Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos Testing

Despite the high risk of asbestos exposure, the first signs may not manifest immediately and can take years or even decades to appear.

Symptoms can vary depending on the extent and duration of the individual’s exposure, but common early signs include persistent coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue.

Asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma typically develop over time and can be challenging to diagnose in the early stages. Therefore, if you suspect you may have been exposed to asbestos, it’s best to seek medical attention promptly and inform your healthcare provider of any history of potential exposure.

Asbestos inspections or testing should always be performed by certified professionals with expertise in asbestos identification and assessment.

At Brick Asbestos & Demolition, we have the required training, experience, and equipment to safely collect asbestos samples, conduct thorough inspections, and analyze materials for the presence of hazardous materials. This ensures accurate results and allows us to properly potentially dangerous materials.

We never recommend searching for, identifying, or treating asbestos-contaminated materials on your own due to the high risk of exposure and long-term health problems.

The duration of asbestos inspection and testing can vary depending on various factors, such as the size of the property, the number of samples collected, and laboratory processing times.

Typically, asbestos testing involves collecting material samples from suspected asbestos-containing materials and sending them to accredited laboratories for analysis. The testing process itself may take a few days to weeks, including sample transportation, analysis, and reporting.

Of course, turnaround times may vary among different testing companies and laboratories. We do our best to expedite the testing process as much as possible.

The cost of an asbestos inspection can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the property, the number of samples collected, and the scope of the inspection.

On average, New Jersey homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars for a comprehensive asbestos inspection. Additional costs may include laboratory testing fees for sample analysis and any necessary follow-up assessments or remediation work.

To learn what your asbestos testing fees might be, get in touch with our team. We’ll provide you with an upfront estimate based on your unique circumstances.

Asbestos testing is not explicitly required by law in New Jersey for residential properties unless they are undergoing renovation or demolition.

However, regulations may vary depending on the type of property and its intended use. Commercial buildings and certain public facilities may have specific asbestos inspection requirements outlined by federal, state, or local regulations.

If we find asbestos-contaminated materials on your property, we’ll help you take prompt and appropriate action to mitigate the health risks and ensure your home or business complies with the latest regulations.

Depending on the extent and condition of your property’s asbestos exposure, your options may include encapsulation, repair, removal, or ongoing management strategies. Our asbestos abatement contractors will handle it all, including the sample collection and risk documentation.

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that was once widely used in various construction materials due to its strength, heat resistance, and insulating properties.

However, we now know that prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to serious health issues, including lung diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Due to these health risks, the use of asbestos has been heavily regulated and phased out in many countries.

A professional asbestos inspection is the best way to determine if your home is contaminated. Your accredited inspector will assess the property’s materials and take samples for testing in a laboratory to confirm the presence of asbestos fibers.

The cost of asbestos removal can vary depending on factors such as the extent of contamination, the type of materials containing asbestos, and the location of the property.

On average, asbestos removal costs can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. To learn what your property’s removal process will cost, schedule an inspection with Brick Asbestos & Demolition today.

Whether your insurance policy covers asbestos removal depends on the terms of your specific policy and the circumstances surrounding the removal.

Some insurance policies may cover asbestos removal if it's deemed necessary to mitigate a covered loss, such as a fire or water damage. However, coverage can vary, and you’ll need to review your policy carefully or consult with your insurance provider to understand what is covered and any limitations or exclusions that may apply.


The cost of a full structure demolition can vary widely depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the structure, its accessibility, the location, and any hazardous materials present.

On average, prices tend to range from several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars. To learn what your project might cost, request a personal quote from the Brick Asbestos & Demolition team.

Yes, permits are typically required for demolition projects in New Jersey. The specific permit requirements can vary depending on the municipality and the scope of the demolition.

Generally, you'll need to submit an application to the local building department, providing details about the project, including the property address, type of structure to be demolished, demolition method, and any environmental considerations.

It depends. Various factors can influence the duration of the demo process, including the size and complexity of the structure, site conditions, weather, and any unforeseen challenges encountered.

Small residential demolitions may take as little as a few days to complete, while larger commercial or industrial demolitions can take several weeks or even months.

After demolition, we will sort the debris, transport it, and ensure it’s disposed of according to local regulations and environmental guidelines. Specifically, we handle hazardous materials, such as asbestos or lead-based paint, following specialized procedures to ensure safety and compliance with health regulations.

Roll-off Dumpster Rental

Our rental options are flexible and can be as short or long as you need them to be. Describe your needs to us, and we’ll arrange a rental contract that suits your timeline, whether it spans days, weeks, or even months.

In most cases, you can place the dumpster anywhere on your property, but there are some considerations to keep in mind:

  • Accessibility: Ensure there's enough space for us to safely deliver and pick up the dumpster. This includes considering overhead clearance for any potential obstacles, such as tree branches or power lines.
  • Surface: Wherever you plan to place the dumpster should be stable and level to prevent tipping or sinking. Avoid soft or uneven ground that could cause the dumpster to become unstable.
  • Protection: Consider using protective materials like wooden planks or plywood underneath the dumpster to prevent damage to your driveway or lawn.

Before placing the dumpster, it's also a good idea to discuss the placement with our team to ensure compliance with any local regulations and to confirm the chosen location.

Yes, we have some restrictions on certain materials that cannot be disposed of in a dumpster due to safety, environmental, or regulatory reasons. This includes…

  • Hazardous Waste: Items such as batteries, paint, solvents, chemicals, pesticides, and flammable materials are usually not allowed in dumpsters due to their potential to harm the environment or pose a safety risk.
  • Electronics: Items like TVs, computers, monitors, and other electronic waste often contain hazardous components and should be disposed of through proper recycling channels rather than in a dumpster.
  • Appliances: Large appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and washing machines may contain refrigerants or other hazardous materials and should be disposed of separately.
  • Mattresses: Some dumpster rental companies have restrictions on mattresses due to their size and difficulty in compacting. Check with your rental provider for specific guidelines regarding mattresses.

If you have any questions about what you can or cannot put in our roll-off dumpsters, just ask! We’re happy to provide guidance.

The maximum weight a roll-off dumpster can hold varies depending on its size and the specific weight capacity of the dumpster model. Typically, large roll-off dumpsters can hold up to 10 tons (16,000 to 20,000 pounds) of waste materials.

In both Ocean and Monmouth Counties, whether or not you need a permit to rent a dumpster depends on where you plan to place the dumpster.

If you plan to place the dumpster on your private property, such as your driveway or yard, you typically do not need a permit. However, it's always a good idea to check with your local municipality or homeowners association to confirm if there are any specific regulations or requirements.

If you need to place the dumpster on a public street, sidewalk, or other public right-of-way, you may need a permit from your local city or township. Permit requirements vary depending on the location and duration of the dumpster placement. To obtain one, you may need to submit an application, pay a fee, and adhere to certain guidelines, such as providing traffic cones or barricades for safety.

The average cost to rent a roll-off dumpster in New Jersey can vary depending on many factors.

As a rough estimate, smaller dumpsters like 10-yard or 20-yard containers may range from $250 to $500 for a one-week rental. Larger dumpsters such as 30-yard or 40-yard containers may cost between $400 and $800 or more for a one-week rental.

To get an accurate cost estimate for renting a roll-off dumpster in New Jersey, contact our team directly. We’ll provide you with a free quote based on your specific requirements.

Yes, we do allow you to book multiple dumpster pickups during one rental contract. If you anticipate filling the dumpster before the end of your rental period or if you need additional pickups due to ongoing work, just let us know.