Our attic cleaning service requires two days to complete on average. Homeowners are told it’s their responsibility to remove any items in their attic prior to our arrival.
On the first day our technicians begin by first removing any soiled insulation (whether it is blown in or rolled in) using a special vacuum / hose assembly. They will bag and haul the soiled insulation to the trash. This entire process can take several hours depending on the attic size and degree of difficulty to access the attic. For example, small attics may require our techs to crawl on their hands and knees the entire time whereas large attics allow them to stand up and move around freely.
After the soiled attic insulation has been removed, our technicians will then begin the process of vacuuming up all the rodent feces and droppings. To kill all traces of bacteria, fungus, germs, odors and mildew, they use a biodegradable disinfectant called Steri-Fab® using a sprayer. It dries in 15-20 minutes leaves no residue or active ingredients. Plus, Steri-Fab® is fragrance and dye free.
Removing and trapping the rodents in your attic is only half the job. The other half is to prevent any more rodents from re-entering. The manner in which we perform this service is called “Exclusion Work” or “Rodent Proofing”.
As most people may know, leaving an attic with a foul smell is not only unpleasant, but it is also a danger to one’s health. It also attracts other animals to your attic as well. This is why cleaning and decontamination of the attic after an infestation is eliminated is critical in preventing future infestations and protecting the health and well being of your family.
If you attempt to clean the attic yourself, it is strongly recommended to have proper equipment.
Steps taken before and during Attic Decontamination:
Inspection – Before an attic decontamination can take place we must first inspect the structure. We analyze all entry points and estimate the manpower needed to completely decontaminate the infested structure.
Trapping/Removal – Once inspected, We must remove the pest from the premises. If it is a rat or mouse infestation, we must place snap traps or humane traps in order to trap the pests. If it is a raccoon, opossum, or any large animals, we only use humane traps
Proofing – We MUST proof if you want to avoid another infestation. Proofing is critical because any missed spot will be the entry point of any number of different pests. Inspection spots potential and all entry points to be proofed.
Decontamination – Can be a lengthy process depending on the wildlife infestation. We use HEPA filtered vacuums to further limit harmful airborne contaminants. The Attic Decontamination process is a three step process.
On the second day our technicians return to a clean attic to blow in the new attic insulation, such as TAP installation.
3 important reasons to clean and sanitize your attic
Air ducts get damaged from a number of factors such as age, poor design, and rodent damage.
Damaged duct work or air duct leaks affect the indoor environment in two main ways:
Cold air is lost before it effectively cools the indoor space. This makes your HVAC system work harder, using more energy and driving your utility bills up.