Asbestos Removal

Removing Tile, Linoleum and Transite Siding

Removal of Asbestos Containing Floor Tile and Linoleum

  • Obtain a permit from Air Quality, and keep it posted on the work site at all times.
  • Thoroughly wet the floor covering prior to removal operations.
  • Keep floor covering wet during removal.
  • Remove tiles in whole pieces, or linoleum in large sections. (minimal breakage is allowed).
  • Place wet material in 6-mil poly bags, or wrap in 6-mil poly sheeting immediately after removal. Seal bags or sheets with duct tape. Contained material should not leak.
  • Transport material to landfill as soon as possible to keep floor covering from becoming dry. The landfill will need to keep one copy of your permit for their disposal records.
  • DO NOT remove floor covering in a dry manner.
  • DO NOT allow floor material to remain uncontained, or to dry out at any time.
  • DO NOT allow contained floor material to poke or tear wholes in the 6-mil poly bags or sheets.
  • Please call (828)250-6777 for additional information on removal of asbestos floor coverings, or for other asbestos material removal information.

Removal of Asbestos Containing Transite Siding

  • Obtain a permit from the Air Quality Agency.
  • Use a hose or garden sprayer to keep shingles wet at all times during removal.
  • Remove shingles in whole pieces by cutting nail heads, or pulling nails from house.
  • Begin at the top of the house, and work across the rows, and then down to the bottom.
  • Spread 6-mil poly sheeting along ground at base of house to catch any pieces that may break during removal.
  • Gently lower shingles to ground in whole pieces.
  • Keeping shingles wet, stack them and wrap them in 6-mil poly (wrapped shingles may be placed in corrugated boxes for ease of handling.)
  • Clean up area around house to collect pieces not contained on the poly sheeting.
  • Deliver shingles to the County landfill, along with a copy of removal permit.
  • DO NOT break the shingles off the house by pounding on them with a hammer or crowbar.
  • DO NOT place shingles loose in the back of a pickup or dump truck.
  • DO NOT leave pieces of shingles on the ground after removal.
  • Please call (828)250-6777 for additional information on removal of asbestos floor coverings, or for other asbestos material removal information.