ELMHURST – The District 205 Board of Education approved the lowest bid for asbestos abatement at Madison Early Childhood Center Tuesday.
The asbestos is currently unexposed under floor tiles and not a safety concern. Those tiles, however, need to be removed in order to complete other projects. Those projects will bring water, hot water and a sanitary system to a portion of the building currently without those amenities.
Frank Schuh, director of buildings and grounds for the district, explained that the tiles will be heat removed rather than torn up to prevent any airborne particles. Also, construction is planned for the beginning of summer break while the building is closed.
Schuh said the tile project is much less intense than removing asbestos in other scenarios like from boilers or pipe wrap.
Universal Asbestos Removal, Inc. of Lemont was the lowest qualified bidder, at $36,000, of the six bids received.
"In the world of asbestos projects, this one is an extremely small one," Schuh said.