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suggi1

07:06AM | 09/05/07
Member Since: 09/03/07
32 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Does anyone know whether asbestos fibers could be spread by vacuuming or mopping a rip in the linoleum I am pretty sure is asbestos and probably the mastic is as well. It is my post below and as I said it is on the stairs directly in front of the dehumidifier which worries me but hubby thinks it is fine lol. I really do not have anywhere else to put the dehumidifier on that level and it gets very humid down there -- do not want a mild problem.

Thanks.

scuttlebuttrp

04:11AM | 09/13/07
Member Since: 08/29/07
56 lifetime posts
I read an article in a floorcovering magazine about asbestos and floors. It pretty much said that the asbestos in a floor is locked in the material and not the same as the other stuff around like pipes and stuff that takes a special crew to remove. It went on to say that if you need to remove it or scuff it up to help something else adhere to it you should wet sand or wet scrape so if any fibers break loose, they won't spread throughout the house. I highly doubt you have any problems with what you have. Are you sure it's asbestos? It would have to be pretty old; 25-30 years.

suggi1

04:25AM | 09/13/07
Member Since: 09/03/07
32 lifetime posts
Thanks for answering. The house was built in the 1950's so that is why I was concerned. Perhaps we can use mastic to glue it down and where it is not adhered to the step on the end we can just mastic it together. Then maybe polyurethene it to seal it.

Should that do it??
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