The basic steps to collecting a bulk sample are:

  1. Use personal protective equipment (i.e. dust mask, protective glasses, and gloves).
  2. Collect the material, put it in a Ziploc bag and seal.
  3. Label the Ziploc bag. (ex: “A1 = living room ceiling – popcorn ceiling”).
  4. Place all Ziploc bags in one larger bag with your Chain of Custody form inside.

Get all the details on how to collect your own samples in our Asbestos Sampling Guide.