Asbestos has been widely used in buildings for many years due to its fire resistance, strength and insulating properties. However, in recent years it has been proven that exposure to asbestos can be fatal. Therefore, it is recommended that asbestos cleaning work be carried out by asbestos removal firms to reduce the risk of harm to you, your family and others in the community.
A good asbestos removal company can inspect your home, identify and test potential problem areas, and then make recommendations for asbestos removal if necessary. Recommendations for elimination may include making plans with contractors to reduce emissions and designing workflows. The contractor can also develop a bid to remove asbestos by offering repair services to the affected area using modern and safe materials, if necessary.
Most asbestos services also perform a final inspection to ensure the area is suitable for re-entry. You will then receive a security certificate.
If you are on a list of potential contacts, be sure to ask for their contact details, license and certification information, insurance coverage, required budget, project duration, references to recent work, and whether they will issue a certificate of completion.
Once you've hired a contractor and the work has started, make sure your pets and family are safe. You should also put up a sign indicating that the area is dangerous just in case unsuspecting visitors pass by. Cover all heating or air conditioning vents and ensure that dust is confined to a small area. It is important to ensure that your contractor discusses the possibility of moving or repairing materials before starting anything.
Please contact your local authority for details on asbestos removal contracts.