Always use personal protective equipment that includes a disposable N95 mask or respirator, disposable gloves, safety glasses, and protective clothing.
To prevent air circulation of any fibers you disturb, turn off your furnace or air conditioner.
Cover the area with plastic drop sheeting so that any debris that falls to the floor is easy to clean up.
Use water to finely mist the area where you’ll be taking a sample to help minimize fine dust.
A clean knife works best to remove a sample. See instructions below as to how large the sample should be for different potential asbestos-containing materials.
A plastic zip-lock style bag is best for collecting the sample. Be sure to safely let the air out of the bag and then seal the bag and label it with the date and location where the sample was taken. If taking multiple samples, you should also include a sample number Ex. 001,002
To clean up, use a damp cloth to wipe the area where the sample was taken, the exterior of the sample bag, tools you used, your personal protective equipment, and the plastic drop sheet(s) you used to cover the area.
DO NOT VACUUM any dust. Use a damp cloth or damp paper towel.
Package your gloves, cloths, drop sheets, and other disposable material you used into a garbage bag and seal.
Your clothes should be laundered separately, and you should shower once complete with the clean up.
Combine all samples into a larger zip-lock style bag and label with your name, location, date, and contact information.
Please note that test results can be impacted by samples that are not taken correctly. got mold? is providing this information to help you with your own sampling, but is not responsible for false negatives as a result of improper sampling or handling performed by the customer.
Ensuring safe removal of the asbestos-containing materials prior to beginning a project.
Asbestos removal must follow local abatement regulations.
Asbestos abatement and removal procedures are defined by different levels
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