A material suspected to contain asbestos fibers has been observed. Asbestos containing materials (ACM) are considered hazardous when they are friable. Friable simply means that the material is fragile and can release asbestos fibers into the air. Asbestos is extremely common in the air and soil around us, and has been used for decades in approximately 3,000 commonly found household products or building materials. How much danger this may pose to the client is unknown. If this is a concern, I recommend having the air in the home sampled by a licensed/certified asbestos remediation specialist, who can best determine whether any friable particulates are present and whether there is a need to encapsulate this material or remove it altogether.
These are friable.
As mentioned above.
Challenge is how to hire the proper contractor to remove the loose and brittle tiles that remain from years of wet flooring.
These were crunching when walked upon.
I informed my client it would be best to have them removed if loose ,before using an alternative floor cover on top.