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What if my house has asbestos siding?
Last Updated: 15th May, 2020
- Place 6-mil plastic sheeting on the ground around the house to catch any debris.
- Wear a properly fitted respirator that's approved for asbestos (HEPA filter, colored coded purple).
- Wear disposable coveralls with hood, rubber gloves, goggles, and rubber boots.
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Also asked, is asbestos siding on a house dangerous?
Asbestos siding can be very dangerous if handled improperly. Asbestos is only dangerous when cut, sawn, or broken into small enough pieces so that asbestos fibers are sent into the air. If asbestos remains intact in siding, insulation, popcorn ceilings, or other materials it poses no risk and is not dangerous.
Beside above, how do I know if my house has asbestos siding? Recognizing Siding with Asbestos Look for a siding that is made to look like roof shingles. It is generally very brittle, and the back may be black and have the appearance of tar paper. The siding may also contain asbestos if it is old with a wood-grain texture to resemble cedar.
Also to know is, what do you do if you have asbestos siding?
Do not bring asbestos contaminated clothing, boots, or tools inside your home. Post warning signs and keep other people well away from the area while working. Keep all windows and doors to the house closed during removal. Wet the asbestos siding and removed debris down with water before and during removal.
Does asbestos siding need to be removed?
Asbestos siding never needs to be removed simply because it is asbestos. As long as the siding remains intact, it can stay. In fact, you may be able to install new siding on top of the asbestos siding—no removal necessary.