How We Restore Your Attic
While they may not be capable of chewing through insulation, they can definitely 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. With less insulation integrity these areas allow air to enter or escape, so you are losing money! Here are the steps we use to restore an attic.
Scoop out Larger Feces Clumps
The first step in any attic restoration project involves removing larger feces from the attic. This can be done using tools and containers that are secure. We use a long-handled tool to remove the feces from the walls and ceilings. For any droppings that are dried or stuck on hard surfaces, we will soak them with water and then scrape them off with a wire brush.
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. Mice, rats, and other forms of rodent leave behind large amounts of tiny feces that can only be removed using this method. AAAC uses a specialized machine that has a long enough hose to reach all 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. To clean small droppings, AAAC Wildlife will also use a special brush attachment that is designed to reach tight spaces such as corners and accessible areas near the roofline.
Small feces in an attic can be hard to see with the naked eye, so AAAC uses UV light to locate them. Any surface that has feces left behind by animals like bats, rats or raccoons will look like black spots when exposed to UV light.
Air Duct Cleaning & Repair
AAAC Wildlife Control also offers ductwork restoration and repair services. AAAC uses a specially designed tool to clean the inside of ducts and remove any debris. Once the cleaning is complete, we can apply a disinfectant to the ducts in order to kill any remaining bacteria and viruses.
Decontaminate the Attic
After removing rodents, the most important aspect of any attic restoration project is to decontaminate the attic of rodent urine and feces. This is an important step in the restoration process. It’s done to protect your family from any microbial pathogens that could cause harm if inhaled.
AAAC Wildlife Removal uses special ultraviolet light to detect areas that are contaminated with rodent droppings. The technicians will then spray a disinfectant spray on the affected surfaces to kill any microorganisms from the animal feces.
AAAC Wildlife Removal will fog the attic with a fine mist to kill microorganisms that may be present in animal feces. They use an electric sprayer to make a mist of microscopic drops that is invisible to the naked eye. As the droplets evaporate they leave behind chemical residues that are toxic for microorganisms like algae, molds, bacteria, and viruses.
Drying is crucial in attic restoration services because it eliminates moisture which can promote mold growth. AAAC may use a dehumidifier to ensure that all moisture evaporates from the attic wood and insulation. This helps to prevent mold growth in the attic space during re-insulation.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
Technicians will complete this portion of the restoration by removing insulation and installing new insulation. To avoid causing damage to adjacent areas and leaving a mess, the insulation must be carefully removed. Insulation is normally wrapped around rafters or joists, so be careful when pulling them, lest they cause damage to some of the wooden structures.
Mold spores and other potentially harmful materials are often found in the insulation and can be released into the air when it is removed. To prevent inhalation of these hazardous particles, our technicians wear masks.
The technicians will remove the old insulation and install the new insulation. This insulation should be cut to fit snugly around rafters, joists, and other structures. It is possible to leave some pieces behind by cutting things too close. 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. The general components of attic restoration are re-insulation, decontamination, and removing waste.
Attics lose their ability to insulate over time due to accumulated dust, animal droppings or ice accumulation. This is a way for more energy to escape your home than if you had insulation intact. The first step in decontamination is to use fans in interior areas where moisture has affected, such as bathrooms and closets.
How do you disinfect an attic?
Remove old insulation. Use an ultraviolet sterilizer and disinfectant to decontaminate it. Finally, sanitize the area to kill bacteria. 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. To remove bacteria and mold from wood joists, rafters, and other surfaces, attic restoration requires a powerful suction system. This is followed by a biocides wash-down that not only kills remaining mold but leaves behind an antimicrobial compound that prevents future mold and mildew growth. Finally, the area is disinfected with ultraviolet light similar to what’s used in hospitals.
Total Attic Restoration Solutions
AAAC Wildlife Removal handles attic restoration services to decontaminate attics after removing wildlife. We will clean the attic of any feces and remove any soiled insulation. AAAC Wildlife will soak any droppings stuck to hard surfaces or dried with water. Then, we’ll use a wire brush and scrape them away. AAAC Pest Control uses a tool with an extended handle that allows them to reach high places where squirrels and raccoons often leave their feces. If you need your air ducts completely decontaminated and cleaned of animal droppings and hair, we offer Air Duct Cleaning and Repair too. Get your attic back by calling us today!