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If you are about to have the insulation in your lab or factory replaced, you may have heard that the insulation should be treated as hazardous waste. This can come as a surprise given that it's been sitting in your building's walls for years without a problem. However, the label is not due to the insulation itself, but rather to what the insulation could release as you remove it from the walls.
If the insulation is very old, the concern is asbestos particles. These are not dangerous if they're just sitting behind the wall. But as you remove the insulation, you can set some of those particles flying. If someone inhales enough of the particles, he or she could develop a fatal lung disease known as mesothelioma later on in life. You want to keep asbestos calm and unmoving, but of course, if you have to remove the insulation, that's an issue. You'll have to get a remediation team into the building to safely remove all traces of the asbestos, and the insulation will be disposed of properly.
Some forms of insulation are more flammable than others; some are not flammable at all. However, if the insulation has been treated with a fire retardant or a vapor retardant, those materials are flammable, and they make the insulation flammable. As with most goods, anything that is flammable is technically treated as hazardous. For safe removal and disposal, you'd need an insulation company to do the work, rather than having your plant services people do it themselves.
Even if you have the most eco-friendly, non-flammable insulation available, there is still the risk of bug infestations. Bugs like termites can eat their way into the insulation (there's no nutrition in it for the bugs, but it does provide shelter). If you start to remove the insulation and find there is a hidden infestation, you have to call not only a pest control company, but also an insulation company to take the old insulation away. Many trash services and junk haulers will not take bug-infested goods.
The good news is, if you have an insulation company take the old insulation away, it can also install the new insulation. The techs will have seen the issues you were dealing with and can choose an excellent material for your new insulation that will perform well over the next several years. Contact a company like Parsons Construction Group for more info about your options.