What to Look for in a Professional Asbestos Removalist

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If in any case, you found out that your house or property has an asbestos presence in it, the first thing you should do is to have it inspected.

And once you’ve confirmed that there’s asbestos on your property, you must consider removing this dangerous material. Especially if you have plans of renovating in the future like getting a garden or a cozy enclosed patio.

Asbestos is a health risk that could cause several lung diseases once you accidentally inhale its dust or fibres.

If you’ve already decided on removing it, you must hire an asbestos removal company to do the delicate work.

But before you make a deal with someone and shake hands, there are a few things that you must look for in an asbestos removal company. Below are only some of them:

1. Must have expertise and experience

The first thing that you want to look for in the resume of the company. And when we say “resume”, we mean the years of experience that the company has in the industry.

Ideally, you must look for an asbestos removal company that has been doing the service for more than 10 years. This time should be enough to master the skills needed in accomplishing such a complicated task as asbestos removal.

It’s also important that the company you’re going to hire have experience in removing asbestos from all kinds of properties like residential units, industrial establishments and commercial premises.

Another important thing is expertise. As much as possible, you’d want a company that equips its workers with all the necessary training and safety equipment that they need to execute their jobs more accurately and efficiently.

2. Must follow the guidelines strictly

As you already know, handling asbestos is no joke. When accidentally inhaled, it causes a ton of health problems like lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.

That’s why asbestos removal must be done only by professionals or specialists. And even though they have years of experience in their bag, they must still follow the guidelines strictly.

You’ll feel more assured if you know that the people who will extract dangerous material from your house always follow a strict protocol to avoid any accidents and hazards.

The last thing you want to happen is one member of the family getting sick just because a worker failed to comply with a protocol, compromising the safety of your family.

3. Competitive prices and free quotes

If you happen to see a company that asks for fees for a quote for services like asbestos removal or asbestos testing in Melbourne, stay away from them. Because you can get quotes from other companies for free.

Another important thing to watch out for is the price. Of course, you’d want to get a service for a cheaper price. Who doesn’t want to, right?

But if ever a company offers you a quote with very dubious prices, you might want to stay away from them. Incredibly low prices are almost a guarantee that something bad will happen.

On the other hand, you should also stay away from companies that ask for a lot of money for their services.

Always go for a company that offers competitive prices for their service that’s been recommended by a lot of clients. Also, don’t forget to ask for free quotes.

4. Good rating from past clients

Awards and affiliations are cool. But positive ratings and testimonials from past clients are way better.

If you see that a company is highly recommended by a lot of people, that’s a good sign. If not, jump onto the next one.

You can see these ratings on their social media pages and websites. If you want to take it a step further, you can email some of the clients and ask them nicely regarding the whole process.

Ask questions that you think would help you in deciding whether to hire the company or not.

Genuine recommendations from real people will certainly assure you of the quality of the service of a company.

Sandra Ruiz
With a Master's in Environmental Design from Yale University, Sandra Ruiz has dedicated 15 years to reshaping living spaces. Her career started in urban planning, then transitioned to home renovation, where she has left a mark. Sandra became part of our team in 2020, quickly establishing herself with her innovative approaches to space utilization and energy efficiency. She is passionate about hiking, often drawing inspiration from nature for her designs. Her approach seamlessly blends practicality with aesthetic appeal, making her a go-to expert for homeowners and design enthusiasts alike.

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