Ironic Asbestos

"At a recent inspection, I found some traces of vermiculite, which can contain asbestos, in the basement in what looked like an area that one would use as a potting shed. So I was alert, but not alarmed. The attic revealed what I was afraid of: bags and bags of Zonolite (vermiculite). I calmly explained the history and concerns to the buyer, then began to look around. That's when I discovered that there were actually books about asbestos containment and control sitting right on the bags. Oh, the irony."

David Grudzinski
Advantage Home Inspections
Cranston, R.I.

Courtesy of The ASHI Reporter
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