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Vermiculite Insulation Carson Dunlop Home Inspection

2014-1-28  If the attic or walls of a house contain vermiculite insulation, leave it alone. Avoid disturbing the material. Do not sweep it or vacuum it up. Do not store belongings in the attic. If work is planned that involves these areas, for example installing potlights in a room below the attic,

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Vermiculite Insulation YG Home Inspection Services

2016-3-1  If you have never seen vermiculite insulating an attic, you may have seen it in potting soil. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral worldwide. When heated rapidly to high temperatures, this crystalline mineral expands into low density, accordion-like, golden brown strands. In fact, its worm-like shape is what gives vermiculite its name.

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Vermiculite and Your Home Inspection

2019-3-25  Vermiculite is a hydrated magnesium aluminum silicate mineral which is mined and appears very similar to mica (see attached photo). It can be found in various parts of the world and is used in many different applications, including attic insulation in older homes.

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Vermiculite Insulation - Welcome to the Home

Vermiculite is a very lightweight material, which made it a popular choice for thermal insulation from the 1920s to the mid-80s. It was used primarily as attic insulation- vermiculite was poured between attic joists and wall studs in areas where other types of thermal insulation would be difficult or impossible to install.

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Vermiculite Insulation - Pro-Tech Home Inspection

2019-2-14  If you’re able to find an empty bag of insulation left up in your attic space or receipt of the insulation purchased, you may be able to identify asbestos contaminated vermiculite used in your home.

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Vermiculite Insulation - Canadian Home Inspection

What is Vermiculite? Vermiculite is a silver-gold to gray-brown mineral that is flat and shiny in its natural state. When heated to around 1000 degrees C, it pops (or puffs up) which creates pockets of air. This expanded form, and the fact that vermiculite does not burn, made the material suitable as an additive, for example to potting soil.

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Vermiculite - asbestos inspection service

Vermiculite is found in many older homes -- particularly in the form of loose attic insulation. Although not all vermiculite contains asbestos, some products were made with vermiculite that contained asbestos until the early 1990s. It's commercial uses include: Open fireplaces. High-temperature or refractory insulation.

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Vermiculite Insulation and IAQ - floridaiaq

2020-12-3  Vermiculite is a mica-like mineral that was used as insulation in many houses and commercial buildings (sometimes marketed as “zonolite”) between 1920 and the early 1990s. When heated, it expands like “popcorn” into a loose, lightweight

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Vermiculite Insulation: Is it Really a Risk if it's in the ...

2016-7-25  If there’s any evidence of vermiculite insulation, advise clients to leave it alone and get a professional assessment. Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust knows how to test and handle it safely. When inspecting attics where Zonolite may be present, be sure to wear a respirator or, at the very least, a dust mask to protect the lungs from the potential asbestos in the air.

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What to Look For: DIY Checks and Inspections About ...

2021-6-18  Some attics have vermiculite insulation, which may contain asbestos. Vermiculite is a lightweight, pea-size, flaky gray mineral. Do not disturb vermiculite insulation unless you have had it tested by an approved lab to be sure that it does not contain asbestos. Contact your local health department for the name of an approved lab.

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Vermiculite and Your Home Inspection

2019-3-25  Vermiculite is a hydrated magnesium aluminum silicate mineral which is mined and appears very similar to mica (see attached photo). It can be found in various parts of the world and is used in many different applications, including attic insulation in older homes.

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Vermiculite Insulation - Welcome to the Home

Vermiculite is a very lightweight material, which made it a popular choice for thermal insulation from the 1920s to the mid-80s. It was used primarily as attic insulation- vermiculite was poured between attic joists and wall studs in areas where other types of thermal insulation would be difficult or impossible to install.

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Vermiculite Insulation Lighthouse Inspections

Vermiculite Insulation Information. Vermiculite is a type of insulation material that was installed in Canadian homes from as far back as the 1920’s until around 1990. It is odourless, extremely fire resistant, lightweight, easy to install and has excellent insulation

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Vermiculite and Asbestos Insulation – Pearl Inspection

2018-5-8  Vermiculite and Asbestos Insulation. Vermiculite is a mica-like mineral mined around the world and used in a variety of commercial and consumer products from 1919 to 1990. Vermiculite is a lightweight, odorless and fire-resistant material that has been used in numerous applications, such as insulation for attics and walls.

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Vermiculite Insulation – Ridgeview Home Inspections

Vermiculite from the Libby mine in Montana, USA (which at its peak accounted for 70% of the worlds vermiculite production) is known to contain high levels of amphibolic asbestos. Extracted from the mine between 1920 and 1990, this vermiculite insulation was sold in large bags mainly, but not exclusively, under the trademark Zonolite® Attic ...

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Vermiculite Insulation and IAQ - floridaiaq

2020-12-3  Vermiculite is a mica-like mineral that was used as insulation in many houses and commercial buildings (sometimes marketed as “zonolite”) between 1920 and the early 1990s. When heated, it expands like “popcorn” into a loose, lightweight

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Vermiculite / Zonolite Insulation discoverednow

2016-9-19  Vermiculite does have its dangers R ecently while conducting a home inspection in Amherstburg I came across a property that had vermiculite as insulation. Upon first sight, it seems quite alarming. I remembered my training and undisturbed vermiculite is non harmful.

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Lessons Learned: Vermiculite insulation REM Real ...

2007-8-22  Lessons Learned: Vermiculite insulation. Aug 22, 2007. 0. By Patty-Lou Bryant ... I do not remember another reference to asbestos in the home inspection seminar. However, the word asbestos reared its frightening head when I listed a home built during the 1950s. It was a well-cared-for character home with charm and an enormous backyard, and ...

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Vermiculite Inspection Services Dudley Services Inc ...

of insulation... not thinking that it could be harmful to human life. Here is a microscopic view of a single piece of vermiculite. Each piece of vermiculite has hundreds of layers where toxic Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA) fibers and other types of asbestos fibers were "geologically" lodged for millions of years.

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Facts About Vermiculite Insulation -

With the upsurge in home ownership during the baby boom, vermiculite insulation was a popular material in the 1950’s, and continued with the energy crisis into the late 1970’s. In Canada, it was one of the insulating materials allowed under the Canadian Home Insulation Program from

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Vermiculite and Your Home Inspection

2019-3-25  Vermiculite is a hydrated magnesium aluminum silicate mineral which is mined and appears very similar to mica (see attached photo). It can be found in various parts of the world and is used in many different applications, including attic insulation in older homes.

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Vermiculite Insulation - Grassroots® The Inspection ...

2015-7-8  Vermiculite that’s used in attics is a pour-in-place, gravel looking, insulation that’s usually light brown or gold in colour. Property owners, building maintenance personnel and those involved in real estate transaction process should be aware of the presence of vermiculite insulation and give careful consideration to its impact on the ...

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Vermiculite and Asbestos Insulation – Pearl Inspection

2018-5-8  Vermiculite and Asbestos Insulation. Vermiculite is a mica-like mineral mined around the world and used in a variety of commercial and consumer products from 1919 to 1990. Vermiculite is a lightweight, odorless and fire-resistant material that has been used in numerous applications, such as insulation for attics and walls.

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Vermiculite Insulation Lighthouse Inspections

Vermiculite Insulation Information. Vermiculite is a type of insulation material that was installed in Canadian homes from as far back as the 1920’s until around 1990. It is odourless, extremely fire resistant, lightweight, easy to install and has excellent insulation

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Vermiculite Insulation - TheHomeInspector

"Vermiculite ore from that mine did come into Canada, but all vermiculite-based products, in terms of insulation, are really only in about less than two per cent of Canadian homes," says Paul Glover, director general of the safe environments program.

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Vermiculite Inspection Services Dudley Services Inc ...

of insulation... not thinking that it could be harmful to human life. Here is a microscopic view of a single piece of vermiculite. Each piece of vermiculite has hundreds of layers where toxic Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA) fibers and other types of asbestos fibers were "geologically" lodged for millions of years.

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Lessons Learned: Vermiculite insulation REM Real ...

2007-8-22  Lessons Learned: Vermiculite insulation. Aug 22, 2007. 0. By Patty-Lou Bryant ... I do not remember another reference to asbestos in the home inspection seminar. However, the word asbestos reared its frightening head when I listed a home built during the 1950s. It was a well-cared-for character home with charm and an enormous backyard, and ...

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Vermiculite - FYI Home Inspections

Vermiculite is a mica-like silver-gold to gray-brown mineral that is mined around the world. In its natural state Vermiculite is flat and shiny. When heated to around 1000 degrees C, it puffs up creating pockets of air. This expanded form is used in a variety of commercial

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Vermiculite - General Inspection Discussion -

2019-4-25  The attic at today’s home was insulated with vermiculite. It was a foreclosed home with a drop down stairway so it was previously being used for storage. There were three unopened bags of unused vermiculite near the opening. I thought the “cartoon” pictures showing how to install the product was classic. Also see the “benefits” of the product printed on the bag.

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Vermiculite Insulation: Hathaway Environmental

Replacing your vermiculite insulation with fiberglass blown-in insulation or spray foam can improve your building's efficiency. Call today for a free estimate on vermiculite attic insulation removal in Cleveland, OH and surrounding areas. Ask us how you can save up to 4,000 dollars off your abatement process with the Zonolite trust fund!

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Vermiculite Insulation - Grassroots® The Inspection ...

2015-7-8  Vermiculite that’s used in attics is a pour-in-place, gravel looking, insulation that’s usually light brown or gold in colour. Property owners, building maintenance personnel and those involved in real estate transaction process should be aware of the presence of vermiculite insulation and give careful consideration to its impact on the ...

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Vermiculite Insulation - TheHomeInspector

"Vermiculite ore from that mine did come into Canada, but all vermiculite-based products, in terms of insulation, are really only in about less than two per cent of Canadian homes," says Paul Glover, director general of the safe environments program.

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VERMICULITE INSULATION

With the upsurge in home ownership during the baby boom, vermiculite insulation was a popular material in the 1950’s, and continued with the energy crisis into the late 1970’s. In Canada, it was one of the insulating materials allowed under the Canadian Home Insulation Program from

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Vermiculite Insulation – Ridgeview Home Inspections

Vermiculite from the Libby mine in Montana, USA (which at its peak accounted for 70% of the worlds vermiculite production) is known to contain high levels of amphibolic asbestos. Extracted from the mine between 1920 and 1990, this vermiculite insulation was sold in large bags mainly, but not exclusively, under the trademark Zonolite® Attic ...

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vermiculite insulation Archives - Charles Buell ...

2011-10-25  Vermiculite insulation is one of those materials, commonly found in the home in the Northwest, that can contain Asbestos—-depending on where it was mined. While the only way to know for sure is to have it tested, that is no longer the “current recommendation.” Typical vermiculite

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Vermiculite Inspection Services Dudley Services Inc ...

of insulation... not thinking that it could be harmful to human life. Here is a microscopic view of a single piece of vermiculite. Each piece of vermiculite has hundreds of layers where toxic Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA) fibers and other types of asbestos fibers were "geologically" lodged for millions of years.

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Lessons Learned: Vermiculite insulation REM Real ...

2007-8-22  Lessons Learned: Vermiculite insulation. Aug 22, 2007. 0. By Patty-Lou Bryant ... I do not remember another reference to asbestos in the home inspection seminar. However, the word asbestos reared its frightening head when I listed a home built during the 1950s. It was a well-cared-for character home with charm and an enormous backyard, and ...

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Vermiculite - FYI Home Inspections

Vermiculite is a mica-like silver-gold to gray-brown mineral that is mined around the world. In its natural state Vermiculite is flat and shiny. When heated to around 1000 degrees C, it puffs up creating pockets of air. This expanded form is used in a variety of commercial

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Vermiculite - Legault-Dubois Inspection batiment

2021-6-16  La vermiculite en provenance de la mine de Libby au Montana est reconnue pour contenir un taux élevé d’amiante amphibolique. Extrait de cette mine entre 1920 et 1990, cet isolant de vermiculite se vendait principalement, mais pas exclusivement, sous la marque Zonolite® Attic Insulation.

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Vermiculite Class Action Suit Settled – Tiger Home ...

Vermiculite Class Action Suit Settled. Finally, it was announced in April 2015 that a major manufacturer of Vermiculite Insulation –W.R.Grace – has completed a settlement and developed a Trust for which homeowners may be able to make a claim for Asbestos containing Vermiculite

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