Ask for a Professional Vermiculite Analysis
Vermiculite analysis by a certified inspector can help determine if your vermiculite insulation needs to be removed or not. While vermiculite is not harmful by itself, contact with asbestos in the Libby mines where 70 percent of the material came from in the 1990s raised health concerns about prolonged exposure. The mica-like mineral was used in many household, garden and construction products, especially insulation.
Why is asbestos-vermiculite insulation a problem?
Contact or exposure to high concentrations of asbestos has been known to cause many serious illnesses including:
- Asbestosis: A scarring of the lungs which makes breathing difficult
- Mesothelioma: A rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity caused by prolonged (and high concentration) exposure to asbestos
- Lung cancer
- Asbestosis Pleural Disease: A non-malignant disease that causes scarring of the thin membranes lining the lung and chest
It is important to understand that not all vermiculite insulation (including that which contains asbestos) needs removal. Remediation depends on the amount of asbestos present and the condition of the insulation. Asbestos only poses a problem when its fibres are present in the air and can be breathed in by you. The tiny fibres can settle in your lungs and remain there for a very long time causing you to get very sick.
Why you need vermiculite analysis
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Why call upon Templar for household mould prevention?
Confirms if you have a problemProfessional vermiculite analysis eliminates the guesswork and unnecessary stress by confirming if at all you have an asbestos problem. An established vermiculite insulation removal service will also verify all findings through an independent laboratory to ensure maximum accuracy of results.
Helps formulate an effective vermiculite removal planVermiculite analysis is critical to determining the right approach. If the asbestos is tightly bound and in no danger of being released into the air there is no need to have your insulation removed. It is preferable not to disturb it and just have it sealed instead. This can also help save you the unnecessary expense of vermiculite insulation removal.
Reduces your risk of asbestos-related ailmentsHomes and businesses that are more than 20 years old run a high risk of having asbestos-vermiculite insulation. This increases your chance of getting ill. Asbestos is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) and should be removed immediately. A vermiculite analysis is the only way to find out if your insulation is making you sick.
Templar Environmental Services/Asbestos Analysis & Removal Services are certified IAC2 indoor air consultants and trained in asbestos inspection and removal. Our vermiculite analysis is conducted by trained and experienced inspectors who will confirm if you truly have an asbestos problem. This highly accurate testing using latest equipment helps us formulate a safe and effective vermiculite insulation removal plan.