damaged asbestos tiles around furnace
So I had an asbestos scare when pulling up my kitchen floor, It turns out that the floor was tested and was not asbestos which is great news.
But, the back of my basement has the 9x9 tiles on the floor. my house was built in 1970. i know I should assume they are asbestos, but, is there any change they are not??
The reason I ask is, since my scare with my kitchen floor, it has really opened my eyes to realize the basement tiles probabaly are asbestos as well. I just kind of didnt think they were a big deal since we are not pulling them up or scraping or sanding them.
We have a fridge down there, we do our laundry down there and that is where our furnace is.
Most tiles are in good condition but there are some that are cracked and you can hear a crack when you step on a few of them.
Now my biggest concern is my furnace!! It was replaced about 5 years ago. It looks like they pulled up about 4 tiles and also it looks like they cut one in half to put the new furnace down. Now im thinking all that dust if it made a lot of dust keeps getting blown through out my house.
How much of a concern is this. I am going to cover these with another floor.. but how do I address under the furnace and under the hot water heater?? i cant pick them up for the new flooring.. or can I??
I am a mess thinking about what damage may have been done to my family.. my wife is also concerned but I am a mess and its affecting my sleep my work.. I have two small kids and am worried sick.
sorry this is so long just very concerned....
Any suggestions or comments are very appreciated.