The best way to remove this type flooring is with an electric iron
(the type that you use to iron your clothes) to heat the tiles which
will liquify the old rubber based glue -- then lift them with a
spatula. This avoids breakage and aerosolizing the asbestos fibers.
Will ruin your iron, though.
Thanks for all your answers. As I said, the contractor already began
removal of the vinyl floor when i arrived there. It was so old that it
could not be taken out in chunks, it was chipped away in small 2"x2"
pieces. Afterward, he vacuumed the debris! What an idiot!! All that
does is spread the asbestos fibers even more because the fibers go
right thru the bag! Now i have to damp mop the entire place in order
to remove and possible asbestos. Remember it is only 3% asbestos from
a vinyl floor so it cant be that harmful.
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