There are two primary types of testing performed by Done Right Testing: Bulk (Material) Testing and Air Sampling. Bulk material collection is a bit a misnomer as it is really only a small amount required – a sample will fit in a small sandwich Ziploc bag. The number of samples we are required to take is determined by the state Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. The asbestos samples we take will be sent to a certified laboratory to determine if they are asbestos and, if so, how much and what kinds of asbestos are in the sample.
Bulk sampling methods depend on the types of material we are sampling and the square footage of the suspected Asbestos Containing Material. The rules for how we perform the tests and the number of samples that we take vary based on square footage, type of job, type of structure, and the material(s) we are testing.
We also perform asbestos air sampling. Air sampling should be performed if an asbestos abatement (removal) has taken place in your home to make sure that the abatement company removed all the asbestos containing material and that they did not leave behind any fibers. The test will also help assure you that no cross-contamination of your home has happened. Cross-contamination occurs when asbestos fibers escape the work area and are found in areas where there was no asbestos containing material prior to the job.
We set up number of Zefon vacuums pumps depending on the size of the project. A small plastic tube goes from the stand to the pump to collect the air. The pump pulls air in your home or business through the cassette at a set flow rate which is calibrated by a rotameter and the asbestos fibers, if present, will become trapped inside the cassette.
These cassettes are be analyzed at a certified laboratory using either PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy) or TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) depending on the job and requirements to determine if any fibers are detected in the air inside your home. Once the results are received from the lab, we will generate a report and send it to you letting you know what was detected and at what levels.
Do you have any questions about this process? Please contact us right away and we would be happy to answer your questions!
The only way to be sure whether a material contains asbestos is to have it tested by a qualified laboratory. EPA only recommends testing suspect materials if they are damaged (fraying, crumbling) or if you are planning a renovation that would disturb the suspect material. Samples should be taken by a properly trained and accredited asbestos professional (inspector).
You can perform an internet search for “asbestos contractor” and the location of your home. Contact your state to determine what state training and accreditation requirements may exist for both the contractor and their workers. EPA recommends that you use an asbestos contractor that is properly trained to handle asbestos. New Jersey’s Department of Labor has a webpage for this which you can access by clicking here.
If you have vermiculite insulation in your home, you should assume this material may be contaminated with asbestos and be aware of steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from exposure to asbestos. The EPA recommends that vermiculite insulation be left undisturbed. Airborne asbestos fibers present a health risk through inhalation, so the first step is to not disturb the material, which could release fibers into the air. The degree of health risk depends on how much and how often this occurred. If you choose to remove the vermiculite insulation, this work should be done by a trained and accredited asbestos abatement contractor that is separate and independent from the company that performed the assessment of the vermiculite insulation to avoid any conflict of interest.
Removal of the vermiculite insulation may not be necessary if it will be left undisturbed. If you choose to have the vermiculite insulation removed, the EPA recommends that you use a trained and accredited asbestos contractor that is separate and independent from the company that performed the assessment of the vermiculite insulation to avoid any conflict of interest.
We, Done Right Testing, can perform this service for you. Give us a call. Alternatively, you can perform an internet search for “asbestos inspection” or “asbestos material testing” or “asbestos testing” and the location of your home. Also, make sure that the inspector is properly trained and accredited by your state.
What sets Done Right Testing apart from other testing companies is our ability to get on site quickly to collect our samples. We pride ourselves on offering same or next business day turnaround on most jobs.
Done Right Testing has no conflict of interests as we only provide testing services and do not try to sell you remediation services. You can be sure that you are getting unbiased, honest testing results that you can save you money.
We employ experienced IICRC technicians to ensure mold scopes meet the standard of work you should have followed to safely take care of your home. Rest assured that tests are performed by qualified technicians only.
Same Day Service is available to North and Central New Jersey. Offering services to Southern New Jersey by appointment only. Our lab performs next day turnaround for our samples which allows us to get results to you within 48 hours of our visit to your location.
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