How to Work with Only the Best Asbestos Removal Companies
Even though asbestos has been banned from being sold or used for decades now, the reality of the situation is that this construction material was very popular in the past – and more homes have asbestos in them than most people ever would have expected or anticipated.
Thankfully, in its “inert” and left untouched form asbestos does not have the kind of negative impact on the human body that asbestos fibers and asbestos dust can. This is why most construction professionals recommend leaving asbestos untouched if you have the opportunity to do so, or painting and ceiling over the asbestos to provide you with a buffer zone from this dangerous material.
At the same time, you may be undertaking construction projects – especially renovations – that force you to contend with the removal of asbestos. And while this job seems like something any construction team can handle on the surface, nothing could be further from the truth.
You’ll want to be sure that you work only with the very best of the best when it comes to asbestos removal companies. This is not the kind of job that amateurs can safely perform, and not the kind of job that you can trust to just anyone.
Here is a bit of insight to help you find the right asbestos removal companies for your specific needs.
Work Only with Legitimate Professionals
It may be easy to find day laborers, trash removal services, and “demolition experts” that will promise you the moon in the stars when it comes to removing the asbestos you have on your property in a safe and effective a fashion as possible – but this is exactly the kind of job that you should ALWAYS leave to legitimate professionals.
As we highlighted above, asbestos is relatively safe when it is left untouched and intact. As soon as you start to break up, destroy, or move asbestos the risk factors go right through the roof – not only to the people that are physically removing the material, but the people that will live in the property that is now covered in microscopic layers of asbestos dust.
Amateur removal specialists just don’t have the necessary skills, tools, or experience required to safely remove asbestos without exposing them or you and your family to dangerous asbestos particles later down the line. This is not the kind of job that you should ever cut corners with, but instead the kind of job that you should be happy to pay real deal professionals to help you out.
Always – ALWAYS – Double Verify Licenses, Insurance, and Track Records
All of the professional asbestos removal companies out there are going to promise you anything and everything they have to in order to win your business, but you have to do your due diligence and your research to verify and then double verify that these companies carry all necessary licenses, all necessary insurance, and have track records for successfully completing these kinds of projects in the past without any hiccups along the way.
The first two bits of information are relatively simple and straightforward to confirm. Just request paperwork that verifies that the asbestos removal companies you are considering working with have the necessary licenses to do this kind of work and carry full insurance across the board.
The last piece of the puzzle, making sure you are only working with real deal experts that have successfully completed this kind of work in the past, is something that you have to dig a little bit deeper to confirm.
Ask for referrals and recommendations, ask for confirmation from previous clients and customers that the work was completed successfully, and make sure that you follow through with any of the testimonials or case studies you have been provided.
You just can’t take any risks at all when hiring asbestos removal companies.