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laurai

05:04AM | 08/03/04
Member Since: 08/02/04
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We have old asbestos tile underneath our basement rug. It has been exposed to a lot of moisture & we want to remove the rug & tile in order to prime the concrete block. If we wear a respirator (not just a dust mask), cover all skin (gloves, long sleeves, etc.), and ventilate the area well afterward - is this reasonably safe to do??

Floorcraft

08:45AM | 08/04/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
I would hire a pro.

then again, I have 3 kids that are all young with young lungs.

Can you make absolutely sure that no fibers will escape and settle in ducts and be transported thru the rest of the house?

Can you be sure that ALL the fibers will be wiped away?

I am with the E.P.A. on this one.

Hire a pro.

Lots of people have done this kinda work themselves. It takes years for symptoms to show up. There may be very little danger. But to be able to sleep at night, I am not going to recommend asbestos tile removal as a DIY project.


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