05:26PM | 03/09/05
Member Since: 03/08/05
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I'm ripping up old carpet in my basement and a small percentage of the old tile under the carpet is coming up with the carpet. I had the tile tested and it tested for 2% asbestos content. What tile sticks I plan on leaving in place. Was wondering how to deal with the small bit tile that is coming up, especially given the low asbestos content. Should I be concerned? And if so, what precautions should I take when removing the carpet? Thanks. The house was built in 1962. I have no idea how long the tile has been down.


12:42PM | 03/14/05
Member Since: 02/17/05
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While you are permitted to remove asbestos from your own home without legal restrictions, once it leaves the house it may be a different matter. States recommend that non-friable (not easily broken) asbestos go to a specially designated landfill and be declared during disposal as non-friable asbestos. It is also supposed to be disposed of "wet" and in a sealed container (6 mil bags sealed with duct tape work well). In other words, it isn't supposed to just get put out with the rest of the household trash. For safety sake, keep it wet while removing it and try not to break it anymore than possible.

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