Choose the Right Company for Loose-Fill Asbestos Testing
How to Choose the Right Company for Loose-Fill Asbestos Testing
If you suspect you may have loose-fill asbestos in your home, live in Australia and know you need to get it tested, here are some tips to help you choose the right company for the job.
Use a NATA-accredited lab -- The only companies that are guaranteed by the Australian government to do the right testing are those that go through a NATA-accredited lab.
Make sure any company you are considering does that.
Companies with a lot of experience -- The best companies doing loose-fill asbestos testing are the ones that have been working with the government during their free testing program.
These companies have tested thousands of Australian homes for loose-fill asbestos testing and so know exactly what to look for when testing yours.
How does the testing happen? -- The company you choose will come to your home at a previously agreed upon time.
They will take air samples first. They will then take samples of any suspect material that may be in your attic, your walls, under your sinks or your floorboards or even in basements and cellars.
All of these samples with then be sent to the NATA-accredited lab they deal with for testing. They will tell you about the results of the test within 48 hours, sometimes sooner.
You must pay for the cost of the testing as the free government program is now over. Testing is inexpensive, however, so it will not be a hardship.
What happens if loose-fill asbestos is found? -- There are several ways that it can be safely removed.
The technician that came to do the initial testing will go through all of your options if your property is found to be contaminated. These options even include selling your home to the government and demolition if that is what you prefer.
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