Our contractors recommend insulation removal, when there are signs of contaminated insulation due to rodent feces and urine, bird poop, or any other pest. Removing old insulation is also recommended when there has been fire damage or water damage as well. We have found that often it is not necessary to remove all of the existing insulation. Attic Control will assess your attic's condition and advise you accordingly.
Removal of blown-in insulation requires a high-powered vacuum. We use HEPA Filter insulation removal vacuums to avoid contaminating your home with dirty insulation particles. Because blown-in insulation is so loose, it can sometimes be hard to retain. Small particles and bacteria from contaminated blown insulation can lead to severe respiratory issues, which is why you should leave this up to the professionals.
We properly apply a work barrier around your home to avoid cross-contamination. Our job is to protect you and ensure the most high-quality work to certify the utmost safety for your home and your family.
Before we begin our insulation removal process, we carefully use plastic drapery to tape off your home from the dust and debris that has accumulated in your attic over the years. Attics tend to get quite dusty and house quite a bit of insect build-up through time. Once we have secured your home, we then hand-remove any fiberglass rolls, pack them in large bags, and remove them from your attic.
If your attic has blown-in material, we utilize a HEPA filtered vacuum to remove the debris. Our technicians place the vacuum cleaner outside of your home, and we are very careful to prevent the release of contaminants in your home. This is not a DIY project because mishandling of contaminated material, or the possibility of breathing in the contaminated particles, can lead to serious health issues.
Vacuuming and removal are very labor-intensive and require special handling of the contaminated material; that is why our professionals always use protective wear to ensure the safe disposal of your old insulation. Attic Control also discards all debris at a dumpsite for you as well.