11 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos
Everything you need to know about Asbestos.
In this comprehensive post, we have collected the top 11 Questions Asked About Asbestos. You'll learn;
- Where it can be found,
- How to test for it at home,
- What it was used for,
- and many other questions answered
So if you've ever wondered about asbestos, you'll love this post!
What is Asbestos?
What does Asbestos look like?
How to Test for Asbestos?
If using an at-home test kit, follow the below steps:
Step 1 - Close all windows/doors and turn off heating/cooling systems and fans.
Step 2 - Cover floors with protective sheeting. Also, wear protective clothing (overalls, gloves, goggles, face masks).
Step 3 - Fill a spray bottle with water and spray down the area you're testing and the plastic sheeting.
Step 4 - Remove a large sample of the problematic area with a chisel and immediately spray with water
Step 5 - While holding the sample with a wet wipe, place it into a plastic bag along with the wipe and seal the bag. You’ll also note the time/date and area it was collected from.
Step 6 - Place the sealed bag into another bag and seal it. For added security, add a layer of tape to the bag. This will be sent to an asbestos testing company.
Step 7 - Thoroughly clean the area with a vacuum. Once finished, place the filter and pack it into a plastic bag. Clean out the vacuum the best you can with a wet wipe or rag, put it into the same bag, and seal it.
Step 8 - Restore the area in which you took the sample.
Step 9 - Dispose of your protective clothing and sheet. Put it into a plastic bag and seal it. Once all possibly contaminated items have been closed in a plastic bag, you can toss them into regular garbage.
If you do not feel comfortable getting the sample on your own, the expert Rock Environmental crew has been trained and certified to perform asbestos testing and abatement.
When was Asbestos used in homes?
When was Asbestos banned?
Where is Asbestos found?
Common asbestos-containing materials include:
Vinyl Floor Tiles
Siding & Shingles
Fire Resistant Clothing
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