8 Tips for Choosing the Right Asbestos Abatement Company

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When considering asbestos abatement services, it's crucial to prioritize the expertise and qualifications of the professionals you hire. Whether it's for your home or business, selecting a reputable company with a proven track record is essential. To help you navigate this important decision, we've compiled a comprehensive checklist to guide you in choosing the best asbestos abatement company for your needs. It's important to remember that asbestos abatement is a highly specialized field, and having professionals with the right knowledge and experience can make all the difference in ensuring a safe and thorough removal process. By prioritizing expertise and qualifications, you can have peace of mind knowing that your property is in good hands and that the job will be done effectively and efficiently.

 

  1. Read reviews: Check online reviews and ratings to get a sense of the company's reputation. Feel free to check out JJ&S’ overall 5 star rating here on Yelp!
  2. Communication is key: Abatement can be a stressful time and most likely this is a new process for you with many blindspots. Ask the abatement company how they followup and make sure you are in the loop throughout each step of the process. JJ&S Environmental Services will follow up with you, the homeowner, with a daily email report to highlight the progress, news, and photos inside your house to see how the project is evolving.
  3. Check for certification: Make sure the company you are considering is certified by the appropriate regulatory agencies in your area. In California, make sure that your abatement company meets all OSHA and EPA guidelines and technicians are AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) certified and DOSH certified.
  4. Look for experience: Choose a company that has a track record of successfully completing asbestos abatement projects. The longer a company has been in business, the more experience it will have. JJ&S Environmental Services is a family business with 11 years of experience in the SoCal area.
  5. Get references: Ask the company for references from past clients. This can give you an idea of the quality of their work and whether or not their clients were satisfied with their services. 
  6. Get a written estimate: Obtain a written estimate from the company that includes all costs associated with the asbestos abatement project, such as materials, labor, and disposal fees. When companies tell you that it will take days or weeks, they are more than likely too busy for you. Here at JJ&S Environmental Services we have a 24-hour turnaround for your estimate to get things started as soon as possible.
  7. Consider cost: While it is important to choose a reputable company, it is also important to consider the cost of the services. Remember to get estimates from multiple companies to determine the best value for your money and choose a company with a close relationship with your insurance provider to make sure you get the most covered. At JJ&S Environmental Services, we will handle all conversations with your Insurance Carrier (if applicable) and work to get the best price on the market if you are paying out of pocket!
  8. Ask about safety measures: Asbestos abatement can be a hazardous process, so it is important to choose a company that takes safety seriously. Ask about the safety measures they have in place to protect their employees and your property during the abatement.

 

This is most likely the first time (and hopefully the last) that you will have to venture into the world of abatement and we understand the stress and overwhelmed feelings that come with it. At the end of the day, the best advice we can give is to do your due diligence and listen to your gut feeling. Choose the company that you feel the most comfortable with to treat your home as their own and take full responsibility in ensuring the job is done clean and correctly! If you would like to hear more about our abatement services, feel free to follow and give me a shout!

Tim Jackson

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