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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES:

 

  • Question - I'm remodeling my home. Do I need to be concerned about asbestos in the building materials?   
  • Response- It's not possible for you to tell whether a material in your home contains asbestos simply by looking at it. If you suspect a material within your home might contain asbestos (for example floor tile, ceiling tile or old pipe wrap) and the material is damaged (fraying or falling apart) or if you are planning on performing a renovation that would disturb the material, the EPA recommends that you have it sampled by a properly trained and accredited asbestos professional (inspector).    
  • Question-  Since asbestos was banned, do I need to be worried about products on the market today containing asbestos?   
  • Responce- On July 12, 1989, the EPA issued a final rule under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banning most asbestos-containing products in the United States. However in 1991, the rule was vacated. As a result, most of the original ban on most of the asbestoscontaining product categories originally covered in the 1989 final rule was overturned.  Asbestos containing products can still legally be manufactured, imported, processed and distributed in the U.S.  
  • Question-  What is the health rish from asbestos?  
  • Response- Information on human health effects of asbestos comes mostly from long-term studies of people exposed to asbestos in the workplace. Asbestos workers who breathe in asbestos may develop a slow build-up of scar-like tissue in the lungs called asbestosis. This scarred tissue state impairs the ability of the lungs and heart to adequately provide oxygen to the body. This is a serious disease, and can eventually lead to disability or death in people exposed to high amounts of asbestos. Asbestos workers also have increased chances of developing two types of cancer: Lung cancer starts within the respiratory tissues, and mesothelial cancer grows from the thin membranes that surround the lung or the abdominal cavities. Both lung cancer and mesothelioma are usually fatal. These asbestos-related diseases do not appear immediately, but may develop 20 to 50 years after exposure.The health effects from oral asbestos exposures are unclear. In some areas where the residents are exposed to asbestos fibers in the drinking water, cancers of the esophagus, stomach, and intestine may be a greater concern. THE WHO has a good study on this. After reviewing the scientific evidence from human experience and animal testing; however, health authorities are still unsure of asbestos links to cancer in the digestive system.  
  • Question-  I am about to do a renovation on a commercial property. What should I be concerned about?  
  • Response- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requires that you perform a survey to determine the presence of asbestos in your building before doing a renovation or demolition. The owner , contractor and any other parties (developer, subcontractors) are all liable for issues from not testing for or disturbing asbestos containing materials. Even if the building in newer, testing is required.  
  • Question-  What is Asbestos?
  • Asbestos is a generic name given to a number of naturally occurring hydrated mineral silicates that possess a unique crystalline structure, are incombustible in air, and are separable into fibers. Asbestos includes asbestiform varieties of chrysotile (serpentine); crocidolite (riebeckite); amosite (cummingtonite-grunerite); anthophyllite; tremolite, and actinolite. Inhalation of asbestos fibers has been linked to diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.  Now that you know what asbestos is, it is time to find out what materials contain asbestos. Easy rule of thumb, Asbestos is not in Glass Metal and wood. But, there is asbestos in paint or adhesives that was applied to glass wood and metal.  
  • Question- How many samples are required and what is the cost for my renovation (demolition)?  
  • Response- Our cost at Horizon Contractors cost is based solely on the time, and # of samples collected. The number of samples can be determined during a site walk of your property and we can prepare an estimate immediately or have it emailed you you the same day.    
  • Question- How are the sampled analyzed?  
  • Response- All of our samples are rushed overnight to Response- An accredited NVLAP lab that will test and report according to established EPA guidelines.  The lab will report on each layer of a given sample and you will get a report outlining exactly what materials in your building contain asbestos, what kind is present, and what percentage of the sample is asbestiform.  

TESTIMONIIAL

 Review by a homeowner in Tempe, AZ
Project: Test or Evaluate Asbestos Risks
David was very professional! He answered all my questions and responded to my many phone calls.

Review by a homeowner in Mesa, AZ
Project: Test or Evaluate Asbestos Risks
Very good experience, David knows a lot about asbestos and provided practical advise for options on working around the asbestos as well as rough budget numbers on cost of having the asbestos professionally removed.

Review by Linda G. in Sun City, AZ
Project: Eliminate Asbestos
My first contact was with David Perkins who was very professional........He surveyed my situation and got back to me early the next morning with a quote which was more than fair based on other companies I contacted. His crew arrived on time, got the work done, were out by 1 pm and I had the certificate of completion that evening. I was very impressed with David and his crew. Everyone was very nice and worked extremely hard to get the job done. I would recommend this company to anyone. I liked them a lot!


Review by Pat P. in Tucson, AZ
Project: Test for Toxic Materials & Mold
The job was done quickly and professionally. David was a great help from start to finish. Wonderful company.

Review by Rosa C. in Phoenix, AZ
Project: Test or Evaluate Asbestos Risks
They were prompt, polite and very knowledgable in their profession. There was no him-hawing around. Straight to the point and Johnny-on-the-spot. They had no problem answering whatever questions we had asked and did so succinctly. Their PROFESSIONALISM is outstanding!! As a contractor myself, I feel overwhelmingly confident to refer Horizon to anyone that needs an asbestos abatement service. By the way, Horizon is doing the removal/demo work for us.

Review by Kathy W. in Glendale, AZ
Project: Install Drywall
The other companies wanted to cut corners but this company, is going to do a professional and thorough job.

Review by David T. in Tempe, AZ
Project: Eliminate Asbestos
My wife and I ran into an asbestos problem that needed a quick resolutiion to complete a remodeling project. David Perkins of Horizon contracting provided us with a quote and had a team of employees complete the job the next day. The whole Horizon team was very professional and conscientious.

Review by a homeowner in Mesa, AZ
Project: Test or Evaluate Asbestos Risks
Horizon did a great job.


Review by a homeowner in Tempe, AZ
Project: Test for Toxic Materials & Mold
Arrived on time, looked professional, carried out their duties without disrupting the household & supplied test findings in a few days.


Review by a developer in  Tempe, AZ 

Project: Test or Evaluate Asbestos Risks 

Everything was great, from the initial testing to the final removal of the asbestos in the new commercial property we purchased. I can not thank Horizon Contractors enough for helping us through this process. Will use them again and again.. 


Review by a homeowner in Tempe, AZ
Project: Test or Evaluate Asbestos Risks
Easy and Smooth.

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LOCAL SERVICES

Asbestos Surveys, Inspections, reports for remodel, renovation and demolitions of Residential, and commercials buildings and sites throughout Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert and all of Arizona.