Hamilton has a lot of older homes. Many have been remodelled or updated inside. However, attic insulation is something that is often forgotten during a renovation. Rodent and wildlife infestations always damage insulation and reduce its quality and effectiveness.
Once your attic insulation is damaged, either by water or rodents, it’s necessary to replace it. Water damage can create mold. Rodent damage can attract even more critters and their feces soak into the material making air quality unsafe. After any infestation you need to check your attic insulation for damage. Even the smallest area needs to be identified, contained and repaired. Many diseases are spread through wildlife feces such as raccoon roundworm, histoplasmosis and salmonella.
When preparing for insulation removal you need to take the appropriate steps for protecting yourself. Bacteria may have already started to produce. When getting rid of old insulation it’s important to check for asbestos. In an older home this is crucial for your health, if your attic contains vermiculite insulation it should be sent to a lab for testing before being disturbed.
If everything is clear of asbestos, start by sucking the insulation out using a large capacity gas powered shop vac or rented HEPA filter removal equipment. Be careful moving around the attic and take extra precaution once the insulation has been removed. Often there is only the ceiling and one wrong step you can end up in the room below. Take all excess insulation to the dump or recycling depot.
Do not remove insulation by yourself if it has been damaged by rodents or wildlife. Contact a professional right away. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can safely remove the insulation without having to bring contaminated materials through your home.
We use a gas powered vacuum to suck out all the old insulation. Safety suits and full face respirators protect the workers from breathing in any contaminated air. Attics are cramped, dark places with lots of little corners. Hamilton’s Skedaddle makes sure every inch of the space is clean before installing new cellulose insulation.
If you have had a recent rodent infestation, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for insulation removal and replacement. They have all the appropriate equipment to safely and efficiently remove any damage.
Don’t live with contamination, bad odours and soaring energy bills. Call Skedaddle today – 1-888-592-0387