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How Vermiculite Can Affect The Health And Resale Value Of Your Home

Professional Vermiculite Testing And Removal Can Rid Your Toronto Property Of The Problem

Vermiculite testing will confirm whether or not your home has an asbestos problem, which will ultimately affect your health and resale value.

Vermiculite was approved for installation under the Canadian Home Insulation Program (CHIP) that provided grants to homeowners who improved energy efficiency in their property between 1977 and 1984. It was thus, used in many homes. Health Canada believes that approximately 250,000 Canadian homes built during that time contain vermiculite.

By itself, the mica-like material is safe but contact with asbestos (a cancer causing substance) in the Libby mine in Montana (between 1920 and 1990) raised a health alert as it was a major supplier of vermiculite in North America.

If your home was constructed in this time period, the risk of asbestos contamination is relatively high.

Prolonged exposure to large amounts has been linked to several serious ailments including:
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma- a form of cancer that invades the lining of the chest and abdomen
  • Asbestosis - lung inflammation and build-up that can cause coughing, difficulty breathing, and permanent lung damage
  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal and gastrointestinal cancers, and
  • Abnormalities (like thickening and calcification) in the lining of the chest cavity


In addition to putting your own health (and that of your family) at risk, the possibility of asbestos on your property will affect buyer interest and the value of your home at the time of resale. Once potential buyers know you have vermiculite insulation that could contain asbestos, they might push for a lower price or worse still, simply walk away.

There is no need to panic. You don’t know for sure if you have an asbestos problem. Moreover, not all vermiculite insulation in Toronto needs removal.  According to Health Canada, some insulation might just need to be sealed. Only vermiculite testing however can determine the extent of the problem as well as the solution.

Templar Mould/Asbestos Analysis & Removal Services offers detailed vermiculite testing for Toronto homes. Our licensed inspectors will use advanced equipment to determine whether or not you have an asbestos problem. All findings will be confirmed by an independent laboratory to ensure maximum accuracy of results. Based on the report, we will then devise a customized vermiculite removal plan to make your home a clean and safe place to live in. 

If you are looking for a reliable Toronto vermiculite testing company, call Templar Mould today at 647-694-4279.

Contact Templar today - 416-209-4857 - and get 10% OFF any Mould & Asbestos/Vermiculite Inspection and Analysis when you choose Templar Mould / Asbestos Analysis & Removal Services.

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