Although the use of asbestos in home building was abandoned in the late 1970s, the asbestos supply was not depleted until the 1980s and so if you have an older home that was built prior to the 1980s and even into that decade, you might want to have an asbestos inspection done. If asbestos is found in your home, you will need to hire a professional for complete asbestos removal in San Jose. Here are some things that you should consider when making your hiring decision however, as finding the right contractor will require more than just looking someone up in the phone book.
Look for Safety Credentials and Records
First, a good place to look is your local agency that is responsible for workplace safety. You should also check with the Better Business Bureau to determine how much experience the company has doing similar work. If there are any safety violations on the company’s record, you will want to be aware of that as well and maybe search for some companies that have a cleaner safety record.
Uses the Appropriate Safety Equipment and Gear
Second, find out what kind of equipment that the company is using. There is a lot of safety equipment that the company should be using and gear that the company’s employees should be wearing, including dust masks and respirators gloves, and other protective items of clothing to eliminate the chance of exposure. A company that does not have all of the required safety certifications, equipment, and does not take the necessary precautions may be putting themselves and you at risk for danger, which may fall on you if the company does not also have adequate insurance coverage.
Has Sufficient Licensure and Insurance
Third, as mentioned above, a company that does not have sufficient insurance coverage in the event of an injury may be putting you at risk of being responsible. Make sure that any company you hire to do work on your property has an up-to-date license and insurance so that you know you are protected from liability in case the contractor or any of his employees is injured while doing the asbestos removal in San Jose.