Houzz Logo Print

Could asbestos powder from old basement tiles get into furnace/house?

last month

We have old basement floor tiles that I recall my Dad installing in the early 70s. Our basement has flooded through the years, and some of those old tiles have chipped and are missing, and underneath you can see black, which I believe is the adhesive Dad used. At the same time, we notice the dust that seems to come from our furnace, and after reading up on asbestos, I'm worried that the white dust might be asbestos that is drawn into the furnace (which is also in the basement) and spread through our home. Is that possible? Could a furnace pick up that stuff and push it out into the air? Also, Dad put a stack of extra unused of these tiles in the garage - how can we dispose of them now?

Comments (4)

MAC Design + Build
Average rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars18 Reviews
Loudon County Full-Service Design/Build Firm & Kitchen Remodeler