Commercial Asbestos Abatement: Is it Legal to Remove Asbestos Yourself?

By December 25, 2018Asbestos Abatement
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Commercial asbestos abatement sounds like a costly job for any business owner or commercial property owner and just the thought of it leaves some people considering the option of “do-it-yourself” asbestos removal. The question is, however, is whether or not DIY commercial asbestos abatement is legal…

Commercial Asbestos Abatement: Is it Legal to Remove Asbestos Yourself?

When it comes to asbestos abatement of any kind, there are specific rules and regulations in place that are designed to keep you, your family, your friends, the environment, local wildlife, local plant life, and local air quality free from exposure to dangerous asbestos fibers. These rules and regulations may seem like an inconvenience and an expense that you can’t afford, but the truth is that commercial asbestos abatement is an expense that you can’t afford to neglect.

As of December 2018 in the state of Ohio, it is necessary to apply for certification or licensure with the state’s director of health if you will be playing any role in asbestos abatement in a commercial building. Violation of Ohio state regulations in regard to asbestos abatement will result in severe penalties which may include criminal charges, prison time of between 1-2 years for the first offense, and a fine of between $10,000 and $25,000. It is also possible to have civil charges brought against you in addition to criminal charges. A repeat offense faces more severe penalty including a fine of between $20,000 and $40,000 and between 2-4 years in prison.

So, to answer the question as to whether you can perform commercial asbestos removal yourself, the answer is a firm NO!

Why You Can’t Perform Commercial Asbestos Abatement Yourself

Why are there regulations in place that prohibit you from performing commercial asbestos abatement yourself? It’s all about safety.

We have talked many times about the danger of exposure to asbestos fibers and the impact that exposure to asbestos fibers can have on your health over time and when you attempt commercial asbestos abatement yourself, you are not only exposing yourself to these dangers, but you are also exposing your workers, clients, and anyone else who comes into your building to these dangers as well. This doesn’t just leave you open to lawsuits from everyone affected by your asbestos abatement efforts, but it also makes you responsible for possibly life-threatening conditions of many people in your charge.

The long-term cost of illegal commercial asbestos abatement when you do the job yourself far outweighs the cost of a professional commercial asbestos abatement company coming in to do the job for you. This is particularly true when you hire an experienced company like SafeAir Contractors, Inc.

Why Use SafeAir For Your Commercial Asbestos Abatement?

There are many commercial asbestos abatement companies in Ohio available to take care of the job for you, but why should you trust your business in the hands of SafeAir Contractors, Inc.? We have been a stable provider of Ohio environmental remediation services for close to three decades! This doesn’t just speak to our dedication to what we do, but it speaks to how much the residents of Ohio trust our professional commercial asbestos abatement team with the integrity of their business name.

If our trusted reputation throughout the state of Ohio isn’t enough to convince you that SafeAir Contractors, Inc. is the right company for your commercial asbestos abatement needs, we  have a few more reasons why you should put your business reputation in our hands:

  • We are a full-service environmental remediation company and can take care of other environmental remediation services as well as taking care of your asbestos abatement project.
  • Our prices are fair and include the safest abatement processes and procedures with no cut corners and only professionally trained asbestos abatement technicians on the job.
  • We work hard to minimize downtime for your company while still taking the time to get the job done professionally and thoroughly so you don’t end up with a job half done.
  • We use only professional, top of the line tools and equipment so you can be sure that we always show up on site prepared for a job, and that we will get your asbestos problem taken care of without any dangerous remnants left behind that could cause future problems for you and your business!

Are You in Need of Commercial Asbestos Abatement Services?

Do you live in Ohio and need the services of a commercial asbestos abatement company? If so, SafeAir Contractors, Inc. can help! o find out more about how our commercial asbestos abatement professionals can help with your commercial asbestos problem, just give us a call today at 440-639-1191!