Your Guide to Asbestos Removal


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Normally people look to remove asbestos when they are considering remodeling, own a property that was built before the 1980s or when asbestos-containing products are found, this guide will help you learn all the things you need to consider while removing asbestos.

Applications of Asbestos

The main applications of asbestos products lie in,

  • Roofing
  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Switchboard panels
  • Duct and pipe coverings
  • Fireplace insulations

Risks Associated With Asbestos

Asbestos was banned from use for a very good reason. Asbestos proved to be a threat to human life and caused deathly diseases such as.

  • Mesothelioma Cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Pleural plaque
  • Lung cancer

Asbestos Removal Companies

There are many different companies that offer and specialize in the removal of asbestos, however, not all the companies are the same. The regulations for asbestos removal vary from city to city and state t state. There are many companies that offer asbestos removal for a particular region, for instance, if you live in Nottingham, then a company ‘Goodbye asbestos! Nottingham’ will offer asbestos removal in Nottingham.

Cost Factor

This is one of the most important factors that you should take into consideration regarding asbestos removal.  For an initial inspection for your home for asbestos, it will cost you around 400 to 600 dollars while a sample analysis costs approximately 25 to 75 dollars. The cost for complete asbestos removal from an average sized home is around 20,000 to 30,000 dollars while in case of buildings it can cost you some million dollars. There is a cheaper method which will cost you less, this method is called Asbestos Encapsulation. In encapsulation, you do not need to remove asbestos, it just covered with a protective barrier that reduces the risk of exposure to asbestos.

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