If you’re planning renovation or demolition on a building that requires asbestos abatement, you have some decisions to make before you begin.
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In most cases, you’ll need a qualified firm to develop an abatement plan with detailed specifications for performing the work in a safe and legal manner, which should include:
Once you have an abatement plan, then you need an experienced asbestos removal company to do the work.
What you may not know is that it’s also a very good idea to hire a company to monitor the asbestos abatement process to ensure that it meets specifications and that the work is conducted in a safe and timely manner. Often, the company that developed the specifications can also perform the project monitoring.
When you hire a qualified environmental consultant to oversee the process of asbestos abatement, you get a partner who represents your interests and ensures the work is done correctly.
Disturbing asbestos-containing materials in order to remove them can release hazardous asbestos fibers into the air, where they can damage the lungs of workers and building occupants if they are improperly removed. In this way, if the process is not handled correctly, the process of abatement can create the very hazard it’s designed to remove.
To protect your interests and the health and wellbeing of your building occupants, an asbestos monitoring service helps ensure that the people you hire to perform the work do it in the right way, and within both your budget and timeline.
Without obtaining a detailed quote, it can be hard to estimate precisely, but here are the factors that will impact your cost for asbestos abatement plans and monitoring:
As a general rule, the more costly your asbestos abatement plans are to prepare, the more costly and critical it will be to monitor the work.
For an accurate and comprehensive quote on your asbestos abatement project, contact our experienced environmental health consultants today.