If you are living in an older home in Chicago, it’s important that you have your home tested for asbestos. This testing could be done either by taking samples of materials, or samples of the air in your home that may contain asbestos fibers.
Asbestos testing is strongly recommended for materials that have tears, cracks, and water damage, as they have a higher chance of releasing asbestos fibers into the air.
It is always best to have an inspector visit your home to check for asbestos contamination. If that is not possible, you can collect samples and send them to an accredited laboratory for testing.
When taking asbestos samples, it is important to take the following precautionary steps:« Continue »