COMMUNITY FORUM

enggal

02:34PM | 03/03/07
Member Since: 03/02/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Asbestos tile. Help! When we moved into our old house (built 1964) six years ago within the first couple of weeks we had a big leak in the middle of the living room floor, the plumbers came and drilled up a good 4 sq feet of the floor, through the asbestos tile leaving dust everywhere for weeks. After they left my husband scraped up the rest of the tile and then put in Pergo type flooring. I never thought twice about it at the time, we were busy , we have four children and the smallest one was a baby then. It was only last week when he was ripping out the old carpet from our bedroom and there was broken asbestos tile underneath it that I thought about it. How much damage have we done our children's lungs from this asbestos from the initial tearing up of the floor 5+ years ago? We have been living here the whole time, in almost every day. Is there anything that can be done about it. The exposed tile we have now will soon be covered in flooring but how much of a panic should I be in?

Please help!!

Tileguybob

04:55PM | 03/03/07
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
Asbestos fibers only become dangerous when they are floating in the air, dry scraping a floor will put them airborn and the drilling sure could have. Any circular motions such as a drill or a circular saw cut will throw the fibers into the air as well as a sanding motion. Sweeping up debris will cause some to get into the air along with the other dust but not enough to pose a serious hazard, although if I were doing the sweeping I would have a good mask on as a safety precaution, none inhaled is better than some inhaled. The broken ones under the rug will be more a problem of proper disposal than a health hazard. Google the Resilient Floor Covering Institute I think its www.rfci.com and look for their downloadable booklet on recommended work practices for removal of resilient floor coverings. It may answer some of your concerns.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2