Asbestos Do’s and Don’ts

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Do’s

  • Do keep activities to a minimum in any areas having damaged material that may contain asbestos.
  • Do be careful to avoid contact with harmful asbestos material
  • Do have removal and major repair done by people trained and qualified in handling asbestos. It is highly recommended that sampling and minor repair also be done by asbestos professionals.
  • Do check with the health or environmental safety officials in your municipality before discarding any small objects containing asbestos, such as stove-top pads or ironing board covers, to find out the safest way to handle and properly and safely dispose of them.

Don’ts

  • Don’t dust, sweep, or vacuum debris that may contain asbestos.
  • Don’t saw, sand, scrape, or drill holes in asbestos materials.
  • Don’t use brushes or abrasive pads on your power stripper in hopes of stripping an asbestos floor.
  • Don’t sand or try to level asbestos flooring or its backing. Install a new floor covering instead.
  • Don’t track material that could contain asbestos through the house. If you cannot avoid walking through the area, have it cleaned with a wet mop. If the material is from a damaged area, or if a large area must be cleaned, call an asbestos professional.

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