There is no question that asbestos is hazardous to your health. Once discovered in a building or home, it needs to be removed. The only question remaining is whether you should take the project on yourself or hire a professional asbestos abatement contractor. The safest bet for any owner is to let a professional, certified asbestos abatement contractor handle the removal.
Asbestos is an incredibly toxic substance. It was used in building schools, homes, offices, and other structures before 1980. Now, it’s used sparingly. It is not completely banned in the United States; however, it has been linked to many health problems, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Asbestos abatement contractors identify, remove, and repair parts of structures that contain asbestos fibers, reducing occupant exposure. Professionals know how to protect themselves and their crew properly and will follow state and federal regulations. Not all abatement specialists are licensed and certified. However, it is best to use one who is. Licensed asbestos abatement contractors will follow state regulations and know if there are any city or county variations. In addition, they will follow federal laws and, if needed, have OSHA and EPA licensing.
The first thing homeowners should check is a contractor’s qualifications. Then, they can find an asbestos abatement contractor that fits their specific needs. Have questions about asbestos abatement? Give us a call.