Blog submitted by Shield Foundation Repair in Edmonton
Homebuilders commonly used vermiculite insulation in the walls and attics of homes before about 1990.
Roughly 70% of all vermiculite insulation before this time carries the risk of asbestos contamination. Therefore, when your inspector or contractor tells you your home or business has vermiculite insulation and asbestos, they confirm asbestos; all work must stop. The removal job falls to an abatement specialist for asbestos removal in Edmonton.
The process involves cordoning off the affected area from the rest of the house. Then, a crew with shovels and bags and a substantial amount of time to complete the job.
Meet the Vector 1 HEPA vacuum!
Introducing the newest member to the Shield Remediation team. Our new Vector 1 is a state-of-the-art HEPA vacuum and, to our knowledge, the largest one in Alberta.
This monster can operate at more than 2000 CFM. That means we can remove vermiculite and other contaminants faster and safer. In fact, there will be a time savings of as much as 80% versus traditional methods.
What does this mean for you?
With far less downtime than other Edmonton asbestos removal, you can get back to work finishing your project with minimal delays.
In addition, HEPA filtration minimizes dangerous air particulates, resulting in a significantly safer work environment and minimal residual danger to your property.
If you believe you have vermiculite insulation and your home was built before 1990, contact Shield Remediation (we do asbestos inspections too!) at 780 760 4900 or by completing our online contact form.