Vermiculite insulation was once touted as a miracle product thanks to its fire-resistant and superior insulation properties. In the 1970s and 1980s, vermiculite insulation was installed in hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across Canada.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, when vermiculate is heated, it expands into worm-like or accordion-like pieces and may release asbestos fibres. Each time you breathe asbestos fibres into your lungs, you increase the chance of developing health problems, including cancer.
If you discover vermiculate insulation in your facility, stay away from it — if it’s left untouched there is minimal or no risk at all, as the asbestos fibres must be airborne to be inhaled. Instead, contact the FERRO team for the efficient removal of all vermiculate insulation. Only specially trained and certified crews safeguard your family’s health and safety throughout the entire process, removing all traces of asbestos using external industrial strength vacuums, sealed hoses and heavy duty filtration.
A member of the Environmental Abatement Council of Canada, FERRO Canada prides itself on being one of Toronto’s most dedicated, environmentally conscious asbestos removal companies. We are 100% committed to ensuring that your home or business is safe and clean, and we will not rest until we know a job is done properly. We handle every task with the professional efficiency that our clients have come to expect from us.
If you’re looking to breath easier, FERRO can be on-site and on-call 24/7 by calling our C.R.A.S.H. Team at 1-877-429-7760.