Winchester, VA, known for its beautiful Historic District along with its fine dining, museums, arts and entertainment, and farmers markets, still houses and employs many people with homes and businesses that were built years ago when asbestos was used for insulation, shingles, cement, and tiles. If you live in a home built before 1980, the possibility of having some sort of asbestos in your home is almost certain.
Are you at risk?
Possibly. If you find something in your home that you think might possibly contain asbestos, leave it alone. As long as you do not disturb asbestos-containing materials, you should be safe. If you are indeed uneasy or if you see any asbestos-containing materials falling apart, you need to call an asbestos contractor in Winchester, VA.
An asbestos contractor will have a team of professionals who will come to your home, do an inspection of your home for asbestos-containing materials by taking samples and then send them to an independent lab for evaluation. Depending on the results, your asbestos contractor may then design a plan for the removal of the asbestos-containing materials.
Process of Hiring an Asbestos Contractor
- Are they licensed and insured?
- Can they provide you with references with other customers in Winchester, VA who have had similar work done for them? They should be able to provide you with several references which you should contact to see if these customers were satisfied with their work.
- Consider the costs that that an asbestos contractor is quoting you for an asbestos removal and understand what services it includes such as inspection, air monitoring removal, clean up, waste removal and repairs.
- Obtain bids from several different asbestos contractors in Winchester, VA to cover all labor costs, materials, insurance, bonding, air monitoring costs, and asbestos waste disposal fees. Request a written plan from each contractor with a description of their plan for the asbestos removal.
Compare the services of each asbestos contractor in Winchester, VA to the cost in their bids and make sure you take into consideration the references of how each customer rated each of the contractor’s work.