Vermiculite Analysis Will Determine If You Have A Problem
Is vermiculite dangerous? Not by itself. It became a concern only when it was believed to have come into contact with asbestos, a cancer-causing substance. Note that not all vermiculite contains asbestos. The only way to determine if a vermiculite product (like your insulation) has been contaminated by the carcinogen is through a detailed vermiculite analysis by qualified inspectors.
What Is Vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a safe, naturally-occurring, granular mineral composed of shiny flakes that look like mica. It was used in numerous products, including some gardening items and as insulation for attics and walls. As a result, many older Toronto homes have vermiculite insulation. If you want to know whether the one in your house can be a problem, schedule a vermiculite analysis right away.
Why Do You Need Vermiculite Analysis In Toronto?
Vermiculite analysis involves testing products like your insulation to determine if it contains asbestos. This test should be done only by licensed professionals as they have been trained in what to look out for and to conduct the analysis in a safe and efficient manner. You should never attempt to examine the insulation yourself as without the right tools and safety gear you could be putting yourself in harm’s way.
In addition to letting you know if your Toronto property has an asbestos problem, vermiculite analysis also helps make important decisions about remediation. Not all vermiculite insulation that contains asbestos needs to be removed. Sometimes it is preferable to seal it and leave it untouched. In such cases the vermiculite analysis can save you the stress and expense associated with asbestos remediation.
The important thing to remember is that it is not possible to know the difference without testing. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if you have vermiculite insulation in your home or business building, you should assume that it may be contaminated with asbestos and take steps to protect occupants from asbestos exposure. Vermiculite analysis is the first important step in this process.
Templar Environmental Services/Asbestos Analysis & Removal Services offers detailed vermiculite analysis for Toronto properties. Our certified inspectors use their expertise and advanced equipment to provide highly accurate reports. All findings are confirmed by an independent laboratory to ensure maximum accuracy.
If you are looking for an experienced Toronto vermiculite analysis and testing company, call Templar Environmental Services today at 647-694-4279.