Do It Yourself Asbestos Testing in Gympie? After Inspection of an Area, AHI Asbestos Consultants Show You How to Take a Sample

In starting a renovation project of your home in Gympie, you believe there may be the presence of asbestos. What can you do? The professionals at AHI Asbestos Consultants can help you take your own sample to be sent away for asbestos testing from your Gympie home to a fully accredited NATA testing facility. The samples will be analysed to confirm whether or not asbestos exists in your home. With several years of experience in the building and inspection industries, we know that testing is the only way to confirm the presence of asbestos. Because of the dangers associated with it, homeowners should consider an asbestos inspection and testing to be sure that they are safe.

How to Take Your Own Asbestos Sample

If you are considering taking your own asbestos sample, here is how we recommend you do it. First, protect yourself by wearing a dust mask and disposable gloves. If you have a heating or cooling system running in your home, turn it off as well as any fans. This will help to minimise the release of any fibres into the air. You should try and take your samples from areas that are damaged. If you cannot, take the sample from a zone that will not be so noticeable.

Wet the material before cutting it. This will also minimise the release of fibres. Try not to disturb the area any more than is needed to remove the sample. Cut a piece, at least the size of a 5-cent coin but no larger than a 50-cent piece. Place the sample into a clean container. A ZipLock bag works great. Label the bag. Clean up the area from which you took the sample and then move to another area of the home.

Once complete, place all of your samples into another bag and prepare them for mailing. You will need to complete the Asbestos Sample Analysis Request Form and then post the sample to our offices at AHI, PO Box 6091, Logan Central, Q 4114. Once we receive the laboratory results, we will email you with the results.

Schedule an Asbestos Inspection in Your Gympie Home

If you prefer to leave the sample taking to the professionals, you can contact AHI Asbestos Consultants and have one of our trained technicians come out and do it for you. To further protect your home and your family, you should have an asbestos inspection. With years of experience in the field, we provide you with a thorough inspection of your entire home, including the exterior and your property. Our technicians will examine your roof cavity, underneath your home, and other areas known for the presence of asbestos.

When the inspection is complete, we will send out any samples for testing and provide you with a thorough, easy to understand report that reviews the condition of your home. To ensure the safety of your home and family, call us today on 1300 141 662 or fill out our online booking form and receive a free quote for service.