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Does All Vermiculite Insulation Contain Asbestos?

Posted on February 14, 2024 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

No, not all vermiculite insulation contains asbestos. However, there is a significant geographical context to consider regarding vermiculite insulation and asbestos contamination that must be considered when determining the likelihood of contamination in your vermiculite. Most vermiculite insulation sold in the United States and Canada from the 1940s to the 1990s came from the Libby
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Popcorn Ceilings: Not Your Average Movie Snack!

Posted on February 07, 2024 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Movie snack? ….not quite…. but stay with me… Now that I have your undivided attention, let’s get to the task at hand here; Popcorn ceilings, once a popular interior design choice, have been a staple in many homes since the mid-20th century. Popcorn ceilings are known for their ability to conceal imperfections and reduce echoes,
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Understanding Asbestos Containing Insulation

Posted on January 10, 2024 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Understanding asbestos containing insulation is important for any homeowner, as it was once a key component of insulation materials in the home due to its fire-resistant properties. While asbestos use in insulation has stopped over the years due to its health hazards, some older structures may still have asbestos-containing insulation. In this blog post, we’ll
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Asbestos: Understanding its Touch-Safe Nature

Posted on January 02, 2024 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Is asbestos safe to touch? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral synonymous health concerns that has a surprising characteristic — it is safe to touch in its undisturbed state! Contrary to its infamous reputation for being hazardous, asbestos, when intact and not airborne, poses minimal risk upon light physical contact. Touching asbestos safely stems from
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Asbestos in Drywall Mud or Joint Compound

Posted on December 20, 2023 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

When it comes to home construction and renovation, the presence of asbestos has been a concerning issue for decades. While many people are aware of asbestos in insulation or older flooring materials, there’s another hidden culprit often overlooked: drywall joint compound. This seemingly innocuous material has historically contained asbestos, posing potential health risks for homeowners
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The Natural Origin of Asbestos

Posted on December 12, 2023 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Asbestos, a term that invokes caution and concern due to its known health risks, is often associated with man-made products and its adverse effects on human health. However, the story of asbestos is not solely confined to its industrial use; it originates from nature itself. Contrary to popular belief, asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in the earth’s crust, comprising various silicate minerals that form thin, fibrous crystals. Understanding its natural origin helps shed light on its presence and potential hazards.

Asbestos in Stucco: Uncovering the Hidden Danger

Posted on November 15, 2023 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Stucco is a popular and versatile building material used for both interior and exterior surfaces of homes and buildings. It’s known for its durability, insulation properties, and aesthetic appeal. However, what many people don’t realize is that stucco, especially in older structures, might contain a hidden danger: asbestos. In this blog post, we’ll explore the
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Asbestos: How do I know if I have it in my vinyl tile (VCT) flooring?

Posted on October 12, 2023 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Identifying asbestos in vinyl flooring can be challenging because it often looks like regular vinyl flooring. The only way to confirm asbestos presence is through testing in a laboratory setting, as asbestos is a microscopic material that cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, there are some signs and characteristics that may suggest your vinyl flooring could contain asbestos

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Differences Between Types of Asbestos

Posted on December 15, 2017 by in Asbestos | Comments (0)

Something we hear fairly often from people with pro-asbestos interests is that different types of asbestos are more or less dangerous. They suggest that while some types of asbestos should be completely avoided, others are safe to use in homes and businesses. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of asbestos. Asbestos
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