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Gaurick 02-01-2009 11:13 AM

Asbestos
 
I've been doing some research about a house I recently acquired. I don't totally trust the details given to me, so I want to look into it on my own. The house was built in 1926 (all sources say), and I was wondering how common it might have been to put Asbestos in wall plaster at that time in a place like Southern California.

inspectorD 02-01-2009 12:44 PM

Well
 
It could be there, you will never know unless it is tested.This is the only way to know for sure.:(

Gaurick 02-01-2009 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inspectorD (Post 27369)
It could be there, you will never know unless it is tested.This is the only way to know for sure.:(

Well, that's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the answer!

Eric 02-19-2009 02:37 PM

does anyone know of good testing companies for popcorn ceilings that might contain Asbestos?

inspectorD 02-19-2009 02:59 PM

Hmm
 
Your local area health department will have some contacts. They are sometimes also able to test it for you., other than that ask around where you live.

jdougn 02-20-2009 07:34 AM

The metro area that I work in is pretty particular about dealing with asbestos. Most of the time the best solution is to leave it in place and cover it with a new product. On Eric's ceiling, they would suggest just installing new drywall and leaving the existing ceiling in place.
hth, Doug

inspectorD 02-20-2009 02:27 PM

Well
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jdougn (Post 27983)
The metro area that I work in is pretty particular about dealing with asbestos. Most of the time the best solution is to leave it in place and cover it with a new product. On Eric's ceiling, they would suggest just installing new drywall and leaving the existing ceiling in place.
hth, Doug

This is a bad idea, sorry. But when the next guy comes along and removes the ceiling they have no clue that there is asbestos buried underneath. ALL that dust just goes into the air and continues to stay in the home until it is all evacuated. Either by your lungs or someone else's. The particulates are so small, they go right through a vacuum bag, and back into the air.
My advice, just accept it for what it is and get rid of it.Then you sleep at night, and worry about the next thing like asbestos.:eek:


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