Fiberglass Test Kits for Home or Office
Save money and get professional-quality results with this do-it-yourself fiberglass test kit. Includes everything you need to identify fiberglass fibers in the home.
Availability: Ships out within 2 - 3 business days.
Description of Fiberglass Test Kits (FITK)
Fiberglass fragments, particles and dust from sources such as exposed insulation or HVAC ducts can potentially enter your indoor air and cause respiratory issues and other serious health problems. The Fiberglass Test Kit (FITK) includes everything you need, including a full professional AIHA Accredited Lab Analysis, to identify fiberglass fibers and fragments (fibrous glass, or glasswool) in the home or office. It only takes one person to implement this test and requires no special training.
Fiberglass Test Kits (FITK) are ideal for someone who...
- Wants to find out if fiberglass is found in their home or office.
- Has allergic reactions such as asthma, headaches, coughing, eye irritation, sneezing, lethargy, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, dizziness, respiratory irritation, or tight chest and would like to find the cause.
- Is moving into a new home or apartment and needs to find out the indoor environmental conditions.
- Is a Homeowner, Real Estate Professional, Insurance Claim Adjuster, Industrial Hygienist, HVAC Engineer, Building Manager, Facility Manager, Facility Operator, Architect, Government Official, Engineer, Building Maintenance Supervisor, Test and Balance Professional, School and Plant Operator, Educator, Hospital Engineer, Physician.
- Wants an accurate fiberglass fiber count that is compared to industry guidelines (expressed in fiber count on a scotch tape prep slide).
- The materials identified and measured in your customized lab report includes:
- Fiberglass fibers
- Description of other media found on the scotch tape prep slide
- Includes sample collection device
- Complete instructions with chain of custody
- Includes AIHA Accredited Lab Analysis for Fiberglass
- Free Fiberglass fact sheet
- Comprehensive, easy-to-understand report
About Fiberglass: Fiberglass is mostly used as insulation material. It is listed as an irritant, causing potentially serious harmful health issues. Fiberglass can make its way into indoor air through holes in air ducts, exposed insulation in the ceilings or walls, or from a deteriorated liner within the air handler unit. Fiberglass particulate (particles) in the air will eventually fall to a surface, usually collecting as a shiny looking dust.
The Fiberglass Screen Check is ideal for identifying fiberglass fibers and other synthetic and man-made fibers that have collected in various surface locations of the home or workplace by utilizing a revolutionary sample collection device called the Bio-Scan400. The Bio-Scan400 is a very effective tool in providing accurate, detailed analysis of the air we breathe and the pollutants that may be present.
How do I perform the test?
- Remove plastic case containing Bio-Scan400 from enclosed envelope and open tamper resistant seal using scissors. (see Picture A below).
- Remove the Bio-Scan400 from the plastic case.
- Select an area of concern (ex: desk, wall, etc) for a Bio-Scan400 surface sample.
- Hold the left side of the Bio-Scan400 and peel the white backing paper to expose the adhesive side of the red grid area (see Picture C below). Important: do not touch the adhesive side of the red grid.
- Gently place the sticky side of the red grid against the surface you wish to test (see Picture D below).
- Gently reseal the Bio-Scan400 back onto the white backing paper (see Picture E below).
- Place the Bio-Scan500 sample back in the case and complete the Chain of Custody form, filling out all information. Be sure to record the sample location and the surface the sample was collected from.
- Place Bio-Scan400 sample and Chain of Custody form in the envelope provided
- Expect the lab report results mailed back to you from the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDL) in 3-5 business days. You may also make a special request to receive the lab report via fax as well. This report will help define the environmental conditions as they existed during your sampling.
Understanding the lab report:
All EDL (Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory) reports are prepared with a glossary describing each term. If you have any trouble understanding the data in the report, you are given a toll-free number to contact a specialist who will help you understand your results for free. Your report includes guidelines you can use to see if you have a low, significant, or high count of fiberglass seen per high power field (slide), indicating the amount of risk.
Please note: The report furnishes information only and is not intended to be an interpretation of the results.
Expert Review: Courtesy of AllergyBuyersClub.com