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Atapi46 10-04-2005 07:44 PM

Just removed tile

I just spent the last 3 days removing some old ceramic tile from my basement floor. Now I just realized that they may contain asbestos since they seem pretty old. I had to chip some of them off and I probably contaminated my whole house now.

Is there anything I can do to decontaminate the house just in case? How dangerous was this one time exposure, if there was asbestos?


Floorwizard 10-05-2005 11:49 AM

If it's ceramic, then don't worry about it.
But if it's V.C.T. then it could.
But I wouldn't start planning the doctor's visit anytime soon.
Just try not to do it again.

rspainhower 10-05-2005 04:21 PM

Can you take a picture of the stuff and post it. Like flor said if it is actual ceramic tile or porcelian your fine.

Atapi46 10-06-2005 07:18 AM

Ok I'll take a picture when I get home today and post it. Reason I think it has asbestos is it was under this really ugly 70's carpet. I'm pretty sure if it doesnt have asbestos, the black mastic underneath it does. Should I attempt to remove the mastic? I was planning on applying some dry lok to keep out the moisture and then lay some dri core boards over it.

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