Published: 10th August
Melbourne
Asbestos Removal Services

Asbestos Testing at Home

Homes constructed before 1980 in all likelihood contain asbestos. The dangerous substance could be found in the floor tiles, roof tiles, rooftop shingles, protection, and pipe concrete. It could likewise be found in the joint compound utilized on the creases between the sheetrock pieces. 

The fact that your home is constructed after 1980 doesn’t mean it is absent from asbestos. Things being what they are, how would you know whether asbestos is in your property? How would you discover it?

 

 

Asbestos Testing at Home

The fact of the matter is that a visual inspection is not sufficed in determining if your property contains asbestos. Samples are required to be tested by accredited and certified labs for professional analysis. It is important to follow strict safety precautions when sampling for asbestos. 

It is important to turn off any cooling or heating system and thoroughly clean the suspected material, this will ensure that no asbestos fibres are spread. Additionally, when dealing with Asbestos it is ideal to wear disposable gloves. To take a sample simply cut off a small section, and place it is a sealed container before sending it to a professional laboratory for testing. The results for the lab are essential as they will indicate the levels of asbestos in your home as well as suggest an appropriate disposal method corresponding the amount of asbestos found.  

More often than not, laboratories have two main methods of analysing asbestos: Polarized Light Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy. You may want to contact the National Institute of Standards and Technology to discover if a lab is certified to perform either of the two methods. In order to keep yourself and your family safe when taking asbestos samples, it is highly recommended that you work with certified professionals whenever dealing with Asbestos. 

 

What if Asbestos is Present in Your Home? 

There are numerous components to consider with regards to choosing the correct asbestos removal technique. The state of the material, regardless of whether it’s friable or not, and the area where the asbestos is located.

Asbestos is regarded as friable when it effectively disintegrates or can be reduced to a powder state. Alternatively, asbestos is considered non-friable on the off chance that it is safely reinforced with different materials and its filaments aren’t easily made airborne. 

Any Material containing asbestos is only classified in great condition when its filaments can’t be airborne. However, specialists state you can never be certain. They would inform to consistently screen for signs concerning asbestos harm or weakening.

The Asbestos Removal Process 

If you speculate that asbestos might be in your home, the safest (and only) solution is an Asbestos Removal Service. But be wary that the removal procedure may result in strands delivered into the air, particularly if not done appropriately and securely. 

 

To guarantee the security of the property holders, air tests must be taken after the removal procedure. Also, during the removal of the asbestos, workers are encouraged to wear PPE and utilize a HEPA vacuum.

 

Working with Professional Asbestos Removal Contractors

It is important that you do your due diligence and work contractors that have completed a government recognized Asbestos removal course. To find out more, contact Fair Trade Australia. You can also reach out to us, we are licenced professionals in Class A & B asbestos removal service. Head to our CONTACT page for more information