Time for an Attic Inspection?

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When was the last time you took a close look at the insulation in your attic? It may be time to check things out because the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a warning on insulation that could cause lethal exposure to asbestos. The type raising concern is called Zonolite. John Gorman, President of Save Energy, a Diamond Certified company, says this insulation is made up of shiny, little rectangular cubes.

While poking his head into attics for more than 20 years in the Bay Area, Mr. Gorman has not found too much Zonolite. The government though believes that sizeable numbers of affected homes are in Northern California. If you suspect that you might have this type of hazardous insulation in your home, contact a local professional, because the EPA recommends not disturbing the insulation yourself.