An asbestos testing kit can seem like a big extra step to take, but in reality, it can be well worth it, particularly if you have a home that is more than ten or fifteen years old. It may also be the case where you have a building that has been built before 1996 and has not been declared safe to live in. For these people, the benefits of having their home tested are obvious. The home will normally have been declared safe for occupied possession, and therefore asbestos exposure will not be a problem. However, it’s still important to understand just what these results mean.
To begin with, an asbestos testing kit will let you know just how much asbestos it contains and where it is located inside the house. You should also be told if the asbestos was brought into the building somehow, whether it was damaged in some way or if it just came loose on its own. It is also essential to know what kind of asbestos it is. There are three different classes of asbestos: chrysotile, anthophyllite and tremolite. All contain asbestos fibres, which are deadly to humans; you can be exposed to them without ever knowing it.
However, as many people do not realize, one asbestos class is significantly more dangerous than the others. Asbestos in any form is a serious health risk, and there is no way to ‘think outside the box when it comes to this material. However, if you have an asbestos testing kit in your home, you may find that you are much less likely to have a serious health problem than you thought.
It is well known that asbestos-containing materials should be destroyed or removed, no matter what the situation. However, while many people know this, not everyone takes the time to follow this rule. For example, if you have a swimming pool installed in your home and a recent inspection noted the presence of asbestos, you probably won’t think about stopping it. However, swimming pools are made of other materials, like vinyl replacement tiles. If one of those tiles is replaced with an asbestos-containing tile, you could be in serious trouble, especially if the replacement is not done correctly.
If you’re tearing down any building for remodelling purposes, an MPA asbestos testing Adelaide kit can save you a lot of hassle. For example, if you’ve been tearing down a building, and you suspect that there might be asbestos in the building’s flooring, you can take a sample of the flooring and get it tested. This can be extremely helpful when tearing down a building because you will have an accurate measurement and know if you are dealing with dangerous waste. If you decide not to tear the flooring down and hire an experienced demolition company, they will test it for you so you don’t waste time or money tearing things down that contain asbestos.
Some people wonder whether their current asbestos exposure is a cause for concern. The answer is that it depends on your exposure level, your risk of getting more asbestos, and your likelihood of developing mesothelioma. For example, some workers were exposed to asbestos as workers saw their asbestos exposure skyrocket, while others didn’t have their asbestos exposure go up but developed mesothelioma later. It is also important to note that no one is safe from asbestos exposure. Asbestos is incredibly dangerous when it is in the air but not always present in the flooring.
When MPA asbestos testing Adelaide is necessary, there are several things you can do. First of all, when tearing down any suspected asbestos-containing flooring, you should have your work area sealed off from the work area. You should also make sure that you have enough ventilation in your work area. It is also important to use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter at all times. HEPA filters effectively remove particles up to one micron from your work area, which means you’ll be safe from the deadly effects of any asbestos fibres that may be present in your work area.