You may need vermiculite removal in Ottawa if you have vermiculite insulation that is contaminated with asbestos. It’s best to assess your
insulation before problems occur.
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At O’Reilly Brothers, we’ll help you determine whether you have vermiculite insulation, and how to proceed if you do. Consult our trained team to determine the potential risks. We can safely remove contaminated vermiculite insulation in a timely manner.
Vermiculite comes from a natural mineral deposit resembling mica. Many companies used vermiculite for insulation purposes because it expands at high temperatures. This odourless material is also lightweight and fire resistant.
However, despite these useful traits, vermiculite presents potential risks that home and building owners should not ignore. From 1929 to 1990, most vermiculite came from an area of Montana that was near asbestos deposits. Because most vermiculite originated from a contaminated source, buildings with vermiculite have a high likelihood of asbestos contamination.
To avoid the health hazards of asbestos, people in buildings with vermiculite should request asbestos testing and then insulation removal if necessary. Before obtaining vermiculite removal for your Ottawa home, you must find out what type of insulation you have.