Automated testing

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USA Many household items ctinaon asbestos. If you are going to have your home tested, hire a state certified environmental consulting firm, or a state certified firm that specializes in asbestos sampling and testing. The test sample size is small; they can find asbestos in a sample of material only one quarter of an inch in diameter. Usually, the inspector who comes to your home will identify possible asbestos-containing materials, such as old pipe and boiler insulation, old popcorn style textured plaster ceilings, even old plaster. Asbestos was used in the US until it was (for the most part) outlawed in 1980. Old steam pipe insulation, boiler insulation, certain plasters, siding, blown-in insulation and floor tile (especially 9 square) are all known to sometimes ctinaon asbestos. The inspector will take minimum two, maybe three samples of each type of suspect material and send them to a certified laboratory for analysis. The lab will send a report to the inspector, who will then inform you of the results. It can cost anywhere from $25 on up per sample, and takes about two weeks for results. If you are in a super hurry, and want the analysis performed in one or two days, the price can go up to $150 per sample. The inspector will probably also charge for a written report, which is well worth the hundred or two.