Insulation is a necessary part of any home. Not only does it keep a home warm in the winter, but it also helps manage temperatures inside when it gets too hot outside. Most people don’t worry about their insulation because it is installed when the house is built, and it is often forgotten about by homeowners. However, you should occasionally check your attic anyways. Rodents can be devastating to insulation, as can roof leaks. If you are looking to get rid of old insulation, there are several reasons why you should be considering hiring a professional attic insulation removal company to do the job for you.
Clean and Safe Insulation Removal
The number one reason to get a professional attic insulation removal company is the fact that they are experienced and trained in the removal of insulation. Insulation can be very messy, especially if it is blown in, and you could quickly get overwhelmed if you don’t take the proper steps to keep the insulation under control and get it out of your home without making a mess. Specialized equipment is often needed for removals, from specialized bags to carry it out (and dispose of the insulation with) to personal protective equipment and cleaners that are used after removal. The removal of blown in insulation can be particularly hard for DIYers as specialized vacuums with very long 6” hoses should be used to suction the insulation out into specialized bags, all located outside the home.
Getting all of the insulation out of the attic is only part of the job. Any halls and rooms that lead to the exit also need to be protected with drop sheets to make sure insulation isn’t left all over your furniture and floors, and some of your possessions may need to be removed to a safe place. As well, if you are removing insulation due to rodent droppings, you don’t want to get into close contact with any animal’s bodily fluids. It could be a dangerous biohazard.
Decontamination and Re-Insulation
No matter what the reason for getting rid of the insulation in your attic, the cleanup process needs to include a complete decontamination. You can never be sure what was scurrying through your insulation during its lifespan. Decontamination ensures that all biohazards are removed before new insulation can be installed. An attic insulation removal company can also install new insulation for you that is eco-friendly and energy efficient. They will give you advice on the best options for your home that are within your budget.
Don’t Forget About the Air Ducts
If you have some form of HVAC system with air ducts, often, part of that system may be going through your attic, and therefore your insulation. If your insulation has been contaminated by rodents, smoke damage, or mold, then a full cleaning of your HVAC system’s air ducts is highly recommended. Residuals may have gotten into the ducting. A professional attic insulation removal company will make sure your HVAC system gets the cleaning it needs.
The next time you need to remove insulation from your home, whether it is due to an infestation, leaky roof, smoke damage, or a renovation, consider hiring an attic insulation removal professional to get the job done well, and quickly. shipping container insulation