Where to start
We recommend using your favorite internet search tool to find companies in your area that offer the type of work you’d like to have done. It’s always a good idea to seek bids from more than one company. Consider asking friends and neighbors who they recommend.
When you've found a company
It’s a good idea to have a written contract for services. Before you sign it or pay any money, make sure any companies named in the contract are on our current certified company list. This list is updated monthly.
There are two kinds of company certification.
For companies that perform, direct, or advertise asbestos work, including:
- Asbestos abatement, removal, or disturbance;
- Air sampling, inspection and bulk sampling, and asbestos management.
Exterior asbestos company
For companies that only work outside of buildings or structures on materials with asbestos that don’t crumble (non-friable) and stay that way during the project
When the work starts
Companies need to use workers with the right kind of training and certification for the job. Anybody who is certified must have proof of certification available while doing work that requires it, so you can ask to see this.
Removal, abatement, or disturbance – interior or exterior, friable or non-friable
Removal, abatement or disturbance – exterior only, non-friable only
Inspection, bulk sampling, and asbestos management
A person who samples air for asbestos must have asbestos supervisor certification.