Attic decontamination is the process of removing all lingering health risks that come from a rodent infestation. After a rodent infestation, your home is contaminated in every sense of the word. Rodents themselves can carry disease and other pests like fleas and ticks. In addition to this, they can also leave traces of feces, urine, hair, oil, and even blood. Allowing these substances to stay in your home can lead to serious health risks for you and your family. Among these risks are diseases such as the hantavirus, which is a “life-threatening viral infection” that is spread almost exclusively by rodents to humans.
How is Attic Decontamination Done?
Attic decontamination services entail the heavy-duty cleaning of rodent droppings and infected areas such as nests after the rodents themselves have been removed. This can be done through power washing, vacuuming, and the removal and replacement of infected insulation. Attic decontamination services can also include attic cleaning and sanitation, attic insulation, and odor removal.
Cleaning technicians will first inspect the attic space to ensure that all rodents are completely gone. From here they will search for droppings of any sort, bag them, and trash them.
During a rodent infestation, rodents often use insulation, bits of wood, fabric, and other soft and malleable things to create their nests. These nests are then infected, as well as the areas the rodents touched to gather materials. As mentioned, this means that some areas of your attic must be removed completely and replaced.
From here, technicians will employ “green” disinfectant materials such as sprays, wet cloths, and more that are gentle enough for use around your family and pets, but strong enough to obliterate germs, traces of bacteria, mold, fungus, mildew, and more without harming the environment.
Overall, attic decontamination can take anywhere from one or two days to a week or so. It all depends on the magnitude of the infestation and level of contamination left behind. Usually cleaning technicians can give you an estimate of the extent of the contamination, how long it will take to clean the attic, and how much these decontamination services will cost.
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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.