HOW ARE MATERIALS TESTED FOR ASBESTOS CONTENT?

Most residential asbestos tests are conducted by gathering several small samples of the material for processing at an off-site laboratory.

Materials containing >1% asbestos content are considered asbestos-containing materials and must be treated in accordance with the government regulations when disturbed.

SAMPLE LIST OF POSSIBLE ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS

Asbestos Testing

  • Cement Pipes Elevator Brake Shoes
  • Cement Wallboard HVAC Duct Insulation
  • Cement Siding Boiler Insulation
  • Asphalt Floor Tile Breaching Insulation
  • Vinyl Floor Tile Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connections
  • Vinyl Sheet Flooring Cooling Towers
  • Flooring Backing Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell, block, etc.)
  • Construction Mastics (floor tile, carpet, ceiling tile, etc.) Heating and Electrical Ducts
  • Acoustical Plaster Electrical Panel Partitions
  • Decorative Plaster Electrical Cloth
  • Textured Paints/Coatings Electric Wiring Insulation
  • Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels Chalkboards
  • Spray-Applied Insulation Roofing Shingles
  • Blown-in Insulation Roofing Felt
  • Fireproofing Materials Base Flashing
  • Taping Compounds (thermal) Thermal Paper Products
  • Packing Materials (for wall/floor penetrations) Fire Doors
  • High Temperature Gaskets Caulking/Putties
  • Laboratory Hoods/Table Tops Adhesives
  • Laboratory Gloves Wallboard
  • Fire Blankets Joint Compounds
  • Fire Curtains Vinyl Wall Coverings
  • Elevator Equipment Panels Spackling Compounds