Attic Insulation Removal
Knowing when insulation removal is necessary is just as important as knowing when new insulation should be installed. If you’re like many homeowners, you probably prefer to take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach with your attic insulation. After all, your attic may very well be the least visited room in your home.
While attic insulation is easy to “set and forget,” there are times when insulation removal is needed, whether it be for renovating purposes, or to simply maintain a comfortable and safe home. At Insta-Insulation, we’ll assess your insulation situation to determine if insulation removal is needed. If it is, we’ll provide a solution for you that best addresses the situation without hindering your lifestyle.
When is insulation removal necessary?
The most common reasons for insulation are:
Smoke damage: If your home or building has been exposed to fire or smoke, it is very likely that your attic insulation has retained odour from the smoke. Even if the insulation was not directly exposed to the fire itself, smoke permeates the walls and its odour is often trapped by your insulation. In order to effectively eliminate the odour of smoke from your home, insulation removal is highly recommended.
Water damage: A leaky roof can cause damage to your existing insulation. As moisture and water from your leaky roof infiltrates your insulation, it can lead to mold and mildew growth. Not only will that damage the existing insulation in your attic, but it could also cause health issues. If your insulation has gotten wet, insulation removal may be necessary.
Animal infestation: If rodents, insects, or other vermin have nested in your attic, insulation removal is necessary for health reasons. Even if you’re able to rid your attic of vermin, the dander and droppings they leave behind will have contaminated your attic insulation with harmful allergens. In order to keep the air in your home healthy and safe, we recommend that you remove, and then replace your attic insulation.
Mold: Insulation removal is part of our mold removal (LINK TO MOLD REMOVAL PAGE) process. During the blasting or brushing process of removing mold, spores may attach and contaminate attic insulation. Insulation removal is thus necessary to eliminate any possibility of mold sticking around and further contaminating your home.
Vermiculite / asbestos removal: Depending on when your home was built and insulated, you may have vermiculite-based insulation in your attic. Because vermiculite-based insulation may contain asbestos, it is absolutely essential that you do not attempt to remove it yourself. Disturbing vermiculite insulation could cause cancer-causing asbestos fibers to release into the air, posing very serious health risks to your family. At Insta-Insulation, we have the equipment and expertise necessary to perform proper vermiculite insulation removal without causing dangerous asbestos fibers to be released into the air of your home.
Structural renovation or electrical work: Whether you’re looking to add cathedral ceilings, or upgrade or re-do the electrical wiring in your attic, it may be necessary to remove your attic insulation, and then replace it once the work has been completed.
Need Your Old Insulation Removed? Contact the Experts at Insta-Insulation Today
If you’re afraid of what might be lurking in your attic, let the experts at Insta-Insulation check it out for you. They’ll examine your existing insulation and make a recommendation about removing or replacing it. You’ll get a free, no-obligation quote, so you can see exactly what your insulation removal project will entail – and how much it will save you down the line.
One thing’s for sure: using Insta-Insulation for insulation removal will save you a ton of time and money versus doing it yourself. Insulation removal is a hard, dirty process, and one that can potentially expose you to harmful pollutants. Don’t take any chances – get it done right by trusting Insta-Insulation.