Numerous materials, including vermiculite, may contain asbestos. Our asbestos removal professionals travelled to Glasgow to demolish a
home that contained asbestos-containing insulation. We conducted an inspection and sealed up the area prior to performing any removal.
After removing the vermiculite, we restored the insulation and conducted another air sample and test to guarantee the space was now
What Is Vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a mineral that is used in a variety of applications, including construction, insulation, and gardening. It is still used as
insulation, particularly in attic insulation. It is a lightweight material that is resistant to fire, absorbent, and typically odourless. When found
in insulation, it is typically pebble-like in appearance, similar to little pieces of popcorn, and has a light brown or gold tint.
If your attic has vermiculite insulation, it’s reasonable to believe the substance contains asbestos. Asbestos is imperceptible to the human
eye and is therefore only detectable by professionals. If you’re unsure whether the insulation in your home is made of vermiculite, it’s best
to avoid touching it until it’s confirmed.
While it is suggested that vermiculite not be removed if it is found in your attic, walls, or floors, we believe that you can never be too safe
and should have it removed by a professional. Until an asbestos removal company arrives, handle it as you would any other dangerous
fibre in your home; avoid entering the area where it is located; and avoid disturbing the vermiculite. We remove asbestos-containing
insulation in the same way that we would remove asbestos-containing flooring or ceiling materials.
Removal of Asbestos in the Greater Glasgow Area
For over 30 years, Asbestos Removal 247 has been the premier asbestos removal company in the Glasgow area. Our mission is to keep
your family and business safe from asbestos and mould growth.
If you believe you have asbestos in your home, contact us now to schedule an examination and price for its safe removal.
Posted on July 14, 2021.
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