Originally Posted by cwf
Excellent! When one knows the proper "procedures" it solicits... A bit.
In Austin area, most any "work" you want done will be shoddy with exception if some really great caring folks. I have seen some costs go way out of line, only called into order by my challenge. This happens too often tone accidental.
Not trying to kill the thread, but mold/asbestos"remediation" ....is a license to steal. The results are quite abstract when challenged. Some of the folks sent in are not properly trained, etc.
So, how does one get this stuff remediated properly and reasonably other than sealing in the central Texas area?
Channing, Not tooting my horn too much here but the best way to guard against shoddy and dis-honest companies or individuals is to use a bonded and insured Reputable and state licensed removal company that has a good track record. BBB can refer folks/companies, so can your state Public Health Department. Also the best of the best in my opinion would be to use Union Asbestos workers that work under the Int'l Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers. Many Locals around the country doing insulation as well as asbestos removal. I am a Proud member of Regional Local #207 out of Taylor, Michigan for 13 years. I work out of the Midwest District of this local and we cover 19 states. So when it comes to professional results we are the ones to use. Insulators locals have done this work since 1903 and are still going strong today. There are non-union companies out there but they do not train and maintain their employees certifications as well as we do. I personally hold licenses in 5 different states and have worked all over the Midwest. I even removed asbestos @ NASA in Houston, Tx. several years ago before the Space Shuttles were allowed to resume flights. I routinely work in power plants and nuclear power stations during maint. outages. I am a licensed Supervisor & I tend to boast too much about how safely we work whenever I get on a roll so I will end for now. Be Safe, Ed