The Dangers Of Asbestos Floor Tiles

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Asbestos Based Floor Tiles

Asbestos floor tiles – a small fiber used in construction and plumbing materials can cause health problems, including asthma, lung cancer. If remodeling an older home, it is important to be tested for asbestos before any home renovation project.

To remove asbestos floor tiles yourself, you must invest in safety equipment to protect you and those who work with you. Because asbestos move undetected through the air, creating a closed circumference is important to contain asbestos fibers. Buy heavy plastic sheeting to create a work perimeter. Hang plastic from doorways and cover windows and impact wall cutouts. Use a utility knife to cut a hole in the plastic into the space. Use a piece of masking tape to keep the opening closed.

Limit the number of people who can enter the perimeter. Do not make unnecessary trips from the area until the plates have been removed. Wear protective clothing such as a hazmat suit or work clothes that can be immediately disposed of, glasses and boots. Rent a respirator so that you can work without breathing in asbestos fibers. Tools needed to remove asbestos floor tiles include disposable dry wipes, water, hammers, and putty, scouring pads, dish soap and heavy plastic garbage bags.

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