Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Asbestos Removal

The asbestos removal has started on the old house, so I thought I'd share a few pictures.

Tuesday, lining the walls to remove the ceiling, prep work.



Taken through a window and plastic on the inside - the workers. Note the ceiling behind the technician is already out of the house.


More wallboard removed - taken through the plastic lining. We couldn't go inside.


Air testing equipment, monitoring the asbestos in the air. There is also a shower set up for the workers to wash off before emerging from the enclosures.


Job Manager and state inspector, who checks before and after removal.



Air vented to the outside, wonder if the asbestos is being blown out into the neighborhood?

By Friday night all the asbestos and the exposed sheetrock, wood, etc., will be removed exposing almost all the interior walls and ceilings. 

Yesterday I contacted the gentleman who owns the property next to the house. He is interested in giving us a bid on the property. So next week, he will put together an offer to the church for the entire property. The Church Council meets on the 19th, so we hope to be able to provide them with this information for their decision on whether to proceed with our hope for a sober living facility, or whether to sell the property to take other action. 

Still moving along at a snail's pace. Thanks for all your good wishes.

Linda Kay

15 comments:

Mage said...

What a terrific mess this all is. Thanks for giving us a photo by photo vision of the adventure. Thanks too for all your great comments lately.

Tom said...

Things will soon speed up.

William Kendall said...

That is a lot of work.

Mike said...

I wouldn't worry to much about air borne asbestos. The people that need to worry are the people that work with it everyday. A causal encounter isn't much to worry about.

I remember when car brakes were made from asbestos. The mechanic would take the air hose and blow the asbestos dust out of the brake drum. I don't know how many times a mechanic did that to my car as I stood there and watched. Let alone the times I helped friends change brakes.

Kay said...

I'm glad the workers were being careful about working with asbestos. We asked if workers were going to be careful when they removed the tiles from our house which was suspected to contain asbestos. They promised us that the workers would be protected. When we checked we didn't see any indication of caution. I sure hope they were OK.

Revrunner said...

Been through this process a couple of times. I do not envy the workers.

Anvilcloud said...

I am glad this is proceeding.

Lin Floyd said...

good things are never easy...making progress!

Kailani said...

no, it's my understanding that they wrap it well in plastic and dispose of it off site. Should be no problem with the air outside for you or your neighbors. :)

Gosia k said...

Asbeztos removal is dangerous and expensive in Europe too

Gosia k said...

Asbeztos removal is dangerous and expensive in Europe too

Grantham Lynn said...

A lot of work! God will Bless. Prayers for you and your group.

Betsy Adams said...

I always wondered how they could do asbestos removal without either getting hurt themselves or spreading it to the area around. Interesting post....

Hope things continue to move forward --even if things are SLOW....

Hugs,
Betsy

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is lots of work...and expensive too:(

Lowcarb team member said...

Well things are moving ... albeit slowly.
Thanks for keeping us updated.

All the best Jan

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