The Project File: Removing Asbestos Tile from Chicago Condo
Much of our work at the leading Chicago area asbestos removal company is centered around abatement of asbestos tile from the basements of homes built from the 1930s to early 1980s.
However, we occasionally receive inquiries from condo owners in multi-level buildings who also discover their home was constructed using materials containing asbestos. We received one such call from a Chicago condo owner who suspected the tile throughout the unit contained asbestos. Unfortunately, those suspicions turned out to be true.
After confirming the existence of asbestos in the condo’s tile, we took steps right away to begin the asbestos removal process. That process includes:
- Closed off the entire unit with 6mmplastic to prevent contamination to other units
- Covered the walls of the unit with 6 mm plastic to prevent asbestos particles from contaminating those surfaces
- Installed a HEPA exhaust system, creating negative pressure from inside the condo. This exhaust system was vented to outside the home through a living room window
- Suited up in protective and began the process of methodically removing the tile from the concrete subfloor using the wet gross removal method.
- Placed all the tiles in wrapped and sealed in double 6mm polyurethane bags. Those bags were then placed in 55-gallon sealed fiber drums.
- HEPA vacuumed and wet wiped the entire subfloor floor using amended water.
- Hauled and disposed of the waste in complete compliance with all Federal, State and local rules and regulations.
- Air sampling was completed by an I.D.P.H. licensed air sampling professional and air samples were analyzed by an independent laboratory.
To view photos of this condo asbestos abatement process, click through our photo gallery below.
About Asbestos Project Management
Asbestos Project Management is committed to maintaining the highest levels of education and certification for the safe removal of asbestos from both residential and commercial properties.
We always adhere strictly to industry, government and safety standards.
Throughout each asbestos removal project, we ensure the proper permits are secured and any required inspections take place. We put safety first – both for our employees and our clients.
If you suspect that you may have asbestos in your home, contact us today for an inspection and no obligation quote to have it safely removed.
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