How to Walk On Asbestos Floor Tiles

Jul 6th

Asbestos floor tiles – Contractors and manufacturers use asbestos as an ingredient in a wide range of materials for the building before it was known that asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems such as lung cancer. Floor tiles installed prior to 1981 is likely also asbestos fibers, sometimes at concentrations as high as 70 percent of the total weight of the product. While building owners may want to consider removing or covering asbestos tiles, the floor is not harmful to people, unless it is damaged and releases fibers into the air.

Walk normally asbestos floor tiles that show no signs of damage. Avoid when he rounded the corner of tiles or acting in a manner that could damage the floor. Take prudent steps to asbestos flooring with minor damage, such as cracks or broken edges. Stay away from damaged tiles in order to prevent further deterioration of the floor.

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Plan your steps very carefully on floors with heavily damaged asbestos floor tiles, especially if the damage to the tile flaking or crumbling caused to dust. Sticking to share unbroken tile if present. Lift your feet completely off the ground and place them back down to avoid as evenly as possible, kicking up dust and fibers. Avoid breathing dust and fibers with a cloth over your mouth and wearing a face mask designed to protect against particles.

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