How We Restore Your Attic
Even though they cannot chew through insulation, pests can still tear it apart. The insulation material becomes much more than just bedding. After all, the animals that tear down your attic’s barriers can also make a home there and leave behind their contaminants like urine or feces. With less insulation integrity these areas allow air to enter or escape, so you are losing money! These are the steps that we follow when restoring 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. 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 uses a special tool with an extendable handle to climb on top of your house and reach the areas where squirrels or raccoons leave their droppings. Sometimes, technicians will need to remove large amounts from rafters or the eaves of your house.
Vacuum Small Feces
Next is to clean out the attic of small rodent feces pellets by vacuuming. 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 has an extra-long, powerful vacuum tube, high-speed suction, and HEPA filter that removes animal hair and droppings. 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. The UV light will show black dots where there are feces from animals like rats, bats, or raccoons.
Air Duct Cleaning & Repair
AAAC Wildlife Control also provides ductwork repair and restoration services. We can remove hair, droppings, and urine. 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
The most important part of an attic restoration project after removing the critters is the decontamination of the attic of rodent feces and urine. 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. The technicians then use a disinfectant spray for cleaning any areas or surfaces that are affected by animal droppings.
AAAC Wildlife Removal will fog your attic with a fine mist that kills microorganisms found in animal feces. They use an electric atomizer sprayer – which creates a fog of microscopic droplets that can’t be seen by humans. 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 can also prevent mold growth from occurring during the re-insulation of the attic.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
Technicians will complete this portion of the restoration by removing insulation and installing new insulation. To prevent damage to neighboring areas or leaving a mess, it is essential that the old insulation be removed carefully. Insulation is usually wrapped around rafters and joists, so it’s important that you don’t pull it too hard or you may break some of the wood structures in your attic.
Insulation also often contains mold spores and other potentially dangerous materials, which can be released into the air when the insulation is removed. Our technicians are required to wear masks in order not to breathe in any dangerous particles or substances that could get into the ducts.
After removing the insulation, technicians will then place new ones. This insulation must be cut to fit and fit snugly around rafters and joists. There is a risk of leaving some insulation behind if you don’t cut it close enough. The technicians also use masking tape and a duct sealer to keep everything in place during installation.
What is full attic restoration?
Attic Restoration is a process that restores the function and appearance of an attic. Attic restoration includes insulation, decontamination, and the removal of waste.
When attics get dirty and dusty due to animal droppings, accumulated dirt, or ice accumulation, their ability to insulate is often reduced. 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?
Remove soiled insulation, decontaminate with a disinfectant and an ultraviolet sterilizer, and sanitize to kill the bacteria. You must also clean any surfaces that have come into contact with contaminated material to prevent reinfection.
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 that have dried on hard surfaces or gotten stuck, then use a wire brush to remove them. AAAC Pest Control has a specialized tool with an extendable handle to reach the high places squirrels or raccoons leave feces. Air Duct Repair is available for those who want to have their ducts clean and free from animal hair and droppings. Get your attic back by calling us today!