Many homes in Southeastern Wisconsin have had their insulation contaminated by feces from raccoons, mice, squirrels or bats. Our company provides removal and clean up of the contaminated insulation in those attics. We remove the insulation from the attic using a versa-vac system of hoses that vacuums the debris from the attic and empties it into a garbage dumpster outside. This process is the easiest way to keep your home clean when dealing with contaminated insulation. Once the contaminated materials have been removed from the attic, our technicians will spray a sanitizing agent into the attic to control any potential hazardous waste that could be left behind. We will also spray a pest control product in the attic to eliminate bat bugs, lice, mites, ticks and other insects that may have been left behind by the animals that were in your attic.
Insulating with Fiberglas Blown-in Insulation
After your insulation is removed we will insulate the attic to the proper R-Value. (The recommended “R-value” for the state of Wisconsin is R-49 and this meets all local city codes.) We use Owens Corning Pink Fiberglas blown-in insulation, which we feel is the best product currently on the market. There is no settling, so it will maintain its R-Value over a long period of time, and the materials used are noncombustible. This natural fire resistance is unaffected by moisture, evaporation or time, which makes Owens Corning a very reliable product. It also has the highest certified recycled content of any fiberglass insulation at 35%. A pound of Owens Corning insulation saves 12 times the energy needed to produce it during the first year alone!
During our initial quote we will develop a plan for the job to be done safely, efficiently, and effectively. We seal off all floor vents near our equipment and the scuttle to keep debris from falling into those areas, and cover the floor underneath the scuttle with drop cloths and tarps to help ensure that any insulation that might get through isn’t dragged throughout the home. Our goal is to leave your home as clean as it was prior to our arrival.
We do not cover any gable vents, soffit vents, recessed lights or bathroom heat lamps, but our technicians will locate any areas of your home that may be allowing air to escape, and seal those gaps so your home is heating and cooling efficiently. Additionally, if the access panel is in need of a weather strip seal we will provide that. We also look to identify whether lighting is installed correctly and any loose wiring spotted is brought to your attention so you can contact an electrician. Our technicians make every effort to provide you with excellent service at all times.