Attic Insulation Removal

Attic Insulation Removal

Attic Insulation Removal Service:

As the primary location for energy loss in your home, the attic plays a crucial role in overall energy efficiency. Despite being often overlooked due to its hidden nature, the attic can develop various issues over time, including worn-out or damaged insulation, as well as mold, mildew, and other contaminants.

Our team specializes in removing various types of attic insulation, including blown-in, vermiculite, and batt, utilizing a PVC suction hose. Proper safety equipment is essential during the removal process to mitigate potential health risks associated with contaminated attic insulation.

Who Needs To Remove Their Insulation?

  • Haven’t inspected your attic for more than a year
  • Concerned with the dust and debris piling in the attic
  • Residents suddenly prone to allergies and respiratory issues
  • When dealing with pests and wildlife in your attic
  • Odours and smells from the attic
  • Before installing new insulation
  • Noticed a dip in energy efficiency
  • Failed an energy audit
  • For older homes built before 1975 – asbestos insulation is common in these houses and is considered toxic and dangerous

Why Remove Old Insulation?

  • HIGH ENERGY BILLS: If you’re experiencing soaring energy bills, inadequate attic insulation could be a primary culprit. Outdated, worn-out, or damaged insulation often leads to increased electricity expenses. Inefficient insulation forces your HVAC system to work harder, resulting in unnecessary maintenance and repair costs. On average, homeowners recover their attic insulation investment within three years.

    PEST PROBLEMS: Pests such as rats, mice, squirrels, and bats in attics not only pose a nuisance but can also damage insulation. These pests tear insulation for nesting material, contaminating it with urine and feces. In many cases, insulation must be replaced due to contamination, as wildlife waste may harbour disease-causing bacteria, some of which can be lethal.

    OLD INSULATION: Outdated insulation may be both hazardous and ineffective. With significant advancements in attic insulation technology over the past decade, replacing old insulation with modern alternatives offers a considerably higher return on investment. Moreover, older insulation may contain toxic substances like asbestos, especially prevalent in vermiculite insulation commonly found in older homes.

    MOISTURE ISSUES: Moisture problems in the attic, stemming from sweating pipes, roof leaks, or inadequate ventilation, can lead to mould and mildew growth. Constant moisture in insulation poses health risks, including respiratory disorders. Identifying and addressing moisture issues often requires the expertise of professionals due to their complexity and potential health implications.