How We Restore Your Attic
Pests may not be able to chew through insulation, but they can certainly tear it up. The insulation material becomes more than just bedding. After all, animals that tear through your attic’s barrier will also find a place to call home in those holes and leave behind their own contaminants. These areas are also less efficient at insulating air, allowing for air to escape or enter. This can lead to costly repairs. These are the steps that we follow when restoring an attic.
Scoop out Larger Feces Clumps
The first step is to remove any larger feces that have been left behind by pests. To remove the feces on the walls and ceilings we use a long-handled, flexible tool. If the droppings are dry or stuck on hard surfaces we will soak them in water, and then use a wire brush for scraping them off.
AAAC technicians use a tool with an extendable handle that allows them to climb up onto your roof to reach high places where squirrels and raccoons often leave their feces. Sometimes, technicians will need to remove large amounts from rafters or the eaves of your house.
Vacuum Small Feces
Next, remove any rodent feces pellets from an attic. This is the only way to remove tiny pellets of feces found in attics from rats, mice and other rodents. AAAC uses a special machine, which has a long enough hose length to reach the most remote parts of your attic. It is equipped with an extra-long vacuum tube, high-velocity suction, and a HEPA filter to remove hair and droppings from insulation surfaces and other surfaces. AAAC also uses a special brush attachment to reach tight areas such as corners or near the roofline.
AAAC uses a UV lamp to locate small feces found in attics. The UV light will appear as black dots on any surface where feces have been left behind by animals such as bats, rats, and raccoons.
Air Duct Cleaning & Repair
AAAC Wildlife Control offers duct repair and restoration services. This includes removing animal hair, droppings and urine from the ductwork. AAAC uses a specialized tool to clean and remove any debris from the inside of the air ducts. Once we have cleaned the ducts thoroughly, we can spray a disinfectant onto them to get rid of any bacteria or viruses that might have been left behind from bats, rats or raccoons.
Decontaminate the Attic
After removing the critters, the most important step in an attic restoration is the decontamination. This is an essential part of the job. You want to make sure your family remains safe from possible microbial pathogens.
For this part of the attic restoration service, AAAC Wildlife Removal uses a special UV light to find areas contaminated with rodents and other animal droppings. After cleaning the affected areas and surfaces, technicians will use a disinfectant spray. This kills any microorganisms found in animal feces.
AAAC Wildlife Removal will fog your attic with a fine mist that kills microorganisms found in animal feces. An electric atomizer sprayer is used to create a cloud of tiny droplets that are invisible to humans. The chemical residue from the droplets’ evaporation is toxic to microorganisms including bacteria, algae, and viruses.
Drying is crucial in attic restoration services because it eliminates moisture which can promote mold growth. AAAC may use dehumidifiers to evaporate any moisture from attic insulation or wood. This also helps prevent mold growth during re-insulation of the attic space.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
Technicians will then remove insulation and install new insulation to complete the restoration process. You must remove the insulation carefully in order to avoid damaging adjacent areas or making a mess. Insulation is typically wrapped around joists and rafters. It’s important to not pull too hard, as you could damage the wood structures in your attic.
Mold spores or other potentially dangerous substances are also common in insulation. Our technicians wear masks to protect them from any hazardous airborne particles entering the air-ducts.
The technicians will remove the old insulation and install the new insulation. The insulation must be cut so it fits snugly around the joists and rafters. Although cutting things close can lead to some leftover insulation. Also, the technicians use masking tape to secure everything during installation.
What is full attic restoration?
Attic restoration is a process that restores both the function and the look of an attic. Attic restoration consists of insulation, decontamination, and waste removal.
Attics lose their ability to insulate over time due to accumulated dust, animal droppings or ice accumulation. This can lead to more energy being lost through your house than if insulation was left intact. The decontamination process begins with using fans throughout interior areas that have been affected by moisture such as closets or bathrooms where there has been leakage from the water carrying away dirt and dust.
How do you disinfect an attic?
To disinfect an attic, you must first remove old insulation then clean the attic with a disinfectant or an ultraviolet sterilizer. To prevent reinfection, you must clean all surfaces that come in direct contact with the contaminated material.
In order to disinfect the area safely and efficiently, you must first remove insulation. A powerful suction system is used to remove harmful substances from surfaces like wood joists and rafters. The biocides wash-down kills any remaining mold and leaves behind antimicrobial compounds that will prevent future mold and mildew growth. Lastly, light sterilization disinfects the area with ultraviolet lights similar to those used in hospitals.
Total Attic Restoration Solutions
AAAC Wildlife Removal offers attic decontamination services. We remove animal droppings, remove dirty insulation, and re-insulate the attic. For any droppings that are dried or stuck on hard surfaces, AAAC Wildlife will soak them with water and then scrape them off with a wire brush. AAAC Pest Control employs a special tool with a long handle that can reach high places where squirrels, raccoons, and other animals often leave feces. For those who need their air ducts to be completely cleaned and decontaminated, we also offer Air Duct Clean-up & Repair. Give us a call today to restore your attic!