What Is Vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that is capable of expanding to up to 30 times its original size when heated at very high temperatures. This expansion, as well as the lightweight and fire-resistant properties of vermiculite, made it a common choice for insulation. In fact, vermiculite was used to create insulation for many homes and businesses in the U.S. throughout the 1900s. Fortunately, we are now more aware of the dangerous effects vermiculite can have on our health, and it is no longer used when installing insulation. Kascon LLC can help you avoid being exposed by providing residential and commercial vermiculite removal services and removing this hazardous material from the premises.
Why Is Vermiculite Insulation Dangerous?
Between the 1920s and 1990s, almost all the vermiculite used for insulation came from a single mine near Libby, Montana. It was sold under the name “Zonolite.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t until much later that researchers discovered the Libby mine contained asbestos, which then contaminated much of the vermiculite in the mine before it was removed and used to make insulation. As a result, a large percentage of vermiculite insulation has asbestos in it, causing health problems for those exposed to it.
Does Your Home or Business Have Vermiculite Insulation in It?
If you suspect that your home or business might have vermiculite insulation, don’t hesitate to call on a company like Kascon LLC for assistance. Equipped with more than a decade of experience in handling hazardous materials, we will send one of our specialists to inspect your property for the presence of vermiculite insulation. If it is detected, we can then discuss the deployment of our vermiculite removal services.
Our Vermiculite Removal Process
Effective vermiculite removal is a service best left to the skilled professionals at Kascon LLC. With a strict process set in place, we quickly and delicately get to work to ensure the vermiculite is eradicated from your property without disturbing any present asbestos. Our goal is to help create a safer, healthier environment for our clients—one that does not include the presence of hazardous materials.
Call Kascon LLC at 315-861-2211 to schedule vermiculite removal service in your home or business today.