Chrysotile Asbestos

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Old 10-29-07, 09:43 AM
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Chrysotile Asbestos

I had an analysis done of the tile in the basement of the house I just purchased. The analysis identified that the tile is 10% Chrysotile asbestos. I plan to rip out the tile but I have no idea whether this percentage of asbestos is considered significant or not. The area with the tile is small (maybe 10 feet by 12 feet) so I was wondering if I could get a heavy duty mask that I could remove it myself. I'm sure hiring a professional will be expensive and may be unnecessary for such a small area.

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Old 10-29-07, 10:18 AM
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You really should not touch the tile yourself, unless you have experience, or training in removal of asbestos. Anything greater than 1% asbestos is considered a hazardous material and should to be removed by an expert. I oversee some asbestos removal projects in my line of work and it is not something a typical homeowner should attempt. Check around, you may find a contractor that is not as expensive as you think, just make sure they've got an asbestos abatement license.
 
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Thanks for the info. I appreciate it!

Now to find an asbestos removal expert in South Jersey...
 
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