Insulation removal might be necessary if the original material becomes damaged. Pests and excess moisture can result in unhealthy air quality for your family and an energy drain for your home. You want to choose a professional insulation installation company because unlike other providers, Atticity Insulation will offer you a professional evaluation of your home, identifying specific problem areas and solutions, as well as making sure your insulation is the cleanest, safest option for you and your family.
Old Water Damage
If your house has suffered water damage or an undetected leak, your fiber-based thermal protection could have been damaged. While newer varieties resist moisture better than before, your home’s original barrier might have gotten wet. This can compress the barrier and lower its R-value. Worse, it can lead to hidden mold and mildew in your attic.
If fungus gets into your heating and air conditioning ducts, it can worsen allergies and lead to other respiratory distress. Insulation removal and replacement with a new layer means cleaner and healthier air throughout your house.
Have four-legged visitors been hiding out in your attic insulation? Many types of critters can get inside but the most common are rodents. They are attracted to various kinds of fiber-based thermal barriers; they shred it, nest in it and use it as a toilet. Rats alone can carry more than 30 different diseases.
Droppings, urine and natural oils may be in your thermal barrier right now. We can do a complete removal and decontamination, and add a fresh replacement. Even more important, we can block the path your tiny intruders took!
Boost Your Energy Efficiency
Is your home as energy efficient as it could be? Not if the current thermal barrier is matted down by old damage. Cellulose and Foam insulation relies on density to achieve its resistance to the transfer of heat. If it’s compressed, or settled the R-value will decrease and be open to temperature changes. Warm air will escape from your home to the outside in winter and into your home during the summer.
If your energy bills have been rising, it’s time to look into it. Let us help!
Expert Insulation Removal
Atticity Insulation uses very expensive equipment to remove attic insulation. Cellulose, aka. (TAP or Greenfiber types) newspaper insulation can be smelly, dusty, and damp. We take full precautions before we take out old material. We take care not to stir up any contaminated material.
Blanket-type fiberglass is the easiest to remove. We hand-roll it and wrap it securely to reduce the chances of contaminants becoming airborne. And we clean up any dirty areas before we blow in a fresh layer. Blown-in fibers are extracted with secure hoses attached to powerful vacuums. Because the vacuum source is outside your home, it creates a negative pressure that ensures fibers will not fly around and contaminate your indoor air space. Cellulose and paper type materials are raked, broken up and then vacuumed out of your attic. Once everything is removed we can deodorize and disinfect with Envirocon, safe for pets and children safe.
Is Insulation Removal Necessary?
Not always. This is why it pays to hire a professional insulation company and not use a pest control or heating and air company. It can save you money to add fresh insulation on top of the base you have now, even if the original layer is dusty or scattered with debris. However, contamination by fungus or bio-hazardous waste is another matter! Call Us and we will perform a thorough inspection. Please call us today.
Count on us for an honest assessment and reliable remediation in attic insulation. Don’t take risks with your family’s health.
Sometimes insulation removal entails small areas. We will do a careful examination and take out only what’s necessary, then add more material to boost your thermal protection. This saves you money and creates better long-term energy savings.
Insulation Removal Aptos
New Insulation Install
Fresh home insulation and proper air sealing can save you from 35 to 50 percent on your heating and air conditioning bills. Choose from the latest advances in blown in loose-fibers from top manufacturers like Pro Thermic. We can do an insulation install in less than a day, and you will enjoy the results for many years. From housetop to underground, we can restore your indoor environment to maximum efficiency.
Beware of Pest Control Insulation or Cellulose types of insulation
Cellulose insulation is actually shredded paper with a fire retardant chemical known as borate. During the manufacturing process, this paper is broken down into its most basic element, cellular fibers from a tree. It’s these fibers that provide the insulating power for cellulose insulation.
Installing the granular fibers that comprise cellulose insulation is done with a specialized machine known as an insulation blower. During the installation, the cellulose fibers flow through a long hose guided by the insulation contractor where it’s blown or sprayed into the space. Controls on the machine allow the installer to select the density of the insulation which enables them to densely pack it into a wall or floor cavity. Dense packing cellulose insulation into a wall or floor creates a continuous even layer of insulation. Pipes, wires, ductwork and electrical outlets are no problem for cellulose insulation because it is blown into the space in tiny pieces that fill in around the obstacles