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Does this look like asbestos ceiling tile?


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Old 05-29-17, 11:15 PM
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Does this look like asbestos ceiling tile?

I know that the only true way to tell is to have it tested. The test is in the mail. I am here to try and see how much I need to worry about being a jackass and not thinking of this BEFORE I took the damn ceiling down. They are 12x12 interlocking tiles that were stapled to a wooden framework. They look and feel like cardboard type material. There is no manufacturer name and the date is unknown also. It's definitely older. House was built in the 50's so somewhere b/t then and the 1990's. Not very helpful I know. But has anyone seen tiles like these and know if what they had was or was not asbestos?

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Old 05-30-17, 12:17 AM
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Looks like cellulose not asbestos.... but only the test can confirm.

There is nothing inherently dangerous with asbestos. The problem is the fibers become airborne when disturbed, get breathed in and lodged in the lungs.

If you had wet the material down when removing it and wore a mask.... you'll have no issues.
 
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Old 05-30-17, 04:44 AM
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.... and for most folks, a once or twice exposure event won't pose any health issues. The majority of folks with health issues from asbestos had occupational or otherwise long term exposure. The odds are you are ok and won't suffer any ill effects from tearing the ceiling out - if it contains asbestos.
 
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Old 05-30-17, 08:25 AM
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But if you ask then here comes the expensive abatement procedures to determine if it is.
 
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Old 05-30-17, 02:00 PM
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Yeah, I realize that now ... Both of those things are what i DIDN'T do. Plus my dogs were down there while I was doing it and I am losing my mind with anxiety over it.
 
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Old 05-30-17, 03:12 PM
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You know the old saying "don't cry over spilt milk" What's done is done, nothing you can do about it now other than to learn going forward. You and your pets are probably ok, no sense in looking for trouble
 
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What did you find out?

We have similar tiles in our basement. What did they turn out to be??? We also have 50ís home
 
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Old 05-03-19, 08:38 PM
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only the test can confirm.
Doesn't matter what his turned out to be... doesn't matter if they look similar or are from the same decade because only a test can tell you what is in YOUR product.
 
 

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