02:57PM | 10/23/06
Member Since: 10/22/06
1 lifetime posts
I have never posted to this site before, but would appreciate any help people would be willing to offer.

Below is an email I sent out regarding a job taking place in my new apartment.

here it is:

Last month I moved into a two-story greystone in Chicago, and I imagine the

building is at least 50 years old. My landlord decided to remove the forced

heat radiators and install central. As you may know this involves taking out

all of the radiators and mainly doing a lot of cutting away of the floors.

What I am concerned about is when they went into my closet, the cut a whole

leading from the basement, through my closet and into the apartment upstairs,

leaving a lot of black dust behind. I am wondering if when they cut through

the floor dividing the two floors, they irritated possible asbestos.

I know nothing of home maintenence and would probably believe most of what the

guys who are doing this would tell me. By the way, the guys who are doing this

don't seem to be the most professional of the lot, as no tarps or protection of

any sort was provided. Today, I asked one of the men if there was asbestos in

the building and he said probably, but from what he could tell he didn't see

any since they have been working. He said, "trust me, I would know." While I

don't doubt that, is he understating the problem, if there is one?

Thank you for reading this far. Any suggestions regarding this would be greatly

appreciated, especially regarding best way to clean the dust up and reduce

particles in the air.

Thank you very much.



08:58AM | 11/18/06
Member Since: 12/28/04
48 lifetime posts
Call OSHA (under US Govt in phone book) and they'll come check it out for you.


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