Notify the right people of your project before starting.
In Texas, regulations require that property owners or contractors notify the Department of State Health Services prior to starting a demolition project, or in any instance in which asbestos-containing material may be disturbed.
First and foremost, you should clarify with your contractor who will be handling the notification process. Typically, the contractor handling the removal will notify the proper departments, but this is something you should confirm with them up front.
This notification can be filed online using the Online Asbestos Notification System or by mailing the notification form to the intended department.
Ensure the provider you hire is properly licensed.
The state of Texas does not issue licenses to general contractors, but cities and counties within the state do. A majority of cities and counties require general contractors to apply for a building permit if they intend to construct, repair, alter, or demolish a structure.
Before hiring a demolition provider, double check that they maintain the most up-to-date licensing in your area.
Then, ensure that the contractor you’re interested in also has a good safety record, positive customer reviews, and adequate experience in the demolition field. You can cross all these off your list with the help of Hometown Demolition Contractors.
Don’t forget about debris disposal when demo is done.
Although demolition contractors will often handle debris disposal, not all of them do. So when shopping around for contractors, this should be something you ask them. One contractor may include the cost of hauling in their quote, while another may not. If they don’t, this is an additional expense you will have to consider.
Renting a dumpster is the most convenient way to manage debris if your demolition contractor isn’t responsible for it.
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