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Blown-in Insulation Removal in Southbury Homes and Businesses

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

Blown in insulation can contain animal feces from bats, mice and other animals who are living in your attic.

Many homes in the Southbury area have blown-in insulation. It’s a popular choice as it provides full coverage, is easy to install and is very efficient method of insulating the home. On occasion, a homeowner will find themselves in a situation in which the blown-in insulation will need to be removed from their home.

There are a number of reasons why the removal of blown-in insulation might be necessary including:

Water Damage Events: 

When your home has a leak or flooding, the insulation will have water damage along with the rest of your home. Because wet insulation can promote mold growth, it can be a health hazard for those in the home. Wet insulation also loses its effectiveness because it has become compacted and no longer insulates your home as intended. 

Old Insulation:

Today’s standards of insulation are far greater than what a home would have been required to have 20 years ago. Older insulation is thinner and has a lower R-value. If this is the case in your home, having it removed and replaced will help in keeping your home better insulated. 

Animal Infestations:

Mice, bats, and birds  often make a nice home of your attic space. The feces from these animals spread contaminants and disease in your home.  Animal waste also causes the insulation to compact, creating a better environment for animals to build a nest, which will exacerbate the problem. 

The SERVPRO of Southbury/Torrington team is experienced in blown in insulation removal.

We use commercial vacuums to safely and effectively remove the old insulation as well as any debris. Once the insulation has been removed, our team is able to assess any further damage to the structure, such as wet subfloors or walls, that will also require treatment or replacement. Once all of the damaged materials have been removed,  the affected area is decontaminated and sanitized prior to the new insulation being blown in. 

If you need the insulation in your home removed, call our office at  (203) 267-6262 for an inspection today.

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