Should I perform Asbestos Testing Myself?
If you are afraid that your home or commercial property has Asbestos and need it tested, because sometimes be tempting to attempt to test it yourself. You have probably seen cheap do it yourself asbestos testing kits that you can buy which supposedly can give you the information much cheaper than hiring a professional to do the asbestos testing.
Part of the issue with using a do-it-yourself testing kit is that it is difficult to know how accurate the test is going to be. It is possible that you could do a test using a do-it-yourself asbestos testing kit and think your home or commercial building is asbestos free, when in actuality the testing kit was not accurate and then you've put yourself and others in a potentially hazardous situation.
Even if you can obtain an accurate testing kit there is more to asbestos testing that simply following the instructions in the kit. It requires a trained eye to even know which materials need to be tested and which materials can be ignored. It also requires a trained eye to dig through layers of building materials to access hidden asbestos in walls floors ceilings under carpet under tile Etc. An asbestos testing professional who has performed too many tests knows what to look for and nose which materials in your home need to be tested. Obviously you don't want to test every single Building Material in your entire house, you only want to test the ones that have a potential for containing Asbestos. An asbestos testing professional will be able to do this very quickly and efficiently and accurately.
On top of all this if you accidentally release Asbestos fibers into the air while you are trying to perform your test, you can actually put yourself in danger by breathing these fibers in. An asbestos testing professional will be able to perform the test without creating any hazards for him or herself or for the people around.
Bottom line, don't try to complete the test yourself. hire a professional who can accurately and safely test for asbestos. They can also tell you how difficult it will be to remove and how safe it would be to remove it. In some instances and asbestos professional may tell you to leave the material alone and not disturb hit. A trained I will be able to confidently give you all the information you need about how to move forward.
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