While many people are tempted to buy a home testing kit and carry out asbestos testing themselves, this is not recommended for various important reasons.
Asbestos is extremely dangerous -- One thing home testers do not take into consideration is that asbestos is dangerous to your health. So dangerous, in fact, it can cause severe lung problems and even cause various forms of cancer.
A company that specializes in asbestos testing knows this, and they know how to find and remove asbestos samples without putting people in the home or office at risk.
A company can do it quickly -- If you have never carried out an asbestos test before, you will find yourself following the instructions in a do-it-yourself kit.
This not only means you are putting your own safety at risk if you do not do it correctly, it also means it could take you three or four times longer than it would take a professional company to do the asbestos testing.
The longer it takes, the more chance there is of asbestos to escape into the air and the more health problems you could experience.
Avoid lawsuits -- If you do the testing yourself, and do it incorrectly, you could leave yourself open to lawsuits.
Lawsuits can be filed by both people who live or work in the building, or even by people that eventually buy the structure and then realize the asbestos testing was not carried out correctly.
Hire a company for your asbestos inspection, however, and you will ensure none of these easily preventable problems are ever likely to happen.