Please HELP! I think my contractor sanded asbestos floor tiles.
I have a house built in the 1920's and wanted to remove two layers of old flooring in the kitchen so I could get down to the original wood. The contractor came while we were out and pulled one layer of 9x9 squares up. The next layer was not coming up easily I guess, so they sanded around the edge of the room to get a look at the wood underneath. This floor is also 9x9, an old-timey fake brick pattern. Underneath it the adhesive looks peachy in color. When I came home there was dust all over, approx 1/4 of the floor has been sanded up. The contractor stopped work because the original wood floor did not appear worth saving after all, and he wanted me to pick a new flooring material to install. After a day of living with this I started thinking that perhaps the "brick" layer is asbestos tile and/or adhesive. I have a toddler in the house, and we have all been literally walking through the dust! I'm waiting for a call back from him to come back and take a look. What should I do?