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Old 04-15-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Asbestos testing - where does one go?

where does one have plaster walls tested? I have been taking down a wall wearing a heavy respirator and coveralls. But now I'm wondering if I should have the rest tested?
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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Most likely you're fine with plaster and lathe but it doesn't hurt to check. You could get the pros in there to test or you can do it yourself.
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you cannot DIY asbestos abatement. If you suspect it you need to call in a pro that specializes in this type of work
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This has come up before

In reality, every homeowner has the legal right to remove asbestos from their homes, as no federal abatement regulations are extended to homeowners. Only owners of commercial and public buildings are required to hire an asbestos abatement professional.
This may vary by state & local laws

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Old 04-16-2010, 08:48 AM   #5
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Where are you located? Here in NJ I just googled 'asbestos testing NJ' and found a local company. They told me how to collect a sample, I mailed it to them along with a check, and they sent me a report within a week. Easy.

Even if you can legally remove asbestos from your home yourself (assuming you have any), that doesn't mean it's wise to do so. Let pros handle any abatement.
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