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Tips and Laws for Handling Demo in Oregon

Determine if asbestos is present.

Before demolishing any kind of structure, you will need to have it inspected for asbestos-containing materials. If the structure being demolished possesses asbestos-containing material, you’ll need to fill out and submit the appropriate form.

This details the amount of asbestos, where it’s located, and how it will be removed, and it ensures that all the proper precautions and procedures are followed.

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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 decide 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 Oregon with a Construction Contractors License.

Confirm that your contractor is licensed

The next step is to ensure that the contractor is highly trained in their field, have a good safety record, and have a history of satisfied customers. Hometown Demolition Contractors is the best way to ensure your contractor meets your standards.


Consider deconstructing before demolishing.

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 a great way to minimize waste going to the landfill by salvaging as many reusable materials as possible 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.

In some cases, companies will include the cost of hauling and disposal in their quote for demolition, but that's not always true. This is why determining this up front during the initial quoting process can be beneficial.

If one company offers to haul away the debris for only slightly more than another company who doesn’t offer hauling and disposal, it’s wise to go with the first company.

If the contractor you hire isn't going to take care of the debris for you, you'll have to dispose of it yourself. Typically the most convenient and 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 convenient location.


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