HVAC fooling with asbestos
Thanks for the info. I did not know that paper wrap was asbestos until someone construction person told me and a HVAC guy told me not to worry about it, - he even riped a piece of it in front of me. He said they'll remove it when ductwork is being replaced. Also - can a floor tile be asbestos? I mean when I bought this house I bought it "as is" and I wasn't informed about asbestos and I remember I asked about asbestos and the previous owner told me "not that I know of". So there's one room with carpet which I removed and exposed some plastic looking grey floor tile which chipped while removing the carpet and the carpet nails. I wonder if that floor tile could be asbestos?
Re: HVAC fooling with asbestos
yes, alot of floor tiles have asbestos in them. however, floor tiles are one of the safest forms of asbestos. because they are so dense, the asbestos never separates from the other tile material and becomes airborne. unless you are going to do something stupid like sand the tiles, i wouldn't worry about it. you should be MUCH more concerned about the contractor who says they are going to remove the asbestos from your ducts. from the info you posted, it doesn't sound like they are going to do it safely. like other posters said, the best thing to do is leave it alone. however, since it sounds like you are having the ducts replaced due to construction, leaving it alone does not to appear to be an option. find a licensed asbestos abatement contractor to remove it.
Originally posted by enigma
Also - can a floor tile be asbestos?