If you suspect there is asbestos on your property, hiring an asbestos company to handle the job is the wisest and safest thing you can do. Because of the dangers of asbestos, it’s never a good idea to try to remove or test the material yourself. But how can you be sure you’re hiring the right asbestos company to take on the task? In this blog, we provide you with tips for choosing the best asbestos abatement company.
Verify Proper Asbestos Abatement Licensing and Insurance
Before hiring a company, ask them for proof of their certifications and insurance. Asbestos abatement requirements vary from state to state. In particular, the licensing required for Massachusetts contractors can be found on the state’s Asbestos Removal License page. Also, since these companies work with hazardous materials, you want to make sure they have proper liability coverage or, better yet, a full protection policy.
Perform Research on The Best Asbestos Abatement Company
It’s important to verify the experience and expertise the company has on staff, as not all contractors are the same. During your consultation with the company, ask about the qualifications of the technicians that’ll be working on the job and how many years they’ve been working with asbestos. Also, seek out reviews and references to see what other clients have to say about their work and professionalism.
Inquire About the Company’s Asbestos Abatement Methods
If the company provides asbestos inspections, have them perform the inspection, and then sit down with the consultant and review their asbestos abatement process. Inquire about the following:
- Removal or Encapsulation: An experienced company will determine whether your situation requires asbestos encapsulation or complete removal.
- Equipment: Have the consultant explain the equipment they use and how it keeps you and them safe, such as their use of HEPA filters and the machinery required for demolition.
- Cost: Inquire about the cost of the project and a breakdown of the price tag. An expert company can set a price and stick to it.
- Disposal Methods: The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the disposal of asbestos. Ensure they’re up to date and comply with proper asbestos disposal.
Choosing the best asbestos abatement company requires some work on behalf of the client, but it’s worth the peace of mind you’ll receive knowing that all the asbestos has appropriately been removed or encapsulated. If you require a professional, our team at Fiber Control, Inc. has over 60 years of combined experience, exceeds all the above criteria, and works with other hazardous materials. To schedule an inspection or asbestos abatement services, contact us today.