It is very difficult to determine the actual asbestos removal cost in Adelaide based on the type of asbestos used in an individual building. The costs are affected by several factors including the location of the building, the material used to create the building structure, how much was removed, how much waste was created and where the building was disposed of. The cost of asbestos removal for a particular type of building depends on the size of the building, the type of asbestos, its location, what the waste generated from the building was and what the cost of removal was.
Removal of asbestos in attics generally costs between two thousand dollars to five thousand dollars, and the pricing is often approximately calculated at around $1000 per square foot. Removing asbestos from a wall is more expensive than simply removing from the ceiling, and it is the ceiling that is the most contaminated. Removal of vermiculite from ceilings and walls can be done with either chemicals or mechanical equipment. Chemicals may require a contractor to apply specific cleaners to the building or ceiling and are less effective. Mechanical removal is much more effective, as the chemical solutions contain dangerous toxins that can harm people, animals or even pets.
Asbestos is very difficult to remove from a wall, and the only effective method is the use of mechanical equipment. Although mechanical equipment can reduce the amount of waste produced from asbestos, it will also leave behind many unwanted materials, such as asbestos fibres and other organic material. It can also leave behind a great deal of dust, which needs to be cleaned up.
The waste generated by removing asbestos is also one of the factors that will have a large impact on the asbestos removal cost in Adelaide. Waste materials must be removed carefully and must be disposed of properly. There are three options available: demolition, removal with chemicals or removal with machinery. Some building owners choose to demolish their buildings and leave the interior intact.
Most building owners who use this option choose to hire a professional to remove the asbestos. Then they leave the exterior structure intact unless it is a fire-resistant building. If this is not possible, a special contractor can be hired to do the demolition and leave the building as-is.
Asbestos removal can be highly costly, but it is possible to be successful if the owner decides to do it themselves. For those individuals that choose to do the removal, the best option available is to contact an asbestos specialist in your area to perform the process and get a quote. It is advisable to call your local contractor for advice so that he can give you realistic quotes on the actual asbestos removal cost in Adelaide and the time involved.