How we restore your attic
Although they won’t be able to chew through insulation, the pests can easily tear it. 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 can easily allow air in or out, which is why you could be losing money. Here are the steps we use to restore an attic.
Scoop out Larger Feces Clumps
The first step of an attic restoration is to remove large amounts of feces left behind by insects. We use a long-handled tool to remove the feces from the walls and ceilings. We soak any dropped materials that are stuck to hard surfaces or dried in water and then remove them using a wire brush.
AAAC uses a special tool that can be extended to reach the highest areas of your house where squirrels, raccoons, and other animals often leave feces. It is possible that large quantities of droppings are needed to be removed from rafters and the eaves by the technicians.
Vacuum Small Feces
Next, remove any rodent feces pellets from an attic. This method is the best for removing large amounts of small feces left behind by rodents such as 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 has an extra-long, powerful vacuum tube, high-speed suction, and HEPA filter that removes animal hair and droppings. AAAC uses a brush attachment to clean small droppings. It is made for tight spaces like corners and areas close to the roof.
AAAC uses a UV lamp to locate small feces found in attics. The UV light will create black dots on surfaces where feces have been left by animals, such as rats, bats, and raccoons.
Air Duct Cleaning & Repair
AAAC Wildlife Control also offers air duct restoration and repair services to remove 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 that is completed, we can spray a disinfectant over the ducts to kill any bacteria, viruses, or rodents that may have been left behind.
Decontaminate the Attic
After the removal of the animals, the most important part is the cleanup of the attic. This is an extremely important part of any attic restoration project. It’s done in order to protect your family against microbial pathogens which could be harmful if inhaled.
AAAC Wildlife Removal uses a UV light to identify areas that may have been infested with rodent droppings. The technicians will then use a disinfectant spray to clean the affected surfaces and areas, killing all microorganisms that may be present in animal feces.
AAAC Wildlife Removal will fog up the attic using a fine mist in order to kill microorganisms from animal feces. An electric atomizer sprayer is used to create a cloud of tiny droplets that are invisible to humans. Droplets that evaporate leave behind a chemical residue that is toxic to microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and algae.
The drying process is important in the attic restoration service because it eliminates any remaining moisture, which could promote mold growth if left untreated. AAAC might use a dehumidifier in order to dry out the insulation and wood attic. This also helps prevent mold growth during re-insulation of the attic space.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
This part of the restoration work is completed by removing old insulation and then installing a brand new one. To prevent damage to neighboring areas or leaving a mess, it is essential that the old insulation be removed carefully. Insulation is often wrapped around joists/rafters. You should not pull it too hard as it could cause damage to your attic’s wood structures.
Insulation also often contains mold spores and other potentially dangerous materials, which can be released into the air when the insulation is removed. This is why our technicians wear masks – so they don’t breathe in any particles that might make their way into the air ducts.
The technicians will then install new insulation after the old insulation has been removed. This insulation should be cut to fit snugly around rafters, joists, and other structures. You may have to cut things closer, but there is always a chance that you will leave bits behind. To keep everything in its place during installation, technicians use masking tape or a duct sealer.
What is full attic restoration?
Attic restoration is a process that restores both the function and the look of an attic. Attic restoration includes insulation, decontamination and the removal of waste.
Attics typically lose their ability to insulate when they become dirty or dusty from accumulated dust, animal droppings, or ice accumulation. The loss of insulation can cause energy loss through your home than if it were intact. The decontamination process starts with using fans in interior spaces where moisture has accumulated.
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. You must also clean any surfaces that have come into contact with contaminated material to prevent reinfection.
To ensure safe and efficient disinfection, the process starts with removing insulation. To remove bacteria and mold from wood joists, rafters, and other surfaces, attic restoration requires a powerful suction system. After the suction process is finished, a biocides washdown is used to kill any remaining mold. The antimicrobial compound also prevents mold and mildew from growing in the future. 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 clean animal feces, remove soiled insulation, and re-insulate the attic to bring it back to its original condition. 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 has a specialized tool with an extendable handle to reach the high places squirrels or raccoons leave feces. Our Air Duct Cleaning & Repair service is also available for those who wish to have their air ducts thoroughly cleaned from all animal hairs and droppings. Call us today to get your attic back!