Hire the right contractor for the job.
In Washington, you must be licensed as a General or Specialty Contractor, and possess a Demolition License in order to perform demolition work. This is the first requirement your contractor should meet.
In addition, you should do your research on a company before hiring them. Hometown Demolition Contractors is one of the easiest ways to check off all the boxes, i.e. do they offer the services you need, do they have a good track record with customers, etc.
Submit a notification before beginning demolition.
The National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants requires that owners or contractors submit a notification form 10 days prior to beginning work. This is required whether there is asbestos present or not.
Oftentimes, your contractor will handle the notification work for you, as it can involve some details that may not be apparent to the average homeowner. However, this isn’t always the case, so always be sure to confirm this with your contractor first.
Notification requirements for asbestos demolition and renovation projects
Asbestos-related notification of demolition FAQs
Remember to ask about debris disposal.
During the initial quoting process, as you’re collecting prices from various contractors (we recommend getting 2-3 quotes at least), be sure to ask them if they will handle disposal. Some of them do, and they will include the price of hauling and disposal in the price of demolition.
If they leave you responsible for debris disposal, that will be an extra expense you have to consider. So always be sure to check with them about this, as it could mean the difference between choosing Contractor A and Contractor B.
If you’re left in charge of debris removal, consider renting a dumpster to do so. Hometown Dumpster Rental is the best way to find the best dumpster. You can read company profiles, customer reviews, and request quotes from as many providers as you’d like.