Vermiculite is a great compound that can be used in gardens to make sure that the soil stays moist and plants have a better chance to develop. Why would I want to have this type of thing removed? The problem is vermiculite is known for having asbestos. This, of course, can turn vermiculite into something that you are not going to want to have on your property. Having said this, it is not like we will recommend that you go ahead and get a shovel and start digging. The best advice that we could give would be to bring in professionals for the job!
How Do I Know If I Have This Problem?
As we talked about with asbestos in general and mold at times it can be hard to determine what the best course of action is. We would say that the best thing that you can do when coming into a new house or a new business building is to go ahead and have the whole place inspected. That way you will be able to know exactly what the building is made out of. This may seem odd, but there are a lot of people that are not even sure what they are buying. We don’t want that happening to you!
What Is The Main Issue?
The case of Vermiculite is one of the strangest things that we have actually seen happen. Vermiculite in itself is not a dangerous chemical. What happened was most of it was coming from Montana in a specific area where it happened to be contaminated with asbestos. When we say most of it we don’t mean like half and half so it is basically a coin flip what decides if you have a problem or not. Over 80% of the vermiculite that was in the market at one time was coming from this area. Obviously there was a huge chance of you getting infected vermiculite.
What Are My Options?
At the end of the day, all that we can really do for our customers is to try and recommend the best ways to stay safe. In these cases, we are going to suggest a removal more often than not. Then we are going to want to test the area to make sure that there are no traces of any asbestos left. After that, we can help you obtain different types of mulch to come in and take the place of your original substance. It is a bit of a process, but in a couple of weeks, you can have everything back to normal!
All Around Inspections
As with a lot of the services that we provide this is one of those things that you are probably only going to find if you are actually looking for it. The best way to make sure that you are staying safe all of the time is to allow us to provide inspections on your property from time to time to ensure there is no lurking problem. We also offer lead paint removal service.