The sale and use of asbestos was tightly regulated in Australia way back in the early 1970s, and in 2003 it was totally banned; this is quite a fall considering asbestos was once regarded as one of the best ever discovered. Because of the widespread use of asbestos during its heyday, homeowners are now looking for reliable services that can help them take out this very nasty material from their homes so that their families can once again breathe easily, literally. If you are also looking for a good asbestos removal service, then you should continue reading for some tips and advice on what to look for.
Do They Use The Proper Safety Gear?
Asbestos removal is a very delicate process, one wrong move and the risk will increase exponentially. If you want to hire a professional company to take away the asbestos from your home, make sure that they use the right safety gear and equipment; if the workers were to get exposed to the harmful asbestos fibers, even though it is technically not your fault, it will still hang onto your conscience.
Before you sign any papers, you should first ask the company representative what kinds of safety measures they set up before they do the job. Most of the really good companies first enclose the area they will be working in with clear plastic, so when any asbestos fibers do get loose, they will be contained in the plastic and not fly off into your neighbor’s property.
Will They Conduct A Thorough Search Of Your Home First?
It is a good practice to first do a thorough inspection of the home to find out exactly where the offending asbestos deposits are located, this will greatly limit the amount of damage that your property will sustain as a result of the removal procedure. There are some companies who, in an effort to save time and money, will just eyeball the entire procedure, targeting the usual parts of the house that they know contains asbestos, like the inner walls and ceilings. The problem with this method of going about things is that they will often miss the other parts of the house that may contain asbestos, like the floor tiles, roofing shingles, even the soil surrounding the house may contain asbestos.
A good asbestos removal and remediation company will do an inspection before and after the job; before to find out where the contamination is located, and after to make sure that all traces of the material are gone and your home is completely safe.
Have Everything Done In Writing
You should always protect yourself when hiring contractors, so you should always put the agreement that you and your chosen asbestos removal have agreed upon in writing. Another good tip to make sure that you can protect yourself is to pay not more than half of the agreed upon price as down payment; this will give you full control over the project, and also makes sure that the contractors actually complete the job properly.
You will find the best asbestos removal company simply by following the simple tips mentioned above, and while we are on the subject, you should visit our company’s website to find out the kinds of services that we can provide you with. Our company has been in business for quite a long time now and our client list ranges from Sydney, Wollongong, Paramatta, and other towns and cities all over the country, and we made sure that their homes are completely asbestos-free, and we guarantee that we will be doing the same thing for you as well.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313