It can be daunting to figure out asbestos abatement costs. It’s a big project to take on and costs can vary depending on the kind of work needed and how larger the affected area is. ABC Environmental Contracting makes this process easier because they offer a free estimate on the cost before any work happens on your building. Before you think about using asbestos abatement service, it’s important to consider the factors that go into determining the cost of a job.
Determining Asbestos Abatement Costs
The first step to determining the cost of asbestos abatement is determining if you need it. Just because you have structures containing asbestos in your house doesn’t mean it’s necessary to remove them. But if they are damaged, flaking, or if remodeling is imminent, that could expose asbestos to the air, creating a hazard. What materials need the repair and how large the affected area is will help determine the cost. There are three main stages to the process of asbestos abatement. There’s the testing that takes place before the job, the job itself, and the inspection after.
It is recommended to get your building tested for asbestos before proceeding. Federal law does not require licensed asbestos abatement services to test before the job. But it is the safest and most effective way to start a project since it lets the inspector know exactly what is needed for an individual job. Asbestos testing involved the sampling of material suspected to contain asbestos and sending it to a lab. Proper equipment and protective gear is used to prevent contamination and the disturbed area is closed off. Costs depend on how large the area is but the inspection is typical $300-$600.
Factors Of Asbestos Abatement Costs
This leads into the actual cost of the abatement. The situation where you will most likely need asbestos abatement services is when you’re renovating your home or building. The cost for abatement on a single-family home can range from $2,000 to $15,000 depending on the exact job. It may seem like a lot, but it’s required by state and federal law when you renovate a building and it will ensure that any people in the building will be safe. Here are some common jobs and the asbestos abatement costs:
- Removal of asbestos coated piping ($2,000-$4,000)
- Stripping of asbestos siding ($15,000 for a whole house)
- Removal of a boiler with pipes and fitting ($2,000-$4,000)
- Selective demolition of asbestos-containing sheetrock and joint compound ($1,000-$2,000 per room)
The final step would be the inspection after the job. The inspection is both visual and it involves testing the air to make sure there are no asbestos fibers left. This can run you from $200 to $400. But after it’s over, you’ll have the peace of mind to know your building is safe from the risk of asbestos exposure.
To make sure the job is affordable and done right, you need a company that’s licensed for asbestos abatement services. ABC Environmental Contracting is there to make sure you know the cost beforehand. Learn more about ABC Environmental Contracting’s asbestos abatement services or call (314) 668-1509 to get a free estimate.