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    Vermiculite Removal

    Vermiculite is a form of asbestos-containing insulating material. It’s important to note that not all vermiculite is asbestos-free. Vermiculite is a natural mineral that was used predominantly between the late 1920s to the late 1970s. Some vermiculite mines contained asbestos, whereas others did not. This is why, if vermiculite is present in your property, you should test it. Because of the health benefits of asbestos, vermiculite insulation is used in many homes.

    Vermiculite removal is a time-consuming process that should be handled by asbestos professionals to ensure that asbestos does not cross-contaminate the property and cause a health concern to individuals who are exposed. To protect their own and the homeowners’ safety, certified technicians must adhere to industry norms and regulations.

    Vermiculite insulation is no longer used, however, mines that produce vermiculite for other reasons still exist. These mines are examined on a regular basis for the presence of asbestos.

    Long-term asbestos exposure is extremely dangerous to one’s health. When the fibers within the asbestos are disturbed and released, the body breathes it in, trapping them in the lungs. This can lead to lung scarring and in extreme cases – cancer. It is important to keep an eye on the condition of any asbestos-containing material to ensure that it does not become airborne.

    What to Do If Your House Has Vermiculite

    If you suspect your home, property, or office may contain vermiculite, you should have it inspected by an asbestos-certified inspector.

    If vermiculite is discovered, it should be tested to see if asbestos is present. Extra attention is needed if the vermiculite has been disturbed.

    Insulation removal, especially Vermiculite insulation, should be handled by professionals who have the necessary skills and insurance for this type of work.

    Asbestos removal is a difficult and time-consuming process. It must be handled by a licensed and qualified contractor. When working with asbestos, extreme caution is needed to prevent workers from inhaling the fibers. Below are pictures of the experts at CPR24 Restoration preparing a home for an asbestos removal project. We use a strict procedure to prevent cross-contamination by sealing and covering any impacted or potentially affected areas.

    If you suspect vermiculite in your home, call immediately CPR24 Restoration at (416) 551-8287.