Trusting your mold or asbestos removal contractor
When it comes to picking the contractor that will be coming into your home or business, it’s really important to establish trust with the professionals even before they come on-site to assses contamination such as mold, asbestos, radon, sewer backups etc. Here are some questions you should ask when searching for a qualified contractor to perform work on your property:
- Will my personal belongings, floor coverings etc. always be protected or professionally listed packed and safely stored?
- Are your employees aware of the potential health risks in the event that a containment is breached?
- What training and certifications do the employees that will be working on my project have?
- Will there be at least one staff member onsite that can provide information, options and advise?
- How often is your equipment DOP tested for efficiency?
- Can you provide us with a detailed scope of work that will be followed?
- Will you provide a written contract/change order in the event that more damage is found?
- Are you okay with having a post remediation verification performed by a third party environmental professional?
- Does the company carry pollution liability insurance? This is very important as in the event your building is cross contaminated it could potentially incur thousands or even 10’s of thousands in cleaning costs.
- What do previous customers have to say about the company you want to hire? Word of mouth travels fast with good and bad reviews. Looking into what other people say about a company before a major investment or even during an insurance claim is a positive way to educate yourself about the company and provides you with confidence. There are many ways to do this, here are just a few: By googling the company you can see the google reviews left for a company you can access their google+ page where they can be reviewed. A good thing about online reviews is that they can’t just delete them or edit them like the reviews you may read on someones webpage. Other social media channels also have a rate and review option like Facebook and Yelp. You can also look into more professional reviews from more reputable companies like the BBB and Trusted Pros.
This is just a short list of things you can look into before hiring a professional to come into your home to assess the built environment, prior to putting trust in someone who may or may not have the best intentions for their customers. It isn’t always about the dollar figure, it’s about doing what is right. Knowing what the average cost is for mold remediation or even asbestos abatement will give you a close estimate of which company will do it right and on schedule compared to an eager beaver who shows up at your home and does it fast and incorrectly, possibly releasing spores in the air, asbestos fibres in the air hence contaminating your belongings. If a contractor doesn’t set up proper containment or no containment at all you will most likely end up with a much larger issue than what you started with.
Thoroughly research who you hire. If you have any renovations projects or insurance claims that you need assistance with or if you simply need advice with insurance or even the entire project of what may happen, call a professional today! We are happy to help and educate our readers anytime!