WHAT IS ASBESTOS?
Asbestos is a collection of 6 minerals which occur naturally in the environment. Known for its strength, heat-resistance and affordability, asbestos become widely used in the world in the 1900s for a variety of applications including industrial, commercial and residential products. Asbestos was extensively used in construction materials from the early 20th century until the late 1970s. It was prevalent in a wide range of products, from insulation to roofing materials.
In the late 1900s, research was shown that exposure to asbestos fibres can cause serious illness and disease including but not limited to asbestos-related lung cancer, mesotheliomas and other deadly effects. In Canada, manufacturers were allowed to sell their remaining stock of friable asbestos-containing materials up until the late 1980s. In 2018, asbestos (with some industry exceptions) was banned from Canada.
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WHAT IS VERMICULITE?
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that is often used in insulation materials due to its fire-resistant properties. It expands when heated, making it an effective insulator.
Vermiculite Containing Asbestos
Some vermiculite insulation products may contain asbestos, a mineral fiber known to cause lung cancer and other health issues when inhaled. Asbestos can be hazardous if disturbed during renovations or removal.
Properties of Vermiculite
One of the distinctive features of vermiculite is its ability to expand when heated. This makes it a valuable material in various industrial applications, including insulation.
Vermiculite is exceptionally lightweight, which makes it an attractive choice for insulation materials.
Due to its high melting point, vermiculite is fire-resistant, making it a popular choice for fireproofing and insulation.
Common Uses of Vermiculite
Vermiculite is often used as an insulation material in buildings and homes. Its low density and high insulation value make it an effective choice for conserving energy.
It is incorporated into various construction materials like plasters, boards, and concrete for fireproofing and insulation.
WHY REMOVE ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS?
During renovation or demolition projects, the potential presence of asbestos becomes a critical concern. Here's why it's imperative to address asbestos before any significant work begins
Common Asbestos-Containing Materials
- VINYL FLOOR TILES & MASTICS
- LINOLEUM TILES
- DRYWALL COMPOUNDS
- MECHANICAL INSULATION
- VERMICULITE INSULATION
- EXTERIOR SIDING
- PLASTER COATINGS
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Why Choose Healthy Environmental?
Expertise and Experience
With over 18 years of industry experience, our team is equipped to handle projects of any scale or complexity. From small-scale removal to large-scale overhauls, we bring precision and professionalism to every job.
Safety is our top priority. We adhere to the highest industry standards and implement strict safety protocols to safeguard both our team members and your property throughout the vermiculite insulation removal process.
We invest in cutting-edge technology to ensure our services are not only efficient but also environmentally responsible. Our removal methods minimize environmental impact and ensure a cleaner, healthier space.
We understand the importance of timelines in removal projects. Our team is committed to completing projects on schedule, without compromising on quality or safety.
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By choosing Healthy Environmental for your renovation or demolition project, you're making a proactive and responsible choice to protect the health and safety of all involved.