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Asbestos Insulation

wingnut_bandido | Posted in General Questions on

Hello, im wondering if anyone can tell me if the insulation in my property is asbestos or any other harmful blend or just old fill, the property was built in 1974 in western australia.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. bongo30 | | #1

    Is it vermiculite? You can have it tested.

  2. wingnut_bandido | | #2

    I dont think so, its quite fluffy and has a bit of a shine to the fibres when applying direct light to them.

    I have done some looking and can see there is a lab testing facility nearby.

    Thanks for your response.

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    BILL WICHERS | | #3

    That looks more like dirty loose fill (blown) fiberglass to me. It's really hard to tell from a pic though.

    Vermiculite is the insulation that can have issues with contaminants. It looks "sparkly" when the light is right, since it has shiny flakes in it like little shards of mica. If it's old and dirty it might not sparkle as much though. If you have any doubt, have an enviornmental company test it. A lab test will tell you for certain what you have.


  4. walta100 | | #4

    Seems like the smart move is to pay a for a lab test with a report.

    That way you will not be laying awake at night wondering if that was asbestos for the next 60 years every time you cough.


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