I'm going to change ceiling in dining room. My contractor made asbestos test. The result showed YES - 1% Chrysotile on texture. My question is: if this 1% is safe to start the job, or I need to hire asbestos abatement company to remove asbestos first?
By "law" you must remove asbestos according to CA standards and by a professional company..if a floor tile it can be covered over if not disturbed but ceiling forget it ...expect several thousand to remove...and if any contractor does it they are a idiot as they endanger their help as well as their employess and should be reported asap...theres no law saying you cant do it but only if you dont care about your health obviously.
There is far too much fuss made over asbestos.
Not nearly as bad as most people make out.
Long as it is not airborne, there is very, very little risk.
Just find another contractor to board over the ceiling as is.
Par-Tek Construction Services Inc.
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