your property if it has been proven it is contaminated with loose fill asbestos. Read on loose fill asbestos insulation for more ideas.