Budget management for any asbestos management project is essential. The question is a simple one – how much does it cost to remove asbestos? The answer, unfortunately, isn’t so simple. There are a number of factors which determine how involved asbestos containment or removal will be – all of which will change the price.
Here’s what you need to know to work out how much of your budget should be earmarked for asbestos management.
Get It Surveyed
The first step is to know what you’re dealing with. Asbestos has been used in different ways and in different quantities throughout history, so no two buildings will have the same asbestos presence. This is where getting the help from a professional asbestos management company like Marpal is invaluable. They can conduct a basic or more in-depth appraisal or survey, depending on the specifics of the location and how much you’re willing to invest.
It’s worth noting that all buildings built before the year 2000 are legally required to have an Asbestos Management Survey. These can vary in cost depending on a large number of factors, including everything from age and location to building layout. To find out more, contact us for a quote.
Taking The Next Steps
Once you understand what you’re dealing with, you will have a better idea of the best course of action. Outright removal isn’t always the best possible way to manage asbestos. Depending on the specifics of its location, the way you intend to use the building, and how much is found, it may be easier and more affordable to opt for containment.
The decision to remove or contain the asbestos that might be found will revolve around a number of factors – including the type of asbestos, its condition, and the overall amount of ACMs (asbestos containing materials) present. The number of people required to contain or remove said asbestos will also factor into the ultimate price.
The process is a simple one for identified ACMs. Step one is management, step two is repair and encapsulation, step three is removal. Depending on the severity of the asbestos and the amount that is found, you will be advised on the best options for your purposes and your budget.
Contact A specialist
Before you plan your budget, you need to know what you’re dealing with. Never, under any circumstances, should you or anyone else handle asbestos without proper training. To learn more, get a quote, or to arrange a full survey and consultation, contact Marpal today.