Getting asbestos testing is always stressful. After all, not only does your house need to be examined for asbestos from top to bottom but, if it is discovered, it can really uproot your life.
Some people choose to do their own asbestos testing. Most experts, however, recommend you do not do this as, if it is not done correctly, you could be putting your own health and that of your family at risk.
Hiring a professional company is the recommended way to get asbestos testing done in a home, and here are a few good reasons why.
The cost — Hiring a professional company is very affordable. So much so, you can often get your testing done for not much more than it would cost for two or three test kits you would use yourself.
Reliability — Having a home tested for asbestos is stressful and frightening. It would be even more stressful and frightening if that home was not tested correctly and you thought you were asbestos-free only to discover later you were not.
A good professional company can do reliable testing and tell you with accuracy if your home is contaminated with asbestos.
The speed — While it could take you all day to test for asbestos, a professional company does the same job in a couple of hours.
The speed of test results — Once you have had asbestos testing done, you will want to get the results quickly.
If you do your own testing, however, you will have to mail the samples away and then wait for the results to be made available. If you hire a company to do them, you should have the results in under 48 hours.