Attic Insulation & Restoration

attic insulationAttic Insulation

Oftentimes when animals have been living in an attic for some time, damage to the insulation can occur, weather it is animals shredding/disturbing/packing insulation or soiling the insulation with urine and feces. The trained and certified technicians at Critter Control of New Hampshire can give you the suggestions to weather a light soiled area requiring a spot cleanup or an entire attic remediation is nessicary to resolve odor and insulation issues.

Critter Control of New Hampshire is an IICRC (institute of inspection cleaning restoration certification) certified firm, following industry standards for cleaning.

attic insulationSpot Applications.

Sometimes animals may be concentrated in one particular area and damage is contained to one portion of an attic. In these situations a small area may be all that is needed to be cleaned. Our team will quote insulation removal cleaning and re insulation. 

 

Full Attic Remediation

When animals have taken residence for some time, they can shred and trample insulation, resulting in heat loss in winter and heat infiltration in summer, both are a loss of money. In extreme situations the heat loss from missing insulation causes heat loss into attic and snow to melt on roof, resulting in more ice dams on roofs. Animals like raccoons tend to cause total attic destruction in one season, where as squirrels tend to take longer to cause the same amount of damage.

As animals live in attics urine and feces will accumilate, some animals will actually use certain areas, raccoons and flying squirrels are most famous for this. Odors may build up and are sometimes noticed inside the livable portions of the house, sometimes not noticeable until warm summer heat. 

Total attic cleanup is refered to as Attic Remediation, very similar to the mold and fire remediation industry, we follow many of the same standards for attic cleanup, from worker protective Tyvec suits & respirators to working within self contained work enviornment with negative air scrubbers you can rest assured the soiling of your attic will not infiltrate your home. 

attic insulationThe process...

Insulation is removed by bagging fiberglass batts or loose fill insulation is removed with a special truck mounted insulation vacuum.

The attic is then vacuumed with a HEPA vacuum.

Use of ozon generators are sometimes used to kill odors in attics.

Wood and masonry (chimneys) cannot be properly disinfected due to their porous nature so we employ the use of special "encapsulation paints" again, borrowed from the mold & fire industry, these paints seal wood and masonry, locking in odors from urine/feces and any bacteria and fungus which may have grown from the animals soiling. attic restorationThis encapsulation looks like a white paint, but rest assured, the sealers we are using are actually certified to kill existing mold and inhibit any new mold growth. 

After the attic has been cleaned, we start the process of reinsulation. At this time, it is best to start with adding the most you can afford. The more you add, the more your savings. We recommend R-48. Adding insulation has the fastest ROI (return on investment) from the cost of the insulation until the cost savings pay for the product.

attic insulation For energy products, insulation has the fastest recoup on energy cost compared to windows, doors and solar, couple in the fact that attics with missing or matted insulation are loosing more heat, the recoup time is faster in these applications, results will vary on every situation.

Attic Capping

No soiling issues but want more insulation?

Attic Capping is simply adding more insulation on top of your existing insulation.

Installed in as little as half a day, attic capping is a great add on to savings for your home.

Houses built in the 70's & 80' typically have only R-19 (6 inches)  while the current building codes for NH is R-48-R-60 (14-18 inches).

 

attic insulation removalOur team is an IICRC certified firm, following industry standards for cleaning attic restoration and insulation. The picutre on the left is an airborne disaster and is the WRONG way to perform this service. Contact the professionals at Critter Control of New Hampshire for your attic restoration and insulation needs.

 

 

 

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