Do you need professional testing for popcorn ceiling asbestos in Canada? If so, contact Asbestos Environmental of Canada. Our experienced professionals can safely and quickly test your popcorn ceiling for asbestos and give you accurate test results that you can trust.
DIY popcorn ceiling asbestos testing is strongly discouraged, as only a qualified professional should perform this task. Of course, there are DIY asbestos testing kits that you can purchase at your local hardware store. These kits usually contain a pair of plastic or rubber gloves and a respirator mask. Still, there are other tools and materials that you will need.
How to Test a Popcorn Ceiling for Asbestos in Canada
When testing your popcorn ceiling for asbestos in Canada, you first want to mist the small area that you will be testing with warm water. Be sure to give your popcorn ceiling a few minutes to soak in the moisture before collecting a sample.
Next, you'll only need to produce about a tablespoon of your popcorn ceiling for laboratory testing. Using a plastic sandwich bag, hold the bag right up to the part of the roof that you will scrape and place the scraping blade between the opening in the sandwich bag and the ceiling. With one clean stroke, swipe your clean blade across the moistened swath of ceiling, allowing the sample to drop directly into the open sandwich bag below.
You'll want to be sure to wipe your bag off with a damp cloth after you finished. Be sure to label your bag with printed labels or a dry erase black marker, labeling for time, date, and the part of the home that the sample was collected. When wiping the bag with a damp cloth or paper towel, you'll want to be sure to lay it flat on a dry paper towel, wipe one side, flip the bag, and wipe the other side.
What to Do if My Popcorn Ceiling Tests Positive for Asbestos?
It is vitally important to the health of your home's occupants that you test your popcorn ceiling for asbestos in Canada prior to moving forward with tearing out your popcorn ceiling texture.
At this point, you may be wondering, "what happens if I have my popcorn ceiling tested for asbestos, and it comes back positive?" Do not touch the popcorn ceiling anymore, as doing so may lead to the release of toxic microscopic asbestos fibers. Just a little bit of dust in the lungs can be lethal! You will need to call in a professional, as an elaborate process is required to remove popcorn ceiling with asbestos.
If you are not qualified to remove asbestos-contaminated popcorn ceiling on your own, you will likely make the problem worse, even if you think that you know what you are doing! Instead of risking your life, contact an established, highly rated professional such as Asbestos Environmental of Canada. If your popcorn ceiling tests positive for asbestos, we'll advise you on what to do next.Popcorn Ceiling Asbestos Canada