Getting Materials Tested For Asbestos

Do you suspect that your home may contain asbestos? It could. It is often hard to know for certain until you’ve had the material tested by a professional. Unfortunately, it is difficult to identify asbestos materials because they don’t stand out. They don’t have a unique appearance or smell. You won’t be able to detect it using your eyesight or nose. With this in mind, you need to get in touch with a professional promptly so you can begin working to minimize the exposure. We recommend getting in touch with the specialists at Asbestos Removal CT because we’re always here to help. Thankfully, there are several ways to test for this toxic material, but you shouldn’t try to do this on your own. The problem is that tampering with the material means that the fibers could enter the air. You’ll end up inhaling these toxic fibers and getting sick. You should let the professional handle it for you because they know how to minimize the risks. Asbestos can lead to numerous sicknesses, including mesothelioma, lung disease, cancer,  and asbestosis. Anyone living in a home with asbestos must be very careful to avoid disturbing the material. If you do, the fibers are going to enter the air before you inhale them. Don’t touch the material until a professional can reach your residence. To collect samples, the material will have to be disturbed. Nevertheless, we’re going to take extra steps to protect you from serious repercussions. To protect yourself and the ones you love, let a professional check this for you.

Testing Asbestos At Home

It is pertinent to have the materials tested for asbestos. You cannot detect the material using your eyes or nose. Instead, it’ll have to be tested at a laboratory. The best way to do this is by working with a qualified professional. Our company is here to help you. Once you’ve called our office, we’ll send a team to your residence so they can begin collecting samples. Asbestos is primarily found in certain products including those below.
  • Popcorn ceilings often contain asbestos
  • Asbestos may be found in floor tiles
  • It could be in insulation boards
  • Cement products may sometimes contain this toxic material
  • You’ll also want to check your roof, siding, pipe insulation, and more.
When a team of professionals comes to your home, they will begin looking for signs of trouble. They’ll check the age of your home since older homes are more likely to have asbestos. Then, they’ll check the materials in your home, including your tiles, shingles, siding, insulation, and more. It is important to avoid disturbing these materials because doing so will cause the fibers to leak into the air. If this happens, the people living in the home are likely going to get sick. Once samples have been collected, those samples can be tested at a lab. Although other techniques can be used, most professionals use PLM or Polarized Light Microscopy to check for asbestos. The method is very effective since it checks for asbestos fibers at a microscopic level. Polarized light is used for this purpose. Most labs are going to use PLM testing to check for asbestos in various materials. Besides PLM testing, laboratories can also check for asbestos by using Transmission Electron Microscopy. This method is used to check the air for asbestos fibers. The good news is that TEM testing can be done quickly. A professional will use TEM testing to determine how much asbestos is in your home. If it is found that asbestos fibers are in your home’s atmosphere, it is likely a good idea to move out of the dwelling until this problem can be rectified. Otherwise, you’re going to continue breathing in the fibers. Once TEM confirms that asbestos is in the home, samples must be collected to find the source of the problem. A professional should offer both tests. Rest assured knowing that our company is here to help you during each phase of the process. Asbestos Removal CT offers comprehensive testing for asbestos. We can test shingles, tiles, panels, insulation, and other products for asbestos. We can also test your home’s atmosphere for asbestos. Once asbestos has been found in your home, we will begin taking steps to get rid of it. You can count on us to protect you.

Professional Help Is Available

Remember that professional help is available. We can get started right away to protect you to the fullest. Just call the offices of Asbestos Remove CT to find out more about our services. We’ll help you set up an appointment over the phone.

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