Finding asbestos in your home can be terrifying. Not only do you wonder whether you have been unsuspectingly breathing fibers, but you also wonder whether you've only just uncovered the tip of the iceberg. In my case, I was also terrified that the cost of removing it would reach in the thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. I had images of people in moon suits in my head. I contacted three of the asbestos removing contractors that are top rated in Angie's list in the Boston area. One never responded. the other sent someone who didn't speak any English (I found this odd given people who need asbestos removed probably have a ton of questions and probably want to ask them in English; still, I know enough Spanish that I was able to conclude that his assessment was the same as the one from Dudley Services). Dudley Services was, by far, the most responsive and helpful. Sam was wonderful - during his visit to produce the estimate, he took the time to do a really thorough inventory of where asbestos likely was in my home and to explain the risks. He's a fountain of knowledge on asbestos as he's been doing this for thirty years. Maybe most importantly, he got me to stop being so anxious about the whole thing. There was visible asbestos in a heating vent that I'd noticed while cleaning. He confirmed that there is asbestos on the outside of all the heating vents in my home, but also told me that this is quite common and not a source of concern as long as it isn't exposed and is fully contained in the walls. The asbestos was only visible in one heating vent because it had become dislodged when new flooring was put in. Sam simply covered the whole area in fiberglass sheets, and then on a second visit covered the whole thing with this special plaster/paint stuff (don't know what it was). The asbestos is now fully contained on the outside of the the heating vent again. The air that comes from the furnace doesn't touch it. I am *extremely* happy with the work that Dudley services performed, and the price was right.