If you’re about to start an asbestos project, knowing how long it’s likely to take can be really handy. This information will help you plan your project and get organised.
To help you work out how long your asbestos project is likely to take, we’ve put together a typical timeline.
How long will an asbestos project take?
Research: 1 week
Research is a major part of any home improvement work. If you don’t put enough time and effort into choosing the right professional for your asbestos project then it may not be as successful as you’d like.
Make sure you find several asbestos professionals and ask them for quotes. Compare these and read any ratings and reviews you can find to make sure that you get the best pro for the job. This process should take you around a week, depending on how many professionals you contact.
Testing or surveying: 1 day or less
If you need a property tested or surveyed for asbestos, this shouldn’t take too long. Once the pro you’ve chosen is ready to come round to your property, the job shouldn’t take them more than 1 day to complete. With some types of test or survey you’ll get the results immediately, while with others you have to wait. Either way, you should get the results within 24 hours of the work being done.
Removal: 1 day +
If your asbestos project involves removing materials with asbestos in them rather than testing or surveying, it will probably take a bit longer. Removing materials like guttering, garage roofing and ceiling tiles will usually take a minimum of a day. How much longer it will take depends mainly on the amount of material that needs removing and how accessible it is.
Total time: Around 1 week
So an asbestos project will probably take around a week. However, it may take longer depending on your chosen professional’s availability and the condition of your property. If you’re worried about how long your asbestos project will take, ask professionals to give you a rough work schedule when they give you a quote.
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