Insulating Attic Once Four-legged friend Hurt

Have animals destroyed your attic insulation? There are a number of IRS tax incentives offering 30% off quality insulation until Dec. 31 2010. When animals like bats, birds, raccoons, squirrels and mice enter into your property or building’s attic, they could damage and contaminate the insulation with urine, feces, shed fur, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. If the animal waste is not removed, these disease-causing contaminates will stay static in your home’s insulation forever. The remaining animal odors may also attract other nuisance wildlife to your attic or crawl space as it’s perceived as a secure and secure animal living space.

Raccoon poop and bat guano/droppings are considered hazardous by the Center for Disease Control and the droppings from wildlife may carry animal disease that could be passed to humans. These animal diseases are called zoonotic diseases and can include histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, baylisascaris, salmonella, e-coli, rabies, etc. WARNING: DO NOT DISTURB THE DROPPINGS until you are wearing proper safety equipment including a 0.4 microns respirator which will filter the airborne pathogens to stop respiratory disease.

Though it is possible to solve the situation yourself, hiring an Animal Control Technician is the most advantageous choice once you encounter these animal hazard problems. Isoler des combles perdus The process begins by detatching and vacuuming out all contaminates and contaminated insulation. After waste removal, it is strongly recommended to deodorize and decontaminate that the attic or crawl space. When the removal of the contaminated insulation including raccoon poop, bat guano, squirrel damage and rodent damage is complete, installation of a Pest Control Insulation is suggested. Thermal, Acoustic, Pest Control material (T.A.P.) is highly efficient and is really a superior replacement for animal damaged insulation. It may also be applied in a procedure called attic capping, which is applied over insulation already in place, to bring the R values up to Department of Energy recommended levels for your area. This material will boost your comfort levels, add fire resistance, control and exclude many insect pests, and as spoken earlier, help you save money with improved energy efficiency and IRS tax incentives.

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