Vermiculite testing is designed to detect this mineral that is found in some building insulation materials. Building insulation, found mainly in ceilings and walls, may contain asbestos. This is the case with vermiculite formerly sold under the Zonolite brand and possibly other brands as well.
Preventing negative consequences thanks to vermiculite testing
Whenever it is handled or moved, insulation containing vermiculite can release asbestos fibres in the air. If inhaled, these fibres can cause health problems, including lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases.
The presence of asbestos fibres can also bring about severe financial consequences, for example, the need to undertake major and costly work as part of a real-estate transaction.
According to Health Canada, buildings with vermiculite insulation may contain asbestos. To find out if that is the case, you need to call for vermiculite testing.
Carrying out vermiculite testing
Our technician will go to your house or site to collect samples in a safe manner in compliance with stringent standards. Vermiculite testing is performed at our laboratory. A report, issued and signed by a specialist, is sent to you in less than a week. We will also provide effective and cost-effective solutions if vermiculite testing detects the presence of harmful fibres.
To ask for vermiculite testing, contact us today at 1 888 533-9996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.