Wild animals and attics do not combine well, and any amount of wildlife or pest traffic may require removal and replacement of attic insulation. It is always important to consider some level of biohazard clean-up where animals, bats and birds have occupied an attic, including removing contamination from remote areas or the entire attic.
The purpose of an attic restoration is to revive and replace damage caused by an invasion of bats, birds, raccoons, squirrels and other vermin. When a raccoon, opossum, squirrel, bird or bat take up residence in an attic, they don't come alone—they also bring parasites and insects with them. Getting your attic back to a healthy state involves getting rid of everything brought in with your unwanted attic guests, and performing an attic restoration.
If left unaddressed, your attic can become a dangerous breeding ground for various wildlife diseases that can affect the health and the welfare of every member of your home. Spores of respiratory diseases such as raccoon roundworm and histomplasmosis can be airborne and easily contracted accidentally.
Many invasions affect the wiring which often become chewed by members of the rodent family. The result is bare wires. Eventually, if the issue is not addressed with proper attic restoration, heating and cooling ducts often become destroyed or filled with feces and / or can circulate these contaminants throughout your home.
How Do You Restore an Attic?
Learn more about the basic concept of a complete attic restoration, step-by-step!
- Exclusion—The first step in attic restoration after any wildlife removal is exclusion of said pests. A wildlife specialist performs a complete exclusive Wildlife Inspection Report® to guarantee no other vermin can re-enter and destroy the attic again.
- Clean-Up—Removal of contaminants from dead animals, their feces and getting all the old soiled and matted insulation out and disposed of properly.
- Insect Treatment—Treat for any insect infestation which is common with most vermin.
- Disinfect/Deodorize—Disinfect and deodorize the attic before any new insulation is added to the attic.
- Replace Insulation—Re-installing the insulation back to its original R rating or better. Having quality insulation will save you an unbelievable amount of money on your energy bills.
What Happens After You Replace Insulation in the Attic?
- After we install insulation in your attic, allow our team to check your home for proper ventilation. A well-ventilated attic will prevent heat build-up, keeping your attic at a cooler temperature in the summer and removing harmful moist air from your attic in the winter.
- Proper insulation also directly correlates to how well your insulation performs. Appropriate levels of insulation can result in decreased energy consumption throughout the year, as well as helping to prevent damage and maintain a comfortable temperature all year.
- To ensure proper ventilation, we'll restore your attic by removing contaminated insulation and installing new, higher quality insulation in its place. Our insulation outperforms traditional insulation in nearly every category. We also incorporate a borate-based pest control product into the insulation, which helps control attic pests such as ants, termites and cockroaches.
Our insulation can also help control your energy costs by eliminating air infiltration, sound transmission and controlling heat loss/gain. Contact Wildlife X Team® today for professional attic insulation!