Airsafe is Sydney's leading asbestos consultancy. We can arrange asbestos removal for you using our relationship with Sydney’s leading asbestos removal contractors. If you need asbestos removed, you should still talk to us! Read on to find out why.
When people in Sydney discover asbestos in their homes, often their first step is to Google for an asbestos removal company. At Airsafe, we think this is a mistake. We've worked with every asbestos removal contractor in Sydney, and we know that the good ones are few and far between.
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Google for an asbestos removal firm in Sydney and you'll get hundreds of results, most of them claiming to be "the number 1 asbestos removal company in Sydney".
As a householder, it's difficult to judge the difference between these companies. They all say the right things. Many of them say they are "licensed", and most offer a free quote for the asbestos removal job.
So how do you know whether or not a company is trustworthy? How do you know they have the right kind of license to remove the particular kind of asbestos that's on your property? How do you know they have enough insurance to cover you if something goes wrong? How do you know you're not going to be overcharged? Or that your asbestos isn't going to be dumped illegally?
The answer is, it's very difficult to work these things out just from looking at an asbestos removal company's website. Some of them even contradict themselves: for instance, one demolitions company that appears high in the Google rankings says they are "licensed and qualified to do any type of asbestos removal work", but elsewhere states that their license is to remove only non-friable asbestos, implying they have the more restricted Class B license.
Overcharging is also a very real issue in the industry: at Airsafe, we've been known to save householders thousands of dollars by giving a second opinion on an expensive quote.
In short, finding an asbestos removal company yourself can be a lottery. That's why Airsafe is happy to arrange quotes for asbestos removal to Sydneysiders based on our many years of working with reputable asbestos removal firms. Because we are the acknowledged leaders in the asbestos management industry we can tailor the quote to the correct job, using smaller contractors for small jobs through to commercial removal and strip out projects for tier 1 construction companies.
Sydney householders are naturally concerned about the cost of asbestos removal. Because every asbestos removal job is different, it's impossible to give a typical figure, but given the complexities of dealing with asbestos, the cost of removal can certainly run into several thousand dollars.
We encourage you to use Airsafe to project manage your asbestos removal. Using our extensive list of contractors provides the following benefits to you:
- The asbestos removalists we engage are experienced, reliable Sydney businesses that we trust to give you an honest quote for asbestos removal. They won't quote you more than necessary, but equally, they won't cut corners just to undercut competitors.
- All the removalists that we engage encourage the use of use air monitoring when removing asbestos. This is a safety measure that adds a lot of peace of mind for only a small additional cost.
- All asbestos removalists we engage have their paperwork in order. That means up-to-date public liability insurance and an asbestos removal licence. The cost of asbestos removal can really skyrocket if you find yourself getting sued for using a dodgy contractor!
- All asbestos removalists we engage use safe, legal asbestos disposal methods, and can provide tip dockets as proof. They would never dream of dumping asbestos illegally to save on costs, as some less scrupulous Sydney asbestos contractors do.
The Work, Health and Safety Regulation 2017 requires a clearance inspection for all licensed asbestos removal works. Your council might also require an asbestos clearance certificate or report before you proceed with renovations.
Airsafe will carry out an inspection of the asbestos removal area following the completion of asbestos removal works, to verify that the area is safe for normal use. We’ll then issue an asbestos clearance certificate and report before the area is reoccupied.
We've heard stories of Sydney councils rejecting clearance reports from less experienced asbestos consultants, who have tried to cut corners or save money by not sending sufficient samples for testing. So make sure you don't stumble at the final step: get Airsafe to do a clearance inspection and you know you're getting a rigorous, trustworthy result.