The Project File: Cook County Tile Removal
Our asbestos removal team was called to a Cook County residence after they suspected they might have asbestos in their home. We performed an inspection and collected air samples when those came back positive for asbestos, the homeowners trusted us to remove the fibers from their property.
The Asbestos Removal Process
Our asbestos removal process isn’t complicated and it’s very safe. The first step we take in safety is ensuring the area is sealed off from the rest of the house with 6mm plastic sheeting. We also shut off the HVAC system to prevent contamination to the rest of the home during the removal process.
We’ll install a HEPA exhaust system, to help create negative pressure from inside the work area. The exhaust system is vented outside through a sealed window opening. Once the room is sealed and vented, our team is dressed in protective gear and begins the process of carefully removing the tile and adhesive from the floor.
In the second picture below, you can see the tile before the Mastic removal. Mastic is not water-resistant and will dissolve and disintegrate when it comes in contact with water. We soak several cloths in water and lay them over the mastic if there is excess after the tiles have been removed.
To safely remove the asbestos from the worksite and the home, we wrap the removal waste in double sealed 6mm polyurethane bags and place them in 55 gallons sealed fiber drums, complying with all Federal, state, and local rules and regulations. Once the waste is properly sealed in the drums, we HEPA vacuum and clean the floor with amended water.
About Asbestos Project Management
Asbestos Project Management is a Chicagoland area asbestos removal company that is committed to maintaining the highest safety standards for removing asbestos.
Before each asbestos removal project, we ensure the proper permits are in place and all of the required inspections have taken place. Our team puts safety first, for both our clients and our staff.
If you believe you have asbestos in your home, contact us today for an inspection and quote to have it safely removed and disposed of.Back To Blog