Should your Home be Tested for Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation?


If there is any reason at all to suspect your home may be contaminated with loose fill asbestos insulation, you may be wondering if you should have it tested. Asbestos itself is dangerous, but then you heard loose fill asbestos is even more dangerous, so should your home be tested?

Should your home be tested for loose fill asbestos insulation? -- If you have any suspicions at all that your home may be contaminated with loose fill asbestos insulation then, yes, you should have it tested.

Not only is asbestos of any kind dangerous in a home but, if it is loose fill asbestos insulation, it is extremely dangerous. So much so, it could even cause cancer in you, your spouse or your children if breathed in from the air.

Is loose fill asbestos testing difficult? -- When people hear about loose fill asbestos insulation testing, they think it is going to be a long drawn out process. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Instead, loose fill asbestos insulation testing takes just a few minutes to do. The results from the lab are also delivered to you within 24 to 48 hours, so you do not have many long days of agonizing over the results to wait either.

How to get the testing done -- There are companies specializing in this kind of testing, and any one of them can help you. Just hire one, make arrangements for a tester to show up at your home with his testing kit, and be sure you are there when he arrives. It could not be more simple than that.

Once testing has been done and specimens have been sent to a lab for analysis, you will usually receive results in less than 48 hours. If your home tests positive, you will also be given several options in how to remove the asbestos lurking there.