Vermiculite Removal Victoria: Safe Removal
Vermiculite is a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral. Vermiculite is a type of insulation that is common in the attics of older homes and is often asbestos containing.
While undisturbed vermiculite does not present an immediate concern, many insurers will charge extra if your attic contains it, and some may not even insure you at all. Also, if you are planning on selling your house, home inspectors will note vermiculite, lowering the value of your home. On the positive side, once it is removed, you can add much more effective forms of insulation worry-free, increasing your home heating efficiency and increasing the value of your home.
MOST homeowners are aware of the risks associated with asbestos insulation found on steam and hot water pipes and on heating plants in basements and boiler rooms. Relatively few are aware, however, of another possible source of asbestos in the home – as a contaminant in an insulation product known as vermiculite, the stuff used for years by gardeners as a moisture-retaining additive for potting soil and insulation in your ceilings.
While it is not yet clear how much of that vermiculite is contaminated with asbestos — or, if it is, to what degree — it is reasonable to suspect that most vermiculite in homes contains at least some asbestos.
Vermiculite becomes contaminated with asbestos because the two minerals form under the same geological conditions. Exposure to any product that can release asbestos fibers into the air and is potentially dangerous.
Thus, why vermiculite removal is essential to your health. Traditionally, vermiculite removal has been an expensive and time-consuming process. Workers would hand-bag all insulation into small 6mm poly bags, clean them off, pass them through a thorough decontamination process, and then carry them through the home to the outside. Fortunately, Hazpro has a better solution. With our innovative Hazvac machine, we substantially reduce the time and manpower necessary for safe vermiculite removal. Using a roof vent for access, our Hazvac sucks out all contaminated insulation and bags it outside, in a fraction of the time.
No other company can match Hazpro’s speed and efficiency for vermiculite removal — For top-quality remediation services and vermiculite removal in Victoria and Nanaimo BC contact the team at Hazpro Environmental today!