There is no denying the fact that asbestos removal is quite expensive, which is why a lot of people would rather not avail of this service as if it is not that important. If your house was built between the early 60’s and the late 80’s, then there is a chance that your home contains a lethal amount of asbestos hidden inside the walls, ceiling, and even underneath your feet, and the only way to make your home safe to live in once again is to hire a professional asbestos abatement company to help with the predicament.
How Much Does It Usually Cost?
The total cost of removing the dangerous asbestos in your home will depend on the size of the area. For instance, if your floor tiles are the ones that contain asbestos, then you need to pay at least $80 per square meter; so if you have a particularly large house, then you are looking at a rather large bill. Unfortunately, the floors are not the only part of your house that can possibly contain asbestos. Asbestos was also very popular as an insulation and soundproofing material so you may also find them inside the walls and ceiling.
Besides the removal costs, you also need to think about the cost of getting your home repaired once the asbestos removal crew has finished with their job. If there were plenty of material taken away from your home, then you need to replace them with brand new ones; all in all you can expect to spend a couple of thousands of dollars at the very least.
What Will Happen If you Do Not Get Rid Of The Asbestos?
There is actually a very good reason why most people want to get rid of all the asbestos in their homes; and it is because it is life-threatening. Asbestos materials, when they start to deteriorate because of age, will release hundreds of thousands of microscopic fibers into the air; and if you happen to inhale these fibers by accident, they can cause all sorts of serious diseases, not the least of which is cancer. There is even a unique kind of cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos, and only a handful of people were known to survive after getting sick.
So if you think that asbestos removal is expensive, just think about how much money you will be spending on medical care if even one person in your family falls victim to asbestos exposure; and also think about the emotional strife that your family will experience when even one of you gets seriously ill just because you did not want to spend money on treating the asbestos in your house.
Before things get too serious, you should get the services of professional companies like us to handle the situation. If you live in Sydney, Wollongong, New South Wales, or in any of the neighboring areas, and you need help dealing with asbestos, then you should visit our website to find out more about our company and how you can get in touch with us. We will be more than willing to help you with your asbestos problems.
Absolute Environmental Services
38 Thorn St Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120, Australia
0425 257 142, (02) 9484 7313