I want to collect additional samples of an acoustic ceiling for the purpose of having it checked for asbestos. The previous test came back negative but I'm paranoid =)
The procedure as per instructions on my prior collection kit was:
- Spray water (light soap/water mix) while collecting sample.
- Double bag the sample.
What I'm confused on is:
- What are the best areas in the ceiling to take a sample?
- How large of a sample could I be collecting? The test is supposed to be able to detect 1% asbestos by volume.
- How do I patch/seal the area where I took the sample?
Any thoughts? The ceiling is in great condition so far with no cracks or significant abrasions so I want to keep it that way (especially if there is asbestos).