Asbestos Tiles in basement

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Old 08-30-15, 01:50 PM
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Asbestos Tiles in basement

If I have asbestos tiles in the basement or the possibility, and the tiles are lifting off on there own due to age and water, will lifting them off endanger me or my family. I can literally just take them up. Photos attached. Thanks.Name:  Basement floor are these asbestos tiles.jpg
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Old 08-30-15, 02:01 PM
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Unless they are friable (are becoming dust) they are not dangerous. The adhesive MAY have more asbestos than the tile. If it needs to come up, you can scrape it, just keep it damp while scraping.
 
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Ya, as long as there isn't dust to get airborne for you to breathe the danger is minimal. 40+ yrs ago I sprayed a good bit of asbestos texture along with applying lead based paint and my lungs are good ..... but it was all wet when applied As long as you keep it damp during the removal process, bag up the debris and mop when done - you and yours should be fine.

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THanks so much for the info, I wasn't sure if they are asbestos, and they have been peeling up when I mop. Appreciate the input.
 
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THanks for the info, occasionally when mopping they just come up, so if they are wet were ok.
 
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Those are asphalt tiles which contain asbestos, but they are not dangerous unless you grind/sand them and breathe the dust. Even then there's controversy on how many years it might take to affect you. But why take chances?

What's the plan after you remove these old tiles?

Jaz
 
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