Attic Insulation Removal
Attic Insulation Removal
Since the roof is where the majority of the energy loss in your home occurs, the attic is essential to its overall energy efficiency. We are aware that this area is hidden from view and is therefore simple to overlook. Over time, among other potential concerns, you can develop worn-out or damaged insulation, mould, mildew, and other toxins.
Our team is experienced in removing different attic insulation types such as blown in, vermiculite, and batt through a PVC suction hose. If one does not have the proper safety equipment in removing contaminated attic insulation, serious health concerns can arise.
Who needs to do the attic removal:
- 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
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Why Remove Old Attic Insulation?
- HIGH ENERGY BILLS
Your energy bills could have a number of causes, but one of the leading suspects is always inadequate attic insulation. Ineffective insulation such as that is old, worn out, or damaged may be the cause of rising electric expenses. Your HVAC system is having to work harder than necessary due to the ineffective insulation, which results in avoidable maintenance and repair costs. The average homeowner recoups their attic insulation expenditure in three years.
- PEST PROBLEMS
In addition to being an annoyance, pests like rats, mice, squirrels, and bats in attics probably damaged the insulation. Insulation is torn by these pests and used as nesting material. Additionally, bug urine and feces contaminate the insulation, and in most cases, there is no other option but to remove the insulation and replace it. There are several disease-causing bacteria in wildlife pee and feces, some of which may be lethal.
- OLD INSULATION
Your outdated insulation could be hazardous and ineffective. Since attic insulation technology has advanced significantly in the last ten years, replacing it with modern insulation will yield a significantly higher return on investment. Aside from that, outdated insulation contains substances like asbestos that are now thought to be toxic. This is especially true for older homes, the insulation of which is almost always vermiculite.
- MOISTURE ISSUES
There are several causes of moisture issues in the attic, including sweating pipes, leaking roofs, and improperly ventilated attics. Mould and mildew thrive in insulation with constant moisture, which among other health problems can result in major respiratory disorders. The majority of moisture issues are challenging to identify and necessitate an expert’s acute eye and knowledge.