Asbestos Removal Costs
Advice on how to get the most competitive asbestos abatement quotes from licebsed contractors for removals within workplace, public and residential buildings
Finding out asbestos removal costs in order to establish a rough idea requires several quotations from different asbestos removal companies. The reason for this is because there are no fixed costs due to the fact that every project is different. Contractors weigh in factors that determine overall costs for safe removal and disposal of hazardous materials. These factors that help determine asbestos abatement costs include:
• The amount of asbestos material to be removed. The more material, the more men and resources required to safely remove them and hence the higher the costs.
• The location of the material (such as confined space, elevated positions etc)
• The composition of the asbestos material: tile, insulating material etc
• The distance and hence cost of transporting the material to the nearest hazardous waste landfill site
Because each asbestos abatement / project is different, professional contractors provide experienced estimators to construct all inclusive cost estimates. It is worth while asking for estimates from as many contractors as possible in order to get the cheapest quotes, Some contractors charge a minimum irrespective of the size of the job.
You should have the property inspected beforehand with recommendations about removal or containment of asbestos. Ideally, this should be done by a different company, separate from the one that will undertake removal. The property should also be inspected after the work is completed. Prior and post work inspection costs are additional to the main asbestos removal costs. It is therefore best to assess the overall cost of asbestos removal before going ahead with abatement.