Safely take your own sample for Asbestos testing :

This video and the DIY Test Kit you can download from this site helps you take a sample of bonded or non-friable Asbestos safely and get a fast NATA accredited result.

Follow these steps to find out if it is Asbestos:

Asbestos in your home

Asbestos in the home cannot be identified by a visual inspection.

Firstly you need to understand the type of Asbestos you are dealing with. Friable Asbestos is a material that contains Asbestos that can be broken up with your hand like a brittle plaster sheet.  In this form the product is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and can only be sampled by a LICENSED ASBESTOS ASSESSOR.

Non-friable Asbestos products are hard and cannot be broken up by hand, like a lino tile, fibro or concrete wall. These non-friable products can be sampled using our DIY home Asbestos sampling kit you can download from this page.

Asbestos fibres are dangerous when released into the air and breathed in which is why you need to follow certain steps whenever dealing with suspect materials to avoid exposure.

If you are not sure if your home contains Asbestos or would like to know what types of products contain Asbestos in your home – watch this short video here:

Asbestos testing you can trust

Enviroscience offers an Asbestos testing and Asbestos inspection service that is accredited by international quality standards.  The downloadable DIY home Asbestos Test Kit was developed and prepared by Enviroscience’s Occupational Hygienist and Licensed Asbestos Assessor for bonded or non-friable Asbestos products. It is designed to help home owners identify and recognise Asbestos containing material to reduce the possibility of Asbestos exposure and breathing Asbestos fibres.

Our accreditation:

Asbestos home test kit

Download our ASBESTOS TEST KIT, with an easy checklist for preparing a sample in your house for Asbestos identification.  If you suspect you have friable or  loose fill Asbestos (insulation) or if you are located in the ACT this service is not available as sampling must be undertaken by a Licenced Asbestos Assessor.

We offer an identification service for Asbestos sheeting or bonded Asbestos products such as fibro, lino, tiles, concrete, with a fast 24 hour turnaround, postage free and completely confidential email result from our NATA Laboratory.

This simple ‘How To’ video is here to help explain taking a suspected bonded or non-friable sample safely using using our Asbestos Test Kit.

Asbestos home testing

Each DIY sample of suspected Asbestos sheeting will be identified in our NATA Laboratory for a price of $80 post free. Using the safety directions in our kit – take a sample of bonded or non-friable product from your ceiling, walls or other suspected Asbestos board using our test kit instructions and post it to us.

This service is not available for friable Asbestos (eg Loose Fill Asbestos) or in the ACT which requires all Asbestos sampling to undertaken by a Licensed Asbestos Assessor.

You can find further information about identifying & handling asbestos at www.asbestosawareness.com.au

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