MANY ONTARIO HOMES CONTAIN VERMICULITE ATTIC INSULATION
What is Vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a volcanic mineral that is fire-resistant and has strong insulation properties. Vermiculite mined from the Libby Mine, Montana was found to be contaminated with asbestos.
Hundreds of loads of contaminated material was sent to processing plants across Canada. Almost half of the vermiculite from the Libby Mine is estimated to have been sold as attic insulation from 1940-1984 and can be found in homes across Ontario.
Vermiculite is extremely friable — easily crumbled — and can release a high number of asbestos fibres in the air when disturbed even if the concentration of asbestos is considered very low.
Vermiculite Testing & Removal
If you suspect you have vermiculite, hire Healthy Environmental to perform professional testing. Asbestos concentrations in vermiculite are not uniform, causing difficulty in analysis and false negatives. Healthy Environental performs material sampling following MOL Reg. 278/05.
Healthy Environmental is one of the only full-service companies specializing in vermiculite extraction. Our state of the art industrial vacuum system ensures the vermiculite is removed under efficiently and effectively.