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.
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
While very rare, there is the possibility of these spores potentially causing health related issues… especially if any of the ductwork was compromised during the animal infestation. The more realistic issues associated with the breakdown of animal excrement and nesting sites are: reduced indoor air quality, allergies and foul odors.
So either way, it’s always imperative to have one of our Orinda, Attic Decontamination Orinda Specialists thorough sanitize your attic following any type of animal infestation.
Another main concern regarding attic decontamination following an animal infestation is the left over pheromones, scent trails and biological markers that constantly attracts animals back to your home.
All animals use pheromones as a method of communication and signaling. For rats, and to a lesser degree squirrels, these pheromones are abundant in their urine and feces and are used to signal other populations that they have a nest in the area. Basically, rats use their excrement as invitation for other rats running by your home.
Unless your attic is properly decontaminated, then all of those pheromones and biological markers will continually be drawing other populations towards your home and they will relentlessly try to find their way back into your attic. Properly decontaminating the attic will eliminate those pheromones and reduce the likelihood of that happening.
While all of this may seem overwhelming or may even completely gross you out, the reassuring news is that Attic Decontamination Orinda is the industry leader when it comes to cleaning, sanitizing and decontaminating attic spaces.
We have made a name for ourselves by only using the highest quality products on the market and using science-based research to maximize the efficacy of our attic decontamination fogging treatments.
These state-of-the-art attic fogging treatments safeguard you, your family and/or co-workers against the potentially harmful bacteria and fungal spores left behind by the animals in your attic. They also are specifically designed to eliminate residual odors, pheromones and other biological markers that retract animals towards your home.
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.