31 Aug The Price Of Renovation: How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?
The Price Of Renovation: How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost?
Asbestos was considered to be the most versatile mineral and was extensively used back then for some 3,000 applications, according to the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency of Australia. It was prized for its flexibility, affordability, chemical inertness, insulation from heat and electricity, and other qualities. But it was soon discovered that materials that contained asbestos — both the friable and non-friable — carried health risks.
Today, this once oft-used material has now been phased out in Australia. With many homes that were built using materials containing the dangerous mineral, particularly before 1987, reconstructions and renovations could expose workers (and you) to asbestos. This is why it’s crucial to have asbestos inspection before any work can be done. Should the inspection lead to its discovery, a professional removal is required.
But how much does asbestos removal cost? To be sure, this type of job requires expertise and sufficient credentials from regulating bodies. That kind of qualification from your asbestos removal company could be expensive. Online guides reveal that asbestos removal jobs will vary, depending on the extent of the service that has to be provided. For instance, one company charges a minimum of $350 for removal and disposal of asbestos while another company charges a minimum of $500 for internal asbestos removal work.
The rates you will get from different companies will also depend on the amount of material that needs to be removed. The bigger the area that has to be cleared, the bigger the charge.
There are companies advertising cheap asbestos removal but you never really know when such services resort to cutting corners. And that can be very dangerous because everyone’s health is on the line. With recent statistics from the Australian government reporting 600 people being diagnosed with asbestos related diseases every year, no family or establishment should take any chances with an unqualified and unlicensed asbestos removal company.
So it is necessary to hire the right company for the job; this means expertise, experience, and appropriate licences for removing asbestos. You want to be sure that the entire process will clear your property of the dangerous material — completely.
You may have to add more to your renovation or construction project, but your investment today will be worth it. You will not only gain peace of mind but you will also be certain that you and your family will be healthy and safe in your own property.