Even though its use has been strictly limited within the past decade, there are still cases of asbestos-related cancers that have been reported. It is precisely because of this that businesses need to test periodically their work premises, especially if they are handling materials that contain asbestos.
If you search for them online, you will see that there are many businesses out there that specialize in testing asbestos. While some them do asbestos tests exclusively, there are those contractors that do more, like asbestos abatement and monitoring for abatement projects. You might be wondering, which contractor should you hire?
For us, that depends on what you are going to do if it is proven that you have unusually high levels of asbestos. It might be basbetter to hire a testing and abatement so you will get a better price. However, just like anything else, the price shouldn’t be your only concern.
We firmly believe that a company, no matter what business it is in, is only as good as its last project. That said, make sure to get references from the asbestos assessment contractor’s last three projects. If you’re satisfied that the contractor did a good job on those previous projects, check for insurance. Is your project going to be covered by liability insurance?
Even the most expert of experts can be faulted for omission and destruction in certain situations. Make sure you protect yourself and your business by ensuring that the contractor you hire has liability insurance to cover damage that may arise from botched jobs.
As you are hiring a contract to do testing and asbestos abatement, you might want to hire another contractor to supervise the work of the first contractor, just to ensure that every inch of your business is cleaned of asbestos.