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    Hey,

    Recently I bought an old house. I plan to renovate it completely. But some of its portions contain asbestos. I plan to remove it myself. But when discussed with my friends, they suggested contacting an asbestos abatement service. Is there any need for that? Can’t we remove it ourselves with proper precautions?

    #754618
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Yes or no. Depending where you live. Asbestos removal should not be taken lightly.

    https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/protect-your-family-exposures-asbestos

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #754622
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Hey,

    Recently I bought an old house. I plan to renovate it completely. But some of its portions contain asbestos. I plan to remove it myself. But when discussed with my friends, they suggested contacting an asbestos abatement service. Is there any need for that? Can’t we remove it ourselves with proper precautions?

    proper precautions, depends on what types of Asbestos is there, Proper precautions consist of creating negative pressure areas, Heppa filters containment areas, protective gear, Masks with Heppa filters and then filing proper paperwork and finding a place to properly dispose of the material.

    Asbestos cannot be just put in a garbage can or dumpster. It needs to be packaged in containers or drums for disposal, labeled and documented.

    It is something best left to the pro’s. In the end if you do it wrong or cause yourself health problems, their cost is cheap. fines for improper paperwork or work can be huge.

    #754633
    Doobie
    Moderator

    New neighbors next door just went and abated the stucco ceilings in their living roor/dining room and two bedrooms in the circa 1970 house beside me before moving in. Cost over $15,000. Never knew that asbestos was used in stucco til now. They didn’t like the stucco ceiling look and it had been painted over years ago, so it likely added to the cost to remove it.

    I have an old linoleum tile floor in a bathroom I plan to reno. Sent away a sample a few weeks ago and still waiting for the results.

    I used these guys….

    https://order.lcslaboratory.com/

    Taxes in and shipping cost me just shy of $30 plus the postage to them to send in the required 2 grams of material they require in a bubble envelope.

    https://order.lcslaboratory.com/product/asbestos-test-variable/

    I think it’s a cheap price to pay to know whether there is asbestos in those 1970’s tiles which I strongly believe there is. They had asbestos in everything back then it seems.

    #754634
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Never knew that asbestos was used in stucco til now

    It was used a lot in siding in a mixture with cement.

    #754638

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I rethought and dropped my plan to remove it myself. I have contacted an asbestos abatement service nearby. And discussed the removal process. I hope that will be safer than removing it myself. They have a professional team well experienced in this field. So I think they will properly contain the material without causing asbestos fiber from spreading. Thus I can rest calm without thinking of the disposal process.

    #754759
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    New neighbors next door just went and abated the stucco ceilings in their living roor/dining room and two bedrooms in the circa 1970 house beside me before moving in. Cost over $15,000. Never knew that asbestos was used in stucco til now. They didn’t like the stucco ceiling look and it had been painted over years ago, so it likely added to the cost to remove it.

    That is alot of money to pay out. But is better to have it done right.

    I have an old linoleum tile floor in a bathroom I plan to reno. Sent away a sample a few weeks ago and still waiting for the results.

    I used these guys….

    https://order.lcslaboratory.com/

    Taxes in and shipping cost me just shy of $30 plus the postage to them to send in the required 2 grams of material they require in a bubble envelope.

    https://order.lcslaboratory.com/product/asbestos-test-variable/

    I think it’s a cheap price to pay to know whether there is asbestos in those 1970’s tiles which I strongly believe there is. They had asbestos in everything back then it seems.

    I agree it is cheap price to pay to know whether there is asbestos in you floor tiles. Also gives you piece of mind too.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #754812
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    New neighbors next door just went and abated the stucco ceilings in their living roor/dining room and two bedrooms in the circa 1970 house beside me before moving in. Cost over $15,000. Never knew that asbestos was used in stucco til now. They didn’t like the stucco ceiling look and it had been painted over years ago, so it likely added to the cost to remove it.

    I have an old linoleum tile floor in a bathroom I plan to reno. Sent away a sample a few weeks ago and still waiting for the results.

    I used these guys….

    https://order.lcslaboratory.com/

    Taxes in and shipping cost me just shy of $30 plus the postage to them to send in the required 2 grams of material they require in a bubble envelope.

    https://order.lcslaboratory.com/product/asbestos-test-variable/

    I think it’s a cheap price to pay to know whether there is asbestos in those 1970’s tiles which I strongly believe there is. They had asbestos in everything back then it seems.

    In a lot of cases it is less expensive to encapsulate the Asbestos than to remove it. In the case of a ceiling, adding a layer of drywall over the ceiling and finishing and painting that.

    Asbestos in place is not itself dangerous unless it is in a poor condition or disturbed. Encapsulating it many times is less expensive than removing it and keeps the fibers from becoming airborn.

    #754814
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Encapsulating it many times is less expensive than removing it and keeps the fibers from becoming airborn.

    …and also must be disclosed if you put the place on the market.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

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