If you are a company that is trying to make it big but currently don't have a ton of money, you are likely going to consider office buildings in the less expensive, older part of town. Although parking is probably easier and the rent is much more affordable, you might have to deal with some of the common problems that older buildings have, such as asbestos as insulation. Many real estate companies will give you a huge discount on purchasing or renting a building with asbestos because you will either have to have it removed or put up with the real estate company having it removed. Here are some tips for preparing for asbestos removal in order to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible.
1. Make a Plan With the Contractor
If you are currently in the building and have items in the building, you are going to need to make sure that you keep them asbestos free in order to not make the asbestos removal contractor from the abatement services company pointless. However, you can't simply move all of the furniture out because there is not enough room in any single room and there is likely asbestos insulating most of the rooms in the building.
You are going to need to walk through the building with the contractor, wearing protective gear, in order to make sure that you know the route that his or her team is planning to take as they remove the asbestos. For example, if they plan on doing two rooms per day, you are going to need to know which two rooms they are planning to do. This will allow you to move everything that is in that room to another room for the time being, allowing you to minimize the total amount of furniture that is in any one room.
2. Cover Anything You Can't Move With Sheets
Next, you are going to need to cover anything that you can't move with sheets. If you have a desk that is too heavy for you to move, take an old sheet and drape it over the desk, securing the corners with staples or tape. Then, when the asbestos removal procedure is done, you will be able to simply roll up the sheets and take them to the garbage disposal. This will keep your furniture from getting any flecks of asbestos on it.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in abatement services, like ENVIROTECH Inc.