Asbestos Removal Removing Tile, Linoleum and Transite Siding Floor Tile and Linoleum Transite Siding Removal of Asbestos Containing Floor Tile and Linoleum Obtain a permit from Air Quality, and keep it posted on the work site at all times. Thoroughly wet the floor covering prior to removal operations. Keep floor covering wet during removal. Remove tiles in whole pieces, or linoleum in large sections. (minimal breakage is allowed). Place wet material in 6-mil poly bags, or wrap in 6-mil poly sheeting immediately after removal. Seal bags or sheets with duct tape. Contained material should not leak. Transport material to landfill as soon as possible to keep floor covering from becoming dry. The landfill will need to keep one copy of your permit for their disposal records. DO NOT remove floor covering in a dry manner. DO NOT allow floor material to remain uncontained, or to dry out at any time. DO NOT allow contained floor material to poke or tear wholes in the 6-mil poly bags or sheets. Please call (828)250-6777 for additional information on removal of asbestos floor coverings, or for other asbestos material removal information. Removal of Asbestos Containing Transite Siding Obtain a permit from the Air Quality Agency. Use a hose or garden sprayer to keep shingles wet at all times during removal. Remove shingles in whole pieces by cutting nail heads, or pulling nails from house. Begin at the top of the house, and work across the rows, and then down to the bottom. Spread 6-mil poly sheeting along ground at base of house to catch any pieces that may break during removal. Gently lower shingles to ground in whole pieces. Keeping shingles wet, stack them and wrap them in 6-mil poly (wrapped shingles may be placed in corrugated boxes for ease of handling.) Clean up area around house to collect pieces not contained on the poly sheeting. Deliver shingles to the County landfill, along with a copy of removal permit. DO NOT break the shingles off the house by pounding on them with a hammer or crowbar. DO NOT place shingles loose in the back of a pickup or dump truck. DO NOT leave pieces of shingles on the ground after removal. Please call (828)250-6777 for additional information on removal of asbestos floor coverings, or for other asbestos material removal information.