Insulation removal is not an easy task. There are several scenarios when insulation can be damaged beyond repair. Some of them include rodent nesting and infestation in the insulation, water damaged, mold and mildew. It only takes a little water to cause a lot of damage, water leakage from your roof, pipe or any moisture build up in your insulation can cost several thousand to repair. Insulation has a life expectancy of nearly 20 years, over time insulation compresses and loses R-value and its recommended for you to upgrade your insulation so your house’s energy efficient again.
Insulation can become contaminated with feces and urine by rodents seeking shelter and warmth. Rodents by nature tend to follow their own scent. When rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels, raccoon, and possums’ nest in your attic or crawl space their feces and urine is absorbed in the insulation attracting new rodents. This will lead to a larger scale infestation where rodents will cause damages other than insulation to things such as air ducts, electrical wiring, and much more. If there is any signs of rodents nesting in your insulation, it would be necessary to removal all the contamination insulation.
Insulation can be ruined by water causing mold, mildew, bad odors, etc. Mold and mildew have differences when it comes to size, texture, and color. Mold infestation in the insulation can be a serious health risk or threat for anyone living in the house. Mildew can appear in patches and look grey or white. It is a surface fungus that starts up on moist and warm areas.
Over time, insulation deteriorates and causes a buildup of dust which gets in to your home. This may lead to sneezing, coughing, wheezing and other allergy symptoms. There are many signs to look out for when you are dealing with deteriorated insulation such us your energy bill going up or feeling cold drafts. Do not try to patch the damaged areas because once improper placement of insulation and suffocation of moisture can lead to mold growth which will spread rapidly causing a lot more damages to your home and your loved ones.
Our professional teams at Atticrawl will ensure the most safe and effective methods are used for your insulation removal, so your home can be restored to a clean and healthy environment for you and your family.
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