Asbestos California

How Much Does It Cost To Remove Heating Duct Made Of...

New postby Barabara » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

How much does it cost to remove heating duct made of asbestos in California?

We are buying a house and we find out the heating ducts are made of asbestos material. There are about 25 feet of ducting . Anybody know how much would it coast us to remove via a reputable asbestos abatment company?
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New postby Rosalie » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

The removal of asbestos here in the midwest is an extremely expensive operation! I couldn't even begin to imagine what it will cost in CA! BTW, In Indiana, if there is asbestos in a home and a person is selling it, and the financing is FHA, the asbestos must be removed by the seller.

I would think that the cost of removing the asbestos would be a deal breaker, for sure!
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What year did they stop using asbestos in construction in...

New postby Barabara » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

What year did they stop using asbestos in construction in california?

My son works at our local mall and is exposed dailiy to some type of fire proofing material that was sprayed on all structural beams and columns. He works in the stock room and says that it gets knocked loose all the time and gets inhaled. the mall was built in 1977 / 1978. What can we do to find out what he has been inhaling.
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New postby Orpha » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

The EPA banned installation of asbestos spray-on fireproofing in 1973. It would be quite unlikely for a late 1970's building to have asbestos fireproofing, though not impossible.

There have been some cases of older products manufactured before the ban being kept around in a warehouse and then installed later.

If your son doesn't feel comfortable asking the facilities people at the mall whether the fireproofing has been tested (I would imagine that it probably has been at some point over the years since people have likely complained at one time or another), he could (for his own piece of mind) take a sample in a ziploc baggie and send it to a local asbestos lab (I'm sure there are plenty in California), cost should only be about $25 or so.
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ASBESTOS! what are the chances of a 1985 home in southern...

New postby Audra » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

ASBESTOS! what are the chances of a 1985 home in southern california having asbestos in the popcorn ceiling
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New postby Hulda » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

Built in 1985 NONE built in 75 or sooner yes 1985 no way
it has been out of the system for a # of years before
have fun removing it :]
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Can a California homeowner remove "popcorn...

New postby Marilou » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

Can a California homeowner remove "popcorn ceilings" containing asbestos themselves?

We will dispose of it properly, and will wear protective clothing. I don't want any problems when we sell in a few years. Also, the asbestos is listed on our contract. Can we take it off the contract if we remove the ceiling?
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New postby Kacie » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

Hire a pro. Asbestos removal is regulated by law and so is the disposal of asbestos. Don't even think about doing it yourself.
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What year was Asbestos banned for use in Popcorn ceilings...

New postby Jefferey » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

What year was Asbestos banned for use in Popcorn ceilings in California?

I've heard 1977 from some but 1979 from others. Does anyone know? Where can I find out this information?
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New postby Amiee » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

Go to the local health department they should have the info that u need
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In waht year was Asbestos banned in Popcorn ceilings in...

New postby Lorri » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

In waht year was Asbestos banned in Popcorn ceilings in California?

I've heard some say 1977 and others 1979. Where can I find out?
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New postby Ethyl » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

I always called them cottage cheese ceilings.

It was outlawed by the EPA in 1978.
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Do you think the Asbestos concentration in the Smoke in...

New postby Laveta » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

Do you think the Asbestos concentration in the Smoke in Southern California is enough to be carcinogenic? Do you think the Asbestos concentration in the Smoke in Southern California is enough to be carcinogenic?
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New postby Ouida » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

Since asbestos has not been used for years in buildings it is probably a relatively low amount. Although any airborne asbestos is bad and should be considered a hazard. Wear a mask, even the painters type as it will reduce the amount of dust and the larger particles that you breathe in.

I think that you'll have more danger from all the other toxins in the smoke more than the asbestos. There have to be quite a few in all those different materials that are being burnt. Personally I'd move upwind of all that.
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ASBESTOS! what are the chances of a 1985 home in southern...

New postby Gavin » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

ASBESTOS! what are the chances of a 1985 home in southern california having asbestos in the popcorn ceiling
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New postby Kandace » 29 Oct 2012, 15:21

The chances are slim, since the use of asbestos has been limited since the 70's
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