Hazardous materials in your home, such as asbestos and mould, can make you and your family vulnerable to illness and over the long term even cause severe disease. To avoid potential health risks such as allergies, asthma, and cancer, it is best to hire an abatement contractor.
However, narrowing down a qualified abatement contractor, that can give your home a thorough inspection, is a challenge as many contractors do not have the requisite skills to solve the problems that you may be facing.
To usher you in the right direction when searching for a solution for your mould and asbestos woes, Advanced Remediation Solutions has compiled a list of five things to look for in a qualified abatement contractor.
1. Ask if they have the right experience.
Some contractors only specialize in specific types of projects, such as roof repairs or kitchen renovations, when there is actually specialized training required for workers in the asbestos abatement industry. So make sure the contractor you are evaluating has the right experience.
2. Ask for references.
It’s essential to ask for references so that you can get an idea of the contractor’s credentials. It could be achieved by contacting past clients or tradespeople that do business with them. After speaking to a few people, you will soon be able to make a judgment call about the company.
3. Check them out on the Better Business Bureau.
Make sure to go and check out the contractor on the Better Business Bureau website to gauge what kind of ratings they have received. If they have any negative comments, see how well they responded.
4. Ask for proof of qualifications and insurance.
Hiring someone who is not adequately insured could put you at a considerable legal and financial risk. Professional contractors should provide you with proof of liability insurance, workers’ compensation coverage, and their worker qualifications.
5. Enquire if they provide a written contract.
It is vital that they give you a bid proposal in advance to see if they come within your budget. The contractor should also be willing to provide a written contract that explains in detail the work that they intend to do, the materials to be used and the estimated cost of labor.
To get on top of the mould or asbestos in your home, reach out to Advanced Remediation Solutions, in Edmonton, Alberta. We are experts in removing mould safely and have over fifteen years of experience in improving the air quality of our clients. Our services include remediation, mould testing, mould removal, asbestos abatement, asbestos removal, asbestos testing, and hazardous material removal.