Insulation Removal on Florida’s Treasure Coast
Insulation is an important, yet often overlooked, component of an energy efficient home. According to the EPA, a properly insulated home can save homeowners an average of 15% on their annual heating and cooling costs. But often, homeowners do not realize their home’s insulation needs help.
What Happens to Insulation Over Time?
Insulation can become old or damaged over time. The two biggest factors that contribute to the damage and ineffectiveness of insulation are water and pests. A leak may dampen your attic’s insulation and lead to mold, mildew, or even the rotting of your ceiling roof rafters over time. If the moisture problem is not addressed, the issue can become even more serious.
Pests such as rats, squirrels, possums, raccoons, and roaches are common in Florida attics. They like to burrow and rest in the warm insulation, damaging the insulation and leaving behind droppings that can lead to bacteria growth.
Most homeowners rarely venture into the dark recesses of their attic, so often they have no idea there is an issue with their insulation until it becomes a larger problem. It is important to periodically inspect your home’s insulation to make sure it is clean and undamaged. Damaged or worn-out insulation can make your home less comfortable in the winter months and increase your energy bills.
Can I Remove My Insulation Myself?
Removing insulation can be a messy and sometimes dangerous job. Even though there are many DIY attic insulation removal sites on the internet, it is best to let an insulation professional complete the job so it is done safely and correctly.
Before removing insulation, it is important to ascertain the cause of any leaks and repair them to prevent any further moisture. Pests can get in your attic where the leaks are, so this will also help keep them out.
The most common form of insulation, cellulose insulation, is made of 80% recycled newspaper. Cellulose installed in older homes can often contain a dangerous carcinogen called asbestos. Fiberglass insulation, another commonly used type of insulation, is made up of very fine glass fibers that can embed in the skin and cause eye, lung, and skin irritation when released in the air and breathed in.
For these reasons, it is important to wear proper safety gear to keep from inhaling dangerous particles during removal. A professional insulation removal service is prepared with the proper tools and gear to ensure that the job is done safely and correctly.
Trust the Insulation Experts to Keep You Safe
When removing attic insulation, it is also vital to keep the wet or damaged insulation and its components contained to not contaminate your main living space. Our expert team at Leed Insulation uses specialized equipment to safely contain and remove the affected insulation from your home. Your safety is our top priority, so we take extra precautions to ensure that the rest of your home is not affected by the insulation removal process. You can trust our insulation removal team to complete the job in a timely, clean, and efficient manner.
Top Quality Work
For over 30 years, our woman-owned company has provided the residents of Florida’s Treasure Coast with exemplary customer service and workmanship. We pride ourselves on putting our customers first and providing top quality work for an affordable price. Contact us today to schedule your free home inspection and estimate and make sure your home is winter ready.