02:34AM | 06/18/07
Member Since: 06/17/07
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Hi there,

My partner and I just bought our first house a couple of weeks ago (yet to move in) before we bought it a painter removed the textured ceiling in the hall way and three bed rooms, was no texture anywhere else in the house, he said he laid plastic on the walls and floors but there was quite a bit of white dust in the carpet and tons of it on all the services like window sills and above door frames, if you wipe your finger over some of the walls you get white powder on your fingers. I had four samples tested for asbestos three came back positive (two sills positive and one carpet samples positive the other carpet samples came back negative) the painter got in a bit of trouble over this and had to pay for asbestos cleaners to come in and for new carpet.

Asbestos cleaners came in two weeks ago spent a few hours vacuuming and wet wiping window sills, cupboards and whatever else they did, few days later they came back pulled the carpet up and gave the place another vacuum. I also paid them a little extra to remove the lino in the kitchen, they used wall paper steamers and a scraper, did three air test about 2 hours later. They were in for four hours they all came back clear, all under 0.01 f/ml, the fiber count (fibers/100 fields) one was 1.5 second was 1 and third was 0. the place was probably pretty damp from the steamers and the weather was cold outside, how accurate would the air samples be because of the high humidity? I went through the place after I got the results from the air samples and there were a few places the cleaners had missed, some of the walls still had white dust on them and they didn


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