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We often say as safe as houses but there are some toxic materials that are used in the making of building materials. One of this is asbestos which is potentially hazardous. Ceiling tiles, floor tiles, insulators and spray on plaster are some of the construction materials that have asbestos. It is invisible to the eye as it is made of very tiny fibers. When this are inhaled, they go very deep into the lungs and it is from here that they can bring on problems like mesothelioma as well as other types of cancer. Therefore, although asbestos removal cost can be high, it is necessary to to do it in the interest of health.
The total cost of asbestos removal includes other costs; the cost of an asbestos survey, tests, the actual remove and asbestos disposal. If left intact, asbestos can cause no damage. It is when the fibers circulate in the air that it becomes toxic. This is why it is crucial that an expert undertakes asbestos handling.
Removing asbestos even over a small area can set you back £500 for instance around a pipe. Some companies fees start at £2,500 on the minimum for even the smallest jobs. Generally speaking though, the range is £2,000 to £4,000 in a standard family home of 2,000 square feet. This is with some of the asbestos being contained rather than removed from all areas.
Before removing this substance, an autonomous assessor should visit your home to determine how much asbestos there is so you can get a fair quote not an inflated one where the quantities of asbestos may be exaggerated. Following removal, another inspection should be done to ensure the exercise was professionally done.
A written report will be done after inspection. Lab analysis of the asbestos found will be included as well as the asbestos that was located and removed. The inspector should also be on site as removal is being done. The report will also give details of the elimination process that was followed. In case of any eventuality such as illness as a result of unprofessionally done procedure, the written reports are a basis for compensation claims.