Why you need to test for Asbestos:
Some buildings constructed before 1990 contain asbestos in their various building materials. Occasionally, vermiculite, which was used in the construction of popcorn ceilings, also contains asbestos. You can’t visually check for asbestos. A proper, accredited microscopic examination needs to be conducted to effectively confirm or deny the presence of asbestos.
Before commencing work on texture ceilings, we need a lab report to ensure there is no asbestos contained within them. This is for our safety and yours. Simply order your NATA Accredited Asbestos Test and send in your sample and you will have your results within the next few days. You will receive the results directly from the lab. The laboratory is fully accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) in accordance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025.
How it works:
Taking a sample is very simple, safe and only takes a few minutes. You likely already have all the things you need at home to take the sample safely and then simply post it to the lab, saving yourself hundreds of dollars.
Once we get a few details for the lab and your payment, we will email you instructions and the Chain of Custody form to send with your sample.
What can be tested?
Any building material or product that you are concerned about can be tested. For popcorn ceilings, a sample of the popcorn ceiling itself needs to be acquired. Simply follow the process sent to you after payment to acquire the textured ceiling sample. You can also provide samples of other materials if you want to find out if they contain asbestos, whether your having your ceiling resurfaced or not.