If your attic has dirty or old insulation, perhaps it’s time you contacted a Fort Lauderdale Insulation specialist for examination and replacement. Keep in mind that old insulation is frequently inefficient and could result in unnecessarily high energy costs.
Additionally, dirty insulation can be the result of pests such as birds and rodents that contaminate your attic insulation, resulting in an unhealthy home. If either of these circumstances is the case, it’s time to consider new insulation in Fort Lauderdale. Here’s what you should know about removing old insulation from your attic.
When it comes to the safe removal of attic insulation, preparation is crucial. The initial step is ensuring that the insulation doesn’t contain any asbestos. This is very vital if your home features insulation manufactured between 1930 and 1950.
Don’t try to eliminate any insulation until you’re certain you will not be exposed to asbestos. You can buy a kit from a local home improvement store or contact an inspector who can take insulation samples and send them to a laboratory for testing.
If asbestos is evident, you’ll need to hire our experts from Fort Lauderdale Insulation service to remove the insulation and ensure proper disposal. If there are indications of rodent or mold infestation, you’ll need our professional services as well.
Beware that mold can be poisonous and rodents contaminate attic insulation with urine, droppings, and decomposing carcasses. Our experts will remove your insulation safely by containing mold spores or any possible diseases the rodents might have.
We’ll also clean and disinfect the area thoroughly before installing the new insulation. If you find that asbestos, rodents, and mold aren’t a concern, it’s usually safe to continue with removal yourself. While removing cellulose or blown-in fiberglass insulation is a much messier task than removing batt or roll insulation, it is possible to complete.
Removing Fiberglass Insulation
Removing this type of insulation, meaning fiberglass, requires assistance, so we recommend an extra set of hands to assist with removal. To begin with, you’ll need the appropriate gear. Fiberglass contains fine glass fibers, which can embed in the skin and attach to the hair on your eyebrows and arms.
These fibers will make you itch if they come into contact with any exposed skin. Before you start removal, ensure you have goggles, long sleeves, and paper masks. Once you’re suited up, you can begin the removal process. You’ll need sufficient room to work and plenty of dumpster space or garbage bags.