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Vermiculite removal and decontamination

DIs your attic insulated with vermiculite?

Do you fear for your family’s health? Are you looking for a solution to remove and decontaminate vermiculite?

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Don't worry, it is easy for our specialists to remove the vermiculite, decontaminate, and re-insulate attics with blown wool or polyurethane (your choice). This type of work can be done quickly by our certified professionals without hassle for you and your family. We know that it can be disturbing having people working around your house, that is why we strive to remediate the situation as quickly and professionally as possible.

With our specialized equipment and our experience in the manner, you will not have to worry any more.


What is vermiculite exactly?

Vermiculite is a lightweight material that has long been used as an insulator in eaves, walls, and under basement floors.

Vermiculite, marketed in Canada under the name Zonolite between 1920 and 1990, is a hazardous mineral containing asbestos. This insulation is dangerous for the health of people living around it.

The homes affected by this problem are mainly those built or renovated between 1920 and 1995, throughout Quebec, Canada and the United States.

Why do you need to remove vermiculite?

Vermiculite needs to be removed and decontaminated as the asbestos fibers present in it can cause serious lung diseases, such as asbestosis and cancer. In order to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos spores, it is advisable to avoid moving the vermiculite insulation, for instance during construction work or when going in the attic. Buying a house with vermiculite shouldn't scare you.

Acheter une maison avec de la vermiculite ne devrait pas vous faire peur.

Vermiculite contamination in a property for sale

Health is important to everyone. Therefore, the presence of vermiculite affects the value of your property. Many buyers have a near zero tolerance level for asbestos. Some potential buyers intend to do major house remodeling that will disrupt the insulation. It is important to mention the presence of vermiculite during the process of selling your property so as not to be accused of hiding defects.

After that, it is up to you to decide whether you prefer to take the responsibility to hire professionals yourself before the house is sold or whether you leave this task to the buyers, even if it means selling for less. If you decide to have the work done before the house is sold, make sure the company which will proceed to the removal and decontamination has the required certifications and that they guarantee their work.

Beware of prices that are too good to be true as some companies charge less but they have no certifications and do not guarantee their work! It leaves people thinking they are saving money, but if the work has not been done correctly, the process must be done all over again.

Vermiculite decontamination guidelines

It is strongly recommended not to attempt to remove vermiculite yourself. In fact, by doing this, you expose yourself to the risk of serious health problems in addition to the risk of contaminating your entire home, which will increase the costs of decontamination carried out by professionals.

In order to properly decontaminate a home of vermiculite, you first need to professionally set up a containment zone to protect the other rooms from getting contaminated.

Subsequently, the vermiculite should be removed using specialized equipment.

Post-decontamination, we advise our clients to have an air test carried out to ensure that there is no more presence of asbestos spores in the air before the re-insulation stage.

We guarantee the work we perform so if the air test still detects spores, we resume the decontamination process.

For this reason, it is important to test the air before installing the new insulation.

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