Obtaining an asbestos removal cost estimate is a very important part of the asbestos removal procedure …
We all know that asbestos exposure is injurious to health, especially when it pollutes the indoor air. So, its removal has to be thought upon very carefully and only after assessing the current status of asbestos by a renowned asbestos removal agency. It’s necessary to confirm the status by another agency for additional screening regarding the certainty of asbestos health effects.
Considering its impact on health, it is absolutely necessary that you get the work done from a professional agency. Do not try doing the task all by yourself. Still, if you want to take it as a do-it-yourself task, it is advisable to get in touch with the state and local health department to check if they offer some training regarding the same.
While you consider asbestos removal, you need to understand that it should only be carried out by a licensed professional who will effectively seal off the affected area. The process would involve removing the asbestos, and appropriately disposing it off. If the procedure is not executed in the right manner, it can lead to major health threats to individuals who frequently visit the affected portion, and also the surrounding areas. There are many home-use asbestos removal kits that can do the job; however, using them is not recommended. Most of the kits provide information as to gather samples, and give it away for the lab examination. The cost of DIY removal may seem low, but who would want to risk health for saving money?
You need to understand that when an individual gets in contact with asbestos fibers in the air, he is more likely to be prone to several health complications in future. Some types of cancer and mesothelioma asbestosis are few health complications of long-term asbestos exposure. It is better to allow the areas which are to be worked upon to be inspected by an inspection company first and later the actual agency who will remove the asbestos. This would certainly ensure fine checks and examinations so that you can get the job done effectively with the best cost available. Also, make sure that the space to be worked upon is sealed off from rest of the living space, and marked as a restricted area.
If you are thinking about the asbestos removal costs, you need to check with few of the certified asbestos removal professional agencies in your locality for getting the best price quotations. Sort out the agencies according to the quotes and your requirements. Normally, the cost is likely to be set according to how many areas are affected and the level of complexity of the removal procedure. Some agencies may charge a fixed fee which does not change, no matter how big the project is and how many areas you need to get the work done on, whereas others might charge by determining how much work has to be done. This means that if the project needs to be carried out in several places, the expenses can increase considerably.
Most of the countries have an environmental section or health department, which would have the essential information relating to the dangers and removal complications concerned with asbestos. The departments may also be one of the best sources of getting cost estimates, and getting some good recommendations of licensed contractors in your locality. You also need to consider the state and federal ordinances which asbestos removal agencies are required to follow, and check the ordinances being followed in the contract that you enter into. Also, ensure that the cost includes both the clean up and disposal of asbestos in a proper place.
Typically, a written contract consists of the assurance of a thorough visual inspection followed by laboratory testing of the collected samples. It also includes in detail what all tasks are to be done in the project, with the government rules to be complied with, and most importantly, the disposable process.
The cost per square foot differs greatly according to the situation. Getting a 10-foot portion of asbestos pipe insulation removed can cost you approximately USD 500 to 600. Some agencies may have a minimum charge of around USD 1500 to 2500, regardless of how small is the project to be carried out. Typically, the entire removal for a 1,500 square foot home with asbestos on the walls, floors, ceiling, pipes, etc., can be as high as around USD 20,000 to 30,000. If you hire an independent contractor for the purpose of initial asbestos inspection, the charges can be around USD 500 to 700 for a 1,500 square foot home, inclusive of the laboratory testing charges. If you get the laboratory work done separately, a sample assessment may cost around USD 25 to 75. The charges of a re-inspection after the completion of the project can range from about USD 200 to 400. Air clearance is a procedure to clear up the air from the harmful asbestos fibers. The cost of air clearance by the contractor may also add up in the overall expenses.
Note: The above mentioned costs are approximate figures and are subject to change depending on the situation.
For getting the best asbestos removal cost estimates, it is recommended to conduct a survey regarding the quotations of the professionals in your neighborhood. You can finally choose an agency, which is reputed for providing the best services, along with reasonable costs. After the asbestos removal project is over, the contractor submits a written document stating that all essential procedures were followed effectively.