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03-19-04, 07:27 PM   #1  
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safety in removing drywall in bathroom

Hello. I've got a split level home built in the 1950's that was fairly common throughout the midwest (suburb of Chicago to be more specific). Does anybody have any idea if there are real dangers in removing drywall/sheetrock in such bathrooms for fear of bad stuff like asbestos/mold flying through the air? This would be a basement bathroom with standing shower room with really outdated sheet-style small tile on it. Need to know if someone has already done some investigating on such stuff and has gotten either a generalized answer, or even a real specific one. Thanks.

 
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03-20-04, 06:32 AM   #2  
Unless you take some samples for testing, there's no way to know if you have any hazards to worry about. Since demolition is always a dusty job, wear a dust mask and use a shop vac instead of a broom to keep things clean.

 
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03-20-04, 03:01 PM   #3  
No asbestos to worry about in sheetrock. Doubtful about mold.

 
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03-21-04, 08:03 PM   #4  
Only general things that would come to mind would be if there were popcorn ceilings, might contain asbestos, same with some of the old insulation. Mold is doubtful unless there was a prolonged water leak.

 
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03-24-04, 05:42 PM   #5  
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thanks for the replies.

 
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