Insulation Removal 

Insulation is vital for every home but does it stay this well forever? Complications and mistakes are quite possible when it comes to installing home insulation. In some cases, homeowners without consulting a contractor have faced issues for not properly installing insulation. This has doubled their problem as well as additional to cost their pockets. Sometimes excess insulation can be a barrier in airflow especially in the attic which leads to improper ventilation. Homeowners need to consider attic insulation removal or replacement on a timely basis. There is a potential for mold growth or ice damming from improperly installed insulation or lack of ventilation. In some worse cases, it becomes an urgent requirement when the existing insulation contains hazardous materials. A contaminated, smoke or water damaged insulation can put your health at stake. Thereby, it needs attention and professional guidance.

Once one our specialists perform a site visit, we can help identify potential issues and offer the best solutions to remedy the problem. In some cases, it may be necessary to extract or remove all insulation especially if its damaged or deemed potentially hazardous. It could be quite a tedious task. Insulation removal is a tedious task and requires proper training, certification and equipment mostly known well and used by professional insulation removal specialists. Opt for professional help than doing it on your own for better work and to save yourself from adverse consequences.
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Why is Insulation Removal necessary?

Insulation installation is vital for every homeowner but does it stay this well forever? Complications and mistakes are quite possible when it comes to installing home insulation. In some cases, homeowners without consulting a contractor have faced an adverse result for not properly installing insulation. This has doubled their problem as well as cost their pockets. Sometimes excess insulation can be a barrier in airflow especially in the attic which leads to improper ventilation. Homeowners need to consider attic insulation removal or replacement on a timely basis. Other factors like growth of mold in the basement insulation need insulation removal. In some worse cases, it becomes an urgent requirement when the existing insulation contains hazardous materials. A contaminated, smoke or water damaged insulation can put your health at stake. Thereby, it needs a quick fix. 

Once you decide to install new insulation, the old insulation must be removed. It could be quite a tedious task. Insulation removal requires some techniques and tools mostly known well and used by professional insulation removal specialists. Opt for professional help than doing it on your own for better work and to save yourself from adverse consequences.

Types of Insulation Removal

 Insulation can become lousy over the years. Even if you do not think of renovating your home, considering insulation removal after some years will be beneficial for your home. Different types of insulation are installed in the process. Insulation removal varies with its type installed. 

Fiberglass Insulation Removal

Prefer assistance from professional hands rather than doing it on your own. Fiberglass insulation consists of fine or minute glass fibers. When it comes in direct contact with your skin, it gets stuck. It can cause itchy hands, eyebrows and hair and can be troublesome for the skin. Professionals deal fiberglass insulation and are ensured with proper measures like goggles, masks and gloves along with other precautions.

Cellulose Insulation Removal 

Insulation removal can be usually chaotic and exhausting. Cellulose insulation removal is a messy job. Firstly, as homes are not airtight cellulose becomes difficult to work on. Secondly, it will need you to have your living space covered to prevent the dust aftermath. You may think of spending some extra money on safety equipment and do it on your own. But there are possibilities of the removal going wrong. Experts can make your job easy and know what precautions to take. Take the help of experts in case insulation removal is your need of the hour.

Vermiculite Insulation Removal

Although this type is not proven harmful to health, some of it could contain asbestos fibers which can lead to inhaling issues. This insulation would be less troublesome until it is undisturbed. On the other side, precautions are a must. There are certain steps to be followed if this type is installed in your home. However, removing vermiculite insulation will need experts to avoid respiratory problems. Call an expert for vermiculite insulation removal.

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos was a go-to component for several materials and products. It was affordable, durable and fire-resistant. But there are health hazards caused due to it. Asbestos is harmful to the lungs and the excess amount should not be inhaled. To prevent being exposed to airborne asbestos fibers there are certain rules and methods which need to be followed. Just as this insulation removal has some cons, asbestos removal on your own could be dangerous. Call professional insulation removal service providers who can assist you with it.

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Ways To Know Your Home Needs Insulation Removal

Home insulation is a beneficial way to keep your home healthy and comfortable. Enhances the whole aura and ambience of your home, exactly the right way. But having the same insulation for a long time can affect your home in different ways. Not every homeowner would be an expert about insulation. There are some ways that could give you signs when it is time. 

Drafts in the house:

There can be sudden drafts in your home. This indicates that your home insulation has been worn out. It means that the house now requires a replacement and removal of insulation. 

Change in the temperature

You can notice changes in the indoor temperature. Usually, due to insulation, your home may be unaffected of the outdoor temperature. But there are chances that you experience sudden chillness or heat in your room. This is a sign that you check on your insulation. 

High utility bills

Even after insulating your home, sometimes, there will be a rise in your utility bills. This could be a sign for you to remove and replace your home insulation which is probably no longer effective enough. 

Presence of animals

How do you know that your home has some animal presence other than your pets? Some signs like droppings, scratches or scratching sounds, rotten smell around the house, and chewing marks on the insulation could mean that there might be rodent nests or rats in your home. 

Once you are aware of all the signs and sure about your less effective home insulation, you can seek expert advice. Unlike some homeowners who choose to do the insulation removal themselves, it is always favourable to get some advice on the process. Before stepping into the removal process, it is better to know what it takes. 

Why Celluloseman?

Homeowners are significant to us and Celluloseman believes in providing them with the best services and offers. 

Celluloseman utilizes an industrial and custom vacuum system designed to extract all types of insulation including fiberglass, cellulose, saw dust, vermiculite and all other debris. This system allows our certified technicians to efficiently clean up attic spaces in a timely manner. Celluloseman provides better and affordable prices to their clients. 

We can perform most extractions in a single day. Insulation removal in our experience is normally required when:

  • Performing renovations when the ceiling needs to be dropped.
  • Updating or changing light fixtures or bathroom fans.
  • Purchasing or selling a property.
  • Pests or animals infest attic spaces.
  • Discovering harmful substances such as mold or asbestos.
  • Compromised insulation due to incidents such as fire, water, or wind damage.

At Celluloseman, we believe in making it easy for homeowners. From attic insulation removal to others, we have experts to work on. We educate our clients through the entire process from start to finish. At this stage, we cover or move your belongings to prevent any potential damage. If need be, the assigned technicians can provide constant updates and documents with the progress. We ensure leaving the living space in the same or better condition. 

FAQs

Firstly, insulation removal is important, especially the old one. Studies show that homeowners find the blown-in insulation easier to remove. Insulation removal is a lengthy process. For removing blown-in fiberglass or cellulose insulation, you need the right tools along with a larger vacuum that can fit. You need to find a way to fit in the vacuum into the attic. With that a lengthy hose that can reach the ends of the attic. When removing insulation through walls, a small hole with enough space for the attachment of a hose for vacuum is required. Consult a professional service for the removal process to avoid any kind of risks. Professionals at Celluloseman with safety measures, conduct insulation removal and make it effortless and easier for the clients.

Insulation removal is as necessary as installation. One reason you must consider removal of old insulation is its degradation over time. Many insulations degrade over the years and can become more dangerous while removing. Upgrading to cellulose insulation requires old insulation removal. In some cases, new insulation can be put over old insulation unless it is wet.

Yes, it is essential to disinfect and deodorize the attic space or cleaning it in general before insulation removal. Cleaning up and deodorizing is all a part of insulation removal. This prevents any foul odour lingering in the space and gets the attic rid of potential health hazards. Celluloseman experts ensure a safe procedure of disinfecting your attic space and our experts help and make the whole process easy for homeowners. 

Leaving the area alone after an occurrence is preferable to avoid any mishap further. Vacate the attic right after the disturbance and not track vermiculite. If it is exposed to the living area, immediately seal the cracks. Apart from this, activities like moving boxes or materials should be done carefully and gently. The safest option is to leave it undisturbed and let a professional team handle it. 

Vermiculite insulation can release asbestos fibers into the air when disturbed. Many homeowners already know the adverse effect of asbestos, there are high chances of it causing health hazards. Asbestos release can cause damage when inhaled or exposed to the skin. In the 1930s and 1980s, the Environmental Protection Agency had banned the use of the material considering its deadly potential. The contaminant present in the insulation is the main reason for the removal while any insulation removal is necessary before a replacement regardless. 

Fiberglass insulation is the most commonly used insulation but it requires removal or a replacement when it is worn out. Over time, dirt/dust and moisture can accumulate on fiberglass insulation which reduces its efficiency. A decrease in the efficiency of insulation means an increase in your energy bills. According to the Department of Energy, under-performing insulation can increase the heating cost up to 10 to 50 per cent. Consulting a professional team to remove and replace fiberglass insulation would be a smart choice. 

Like most insulations, Cellulose insulation may have to be removed and replaced over time but some of the reasons for the removal can be:

  • Water leakage from the roof
  • Attic condensation
  • Corroding of plumbing 
  • Electrical installations 
  • Wood framing
  • Mildew or mold growth

These can cause damage to and degrade the insulation and its properties which leads to the reduction of ist quality and performance. Loose cellulose is messy and can become dirty. In such cases and considering these reasons, cellulose insulation removal needs to be taken into consideration.

The most preferred way is to use a high-powered filter vacuum to suck up the loose-fill insulation and then routing the insulation through the hose to the large bags. A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is necessary for a professional or homeowners doing it themselves. It protects anyone who works with old and contaminated insulation. Getting access to your attic cavity through the roof is important as this will reduce the chances of other areas of your home from contamination. 

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