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A sample can be collected from any location in the attic. If variations in the appearance of the insulation are present then each different area of insulation should be sampled.

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Tapelift Analysis

Sampling- Step by Step

Tapelift

Equipment:

The following equipment is required

1. 3M Brand Magic Tape, standard (not removable), 3/4 inch wide

2. Sandwich or snack size sealable plastic bags (ie “Ziplock”)

3. Notepad

4. Pen and pencil


 

 

Sample Site Selection:

The sample site should be selected based on the following criteria

1. Sample the site where the problem was first noticed

2. Sample the surface of concern

3. Sample a surface that has been collecting particles over the history of the problem

4. Sample a surface that is cleaned on a weekly or monthly basis

5. Carefully document the location of the sample, the time, and date of sampling

6. Collect at least three samples from the homologous location. In a home that may three different rooms. In an office or industrial area they would all be from the same shop or office.

Equipment:

The following equipment is required

1. 3M Brand Magic Tape, standard (not removable), 3/4 inch wide

2. Sandwich or snack size sealable plastic bags (ie “Ziplock”)

3. Notepad

4. Pen and pencil

 

Sample Site Selection:

The sample site should be selected based on the following criteria

1. Sample the site where the problem was first noticed

2. Sample the surface of concern

3. Sample a surface that has been collecting particles over the history of the problem

4. Sample a surface that is cleaned on a weekly or monthly basis

5. Carefully document the location of the sample, the time, and date of sampling

6. Collect at least three samples from the homologous location. In a home that may three different rooms. In an office or industrial area they would all be from the same shop or office.

Collecting the Samples:

5. Place a note in the bag with the sample that identifies the sample location, date, time, and the name of the person taking the sample, then seal the bag.

6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for the next two samples of this set, placing each sample in its own bag with its own identifying note before moving to the next home or the next office or shop.