Vermiculite Insulation in Attics in St. Louis

What Exactly is Vermiculite?

Vermiculite is a mineral that when it is heated can expand and creates a pocket of air.  When this occurs – it does not burn, leading to the idea behind using vermiculite for insulation purposes. Although vermiculite is not a health hazard alone, vermiculite insulation contains dangerous asbestos fibers in it.

Vermiculite Insulation was considered to be perfect for attics in residential homes or even some commercial storage areas because of its fire resistance qualities, absorption characteristics, and its lightweight.

Does My Attic Contain Vermiculite Insulation?

It is possible. Some studies show that in the 1980s, almost 1 million American homes contained this type of insulation. Beware of the name Zolonite products, which contain vermiculite insulation. If your property uses any of this type of insulation, there is a very high chance it has asbestos in it. Don’t completely panic yet if you discover you have this type of insulation in your attic. No contamination may be occuring in your home, which depends on where it is installed.

Precautions For Minor Renovations:

  • Wear gloves, goggles or other eye protectors, and HEPA respirator
  • Do not remove insulation yourself
  • Tape off rooms to where the contamination resides
  • Open a window in the room
  • Use a HEPA vacuum to get things that can’t be wiped
  • More extensive renovations should involve coordinating with ABC Contracting

Give us a call today @ (314) 582-3611 for Treatment of Vermiculite Insulation in Attics

Do not wait till something terrible happens from the dangers of asbestos. Take action today and save those who are at risk from harmful exposure of asbestos fibers. If you have any questions or concerns, we would love to help and offer inspection and removal services to your home or business.

Asbestos dangers include health issues such as asbestosis lung disease and Mesothelioma lung or abdominal cancer. It is crucial to get a handle on asbestos as soon as possible.