If you suspect that your home or office may contain asbestos, it is important to have it tested by a professional.
Asbestos testing is not a simple process, and it should only be conducted by a trained and certified professional. The first step is to collect a sample of the material in question. This can be done by taking a small piece of the material, or by using a special vacuum that is designed to collect asbestos fibres.
Once the sample has been collected, it will be sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory will use a variety of methods to determine if the sample contains asbestos. These methods include scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy. We only us NATA approved laboratories.
Once the laboratory has determined that the sample contains asbestos, the next step is to identify the type of asbestos present. There are three main types of asbestos: chrysotile, amosite, and crocidolite. Chrysotile is the most common type of asbestos, and it is typically found in insulation and fireproofing materials. Amosite is often found in insulation, pipe insulation, and gaskets. Crocidolite is the least common type of asbestos, but it is the most dangerous.