The crew from Mavo Systems has been hard at work removing the old carpet tiles from the area where the first phase of the construction will occur.
The asbestos is contained in the adhesive underneath the old carpet tiles. After removing the old tiles, the crew applies a solvent to the floor. The solvent congeals and sawdust is laid down to collect the ACM (asbestos containing material). The contained asbestos fibers are removed along with the solvent and sawdust. The material is taken away and disposed of in the methods required by law. Asbestos fibers are not able to become airborne during this process.
The solvent used during the abatement process has a strong odor. The abatement crew wears respiratory and eye protection when they're working with the solvent. For this reason, we're closed until Saturday, January 6 for the safety of our patrons.
Superior Public Library has proudly served the residents of Douglas County, Wisconsin since 1888. After 25 years in our current location with no major upgrades, it's time for some improvements! Follow along with our six-month remodeling project, scheduled to be completed in May 2018.