Determine if asbestos is present.
Prior to demolishing a house or structure, you will need to have it inspected for asbestos-containing materials. If the structure being demolished does possess asbestos-containing materials, you’ll need to fill out and submit the Asbestos Notification Form. This details the amount of asbestos, where it’s located, and how it’s being removed.
Hire the right contractor(s) for the job.
When it comes to disposing of asbestos-containing materials, hire an Asbestos Licensed Contractor to handle the inspection and removal.
The same goes for the contractor you choose to hire for your demolition project. The first step to hiring the right person for the job is ensuring they are licensed to perform demolition in the state of Oklahoma.
List of licensed wrecking companies
Don’t forget to consider deconstruction first.
Traditional mechanical demolition is a fast, easy way to get rid of a structure, but it’s not always the most environmentally or fiscally responsible option.
Deconstruction is an excellent way to minimize waste going to the landfill by salvaging all reusable materials prior to demolition. Sometimes, charitable organizations, like Habitat for Humanity, are willing to deconstruct your home or structure for free in exchange for the materials they salvage. Those materials are then re-purposed in homes that Habitat for Humanity builds or is sold in their ReStores, and can be a tax write-off for you.
Dispose of that debris the right way.
Oftentimes, demolition companies will include the cost of hauling and disposal in their quote for the demo, but that's not always the case. If the contractor you hire isn't going to handle the debris for you, you'll have to dispose of it yourself. Typically the easiest and most affordable way to do that is by renting a dumpster.
Hometown Dumpster Rental can help with that. Find the right dumpster rental provider, read company profiles and customer reviews, and request quotes from as many companies as you'd like—all from one site.
Renting a dumpster can seem overwhelming to the first-time renter. There are several factors that can affect pricing
and there are many sizes to choose from
, but that's why getting quotes from a minimum of 2-3 companies is always advised.