As more and more information has been revealed regarding the health risks that are associated with exposure to asbestos, it has resulted in several property owners wanting to find out how much they can expect to pay when having this harmful substance removed from their homes. Below are a few factors that will affect the cost of having asbestos removal performed.
All pricing information and guides are based on hiring asbestos pros that are fully qualified and competent in the safe removal and disposal of asbestos materials.
Although a reputable asbestos removal company will be able to provide homeowners with an educated guess regarding whether asbestos is present in a home or not, confirmation will need to be provided by a laboratory test. Although it may seem like a lot of money to pay out ‘just for a test,’ it will still cost you less to find out that none is present than to go on a renovation spree that could cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds.
This will be one of the main factors affecting the cost of having asbestos removed. For instance, does a home’s attic insulation or piping contain asbestos? Has it been detected in roofing material, vinyl floor tiles, fencing roof eaves or in paint used in the property in question?
Removing asbestos from outdoor locations is usually easier than trying to deal with it inside, meaning that costs will be higher if indoor removal has to be performed. When performing asbestos removal indoors is a far riskier process because the asbestos particles will become airborne and attach themselves to surfaces such as curtains, bedding, carpeting and other soft furnishings and contaminate them.
Although a homeowner may want to removal all traces of asbestos from a property in one swift sweep, this is not always recommended. In some cases, it may simply not be practical to do a full asbestos removal because some of it may have been detected in parts of a home that might not be authorized for renovation work to be done. As a result, the amount of asbestos that is being removed will affect the end price.
If there is a steep roof, difficult-to-reach areas or other obstacles like trees in the area where asbestos removal needs to be performed, this will affect the cost as well.
Unfortunately, there is no way to determine ahead of time how much it will cost to have asbestos removed from your home. You will need to compare removal quotes from a number of local specialists in order to get the best price.