Homeowners with older homes are aware that asbestos-containing materials might be throughout homes in Washington, D.C. Once you are aware of the problem, the best and safest way to handle any asbestos-related materials is to call an asbestos contractor such as Envirotex and let them handle it. An asbestos contractor in Washington, D.C. knows what is involved in removing it from your home and making your home a safe environment for your family to return to.
An asbestos contractor should be licensed in Washington, D.C. to provide you with their service. They should be able to provide you with a written agreement about the cost involved in removing the asbestos-containing materials from your home. Ask the contractor for references from previous customers in Washington, D.C. whom they have done similar work for. Do your homework; call each reference and check to see if they were satisfied with the asbestos contractor’s work and if it was completed on time.
It is best to get bids from several different Washington, D.C. asbestos contractors. Make sure that each bid explains exactly what the costs of the asbestos removal is such as materials, labor, insurance, air monitoring costs and asbestos waste disposal fee.
The asbestos contractor should give you a written work plan describing the removal and cleanup methods that will be used. This will give you a better idea of each service so you can easily compare the different bids from each contractor.
What you can expect before and during the asbestos removal project—
- Plastic sheeting is placed on walls and floors to isolate the work area from the rest of the house in Washington, D.C. This is known as containment.
- A HEPA filter equipped negative air machine creates negative air pressure within the containment to keep airborne asbestos fibers from leaving the containment area.
- An airless sprayer is used to keep the asbestos-containing materials wet during the process.
- Air sample pumps will collect air samples during the removal process.
- Asbestos-containing materials will be placed in sealed plastic bags before taken out of the containment area.
Do not be afraid to ask the asbestos contractors any questions you might have about the process. The team at Envirotex is there to answer your questions every step of the way. They can explain to you how the area for your asbestos removal will be set up at your home in Washington, D.C. and the complete process that they will use in removing the asbestos.