When you’re picking an asbestos pro, you should do it carefully. You need to make sure that you find a quality pro who’ll do good work at a fair price.
Selecting a pro
There are several easy things you can do to help you find a quality professional.
Get multiple quotes
One of the best things you can do when you’re trying to find the right tradesperson is get lots of quotes. If you only get one or two, it’s hard to work out whether they’re fair. Getting lots of quotes will mean that you can work out what an average price is and identify any suspiciously high or low offers.
Ask pros to come to your property to quote
Not only should you get lots of quotes, you should get them in person. Make sure that any quotes you consider have been made after the tradesperson has come to your property. Quotes made over the phone are less likely to be accurate.
Don’t use cold callers
When you’re looking for tradespeople to get quotes from, avoid cold callers. Pros who turn up at your home without an appointment might not do reliable work and may not be who they say they are. They also might make you feel pressured to hire them before you’ve had time to consider.
Check their company name, address and insurance
To avoid ending up with a dodgy professional, make sure that the tradespeople you meet show you proof of their company name, address and Public Liability insurance. This means that you’ll know that they’re covered if anything goes wrong and you can always get in touch with them.
Read customer reviews
Before deciding whether to use a pro or not, check to see if they have any online ratings or reviews. If you’ve got in touch with them through our service, you can find these on their Quotatis profile page. Looking at their customer feedback should give you an idea of the quality of their work.
Picking an asbestos pro
There are a few extra things you should also do when you’re specifically picking an asbestos pro:
Check that they have a license
If you want to get asbestos removed, the professional you use needs to have a license issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It’s an offense to carry out licensable asbestos work without one. You can find a list of all current license holders here.
Find out if they’re accredited
If you’re using an asbestos surveyor or testing laboratory, you need to make sure that they’re UKAS-accredited. This ensures that they work competently and safely. You should also check whether any asbestos removers you’re considering are accredited by UKAS or a similar organisation.
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