My basement has very old asbestos ceiling tiles. Other than calling in a
company to remove them what other options do I have? Removal won't be a
problem as I can air the basement out fairly well. I have removed several
tiles so far for various reasons and the just pop out in one piece because
the nails are barely holding them in. My intent is to wear a mask, soak
them with a sprayed on solution of Palmalive and water (per the advice of
our duct cleaner) and pop them off. This is where I get stumped. Should
there be any particles can I use a common shop vac to clean it up and where
can I dispose of the tiles? I just have a hard time paying nearly $800 to
have these things removed when I can do it on a Saturday afternoon myself.
1st American Mortgage
2083 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
203-386-1111 ext. 36
call up the EPA (environmental Protection Agency) in your state and ask
them what is the fine for not following the rules for removing asbestos
material from your home... the fine might be higher than the cost of
getting it done correctly.... and you dont have to do it........
a lawyer was taking up asbestos tile in his office when renovating it...
EPA walked in on him and closed the place down and he was arrested and
charged(the state EPA agents).
Two completely differant situations!
Most areas allow home owners to remove asbestos from their homes. Removing
it from a bussiness requires a professional abatement company to come in.
I would check with you local building inspector. He should be able to tell
you what is the proper method for removal in your area.
If it was me I would just soak them down, bag them, and put them out with
the trash. At least in this area it is legal to do so.
Sounds like me and my on going basement remodel. Tore out walls, sheetrock,
studs, tons of debris. All went out into a pile along the house. Every
garbage can that went out had a bunch of it. Never took a bit of it to the
dump, just pecked away at it!
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