Asbestos air testing helps keeps everyone safe.
Want to make sure your indoor air quality is high? Need to test air quality before starting a remodel?
Air monitoring for asbestos can keep indoor spaces safe.
Asbestos testing is valuable in a variety of situations. It’s also required before beginning a home remodel project.
An expert asbestos air monitoring technician can complete this process for you. They’ll keep your welfare in mind as they take breathing zone air samples and follow all relevant professional standards.
What Is Asbestos Air Testing
Asbestos monitoring centers on testing for asbestos fibers in breathable air.
Licensed asbestos technicians first collect samples. Those samples are then tested at a certified lab to determine what, if any, level of risk is present within a home or other building. Asbestos monitoring can also help assess the results of control and clearance measures.
In control monitoring, air samples are collected using static instruments at fixed areas to measure the level of airborne asbestos fibers in that area. Control monitoring is conducted to assess the effectiveness of implemented control measures. However, these results do not represent the actual occupational exposures.
An individual’s risk of exposure to airborne asbestos fibers is monitored by collecting air samples within the occupational atmosphere.
Airborne particles are collected by drawing air through a filter, usually attached to an employee’s jacket, over a specific period of time. The results are then compared to the national exposure standard to determine the exposure level of asbestos fibers.
Clearance monitoring is performed using static or positional samples to measure the level of airborne asbestos fibers at a worksite upon the completion of asbestos-related removal projects.
Asbestos air monitoring involves complex sampling and analyzing techniques and must be performed by skilled and experienced experts.
When is Asbestos Air Testing Conducted?
Asbestos air monitoring usually occurs when building materials containing asbestos could release asbestos fibers into the atmosphere, or in the event of removal of friable (meaning “easily crumbled) asbestos-containing materials.
Except for works involving non-friable asbestos materials, asbestos air monitoring is mandatory before commencing any friable asbestos-related projects. Asbestos air monitoring is also part of good occupational safety practices whenever potential asbestos exposure is a risk.
Importance of Asbestos Air Testing
Asbestos was widely used in construction before the 1980s because of its high heat resistance and function as electrical insulation. Many buildings and homes built during that era include asbestos.
Oftentimes, asbestos cannot be detected with the naked eye. Elevated concentrations of asbestos in the atmosphere can occur when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed during building demolition, home renovations, and other remodeling activities.
Asbestos air testing is therefore crucial for your loved ones, your employees, and your own health and safety.
Why Choose IRIS Environmental Laboratories for Asbestos Air Testing
At IRIS Environmental Laboratories our team of experienced and licensed experts can ensure your peace of mind with dependable asbestos air monitoring equipment and their deep knowledge of safe and effective testing practices.
We make high-quality service our top priority as an asbestos air monitoring company.
All samplings and analyses are conducted by skilled technicians in our in-house certified laboratory. Our professionalism and expertise in asbestos air testing mean we consistently satisfy clients in the commercial, residential, private, and public sectors.