Once the colony has been removed the next step is to clean and clear the space the bats resided in. As part of the initial assessment of your property, we get inside your attic and thoroughly inspect the level of damage caused by bats. Bats can leave behind significant amounts of droppings and expose your family to harmful bacteria if not properly and professionally cleaned.
The level of damage left behind by a bat colony varies, depending on these factors:
- Where the bats are located.
- How long the bats have been there.
- The size of the bat colony.
Attic Restoration And Bacteria Removal
Enlisting a professional to clean after a bat infestation is the safest way to protect your family and your home from the bacteria they leave behind. Bat droppings carry a fungus that can cause an infection called Histoplasmosis in humans when inhaled, and can lead to respiratory complications, muscle aches, headaches, and in some cases cause long-term lung infections.
The amount and concentration of bat droppings inside the attic will determine the best course of action when it comes to your clean up plan. While spot cleaning can be done in more mild cases, the longer bats have been present and the larger the colony, the more likely your home will need an entire attic restoration. Our technicians are trained to properly and safely return your attic to its original condition by removing insulation that has been soiled by bat droppings, and replacing it with environmentally friendly cellulose insulation, holding in the heat and keeping your family safe.
Our technicians know how to safely remove bat droppings without spreading harmful bacteria throughout your home. Rather than removing soiled insulation from the attic and taking it through the house, we remove it from the attic directly outdoors via the roof to prevent cross contamination.
The following are Skedaddle’s attic restoration steps:
- Remove all contaminated insulation.
- Apply liquid bacteria digester to hard surfaces.
- Blow in new environmentally friendly cellulose insulation.
Just because the bats have left your home, does not mean the problem has left with them.
If you attempt to clean up after the colony without the proper cleaning equipment you could be risking your health and spreading harmful bacteria throughout your home. Our technicians arrive at your home equipped with personal protective equipment to safely clean these hazardous areas, and eliminate the spread. Only after your attic has been properly cleaned can the process of restoring insulation and damage be done safely. The best way to protect your biggest asset, and ensure that all of the hazardous material is safely removed is with professional cleaning.