How We Restore Your Attic
Although they are not able to chew through insulation material, they can tear it apart. The insulating material becomes more than just bedding: after all, the animals that are tearing at your attic’s barriers will also make a home for themselves in said holes and leave behind their own contaminants like urine and feces. These areas are also less efficient at insulating air, allowing for air to escape or enter. This can lead to costly repairs. Here are the steps we take to when performing attic restoration:
Scoop out Larger Feces Clumps
A project to restore an attic is started by removing large feces, which are usually left behind by pests. To get rid of the droppings from walls and ceilings, we use a long-handled device. 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 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. They may need to loosen large amounts of droppings from rafters, eaves, and other areas so they can vacuum or hand-clean it.
Vacuum Small Feces
The next step in any attic restoration project is to vacuum small rodent feces pellets out of an attic to decontaminate them. This is the best way of getting rid of small rodent feces from an attic. AAAC uses a specialized machine equipped with a long enough tube that can reach every corner of your attic. The machine is equipped with an extra-long vacuum tube, high-velocity suction, and HEPA filter to remove animal hair and droppings from the insulation and other surfaces in your attic space. AAAC also uses a special brush attachment to reach tight areas such as corners or near the roofline.
AAAC uses ultraviolet light to locate tiny feces that may be hidden in the attic. 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 provides ductwork repair and restoration services. We can remove hair, droppings and urine. It can be difficult to clean the inside of the conduits but AAAC Wildlife Removal uses a special tool that can remove all debris from ducts. 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 the critters, the most important step in an attic restoration is the decontamination. This is a very important part of the job and it’s done to ensure your family stays safe from microbial pathogens that could be harmful if inhaled or ingested.
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 up the attic using a fine mist in order to kill microorganisms from animal feces. The electric atomizer sprayer creates a cloud of microscopic droplets that cannot be seen by the human eye. As the droplets evaporate, they produce a chemical residue that’s toxic to microorganisms such as algae, molds, bacteria, and viruses.
Drying is also an important step because it removes all moisture that may remain, which could result in mold growth. AAAC may use dehumidifiers to evaporate any moisture from attic insulation or wood. This prevents mold growth when the attic space is re-insulated.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
This part of the restoration work is completed by removing old insulation and then installing a brand new one. You must remove the insulation carefully in order to avoid damaging adjacent areas or making a mess. Insulation is typically wrapped around joists and rafters. It’s important to not pull too hard, as you could damage the wood structures in your attic.
Mold spores and other potentially harmful materials are often found in the insulation and can be released into the air when it is removed. Our technicians wear masks to prevent them from inhaling any particles that may get into the air ducts.
The technicians will then install new insulation after the old insulation has been removed. This insulation must be cut to fit and fit snugly around rafters and joists. The downside to cutting things close is that there’s a chance you’ll leave some bits behind when you’re done. Also, the technicians use masking tape to secure everything during installation.
What is full attic restoration?
Attic Restoration is a process that restores the function and appearance to an attic. Attic restoration consists of insulation, decontamination, and waste removal.
Attics lose their ability to insulate over time due to accumulated dust, animal droppings or ice accumulation. The loss of insulation can cause energy loss through your home than if it were 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 soiled insulation, decontaminate with a disinfectant and an ultraviolet sterilizer, and sanitize to kill the bacteria. To prevent reinfection, it is also important to clean all surfaces that have been in contact with contaminated material.
To ensure safe and efficient disinfection, the process starts with removing insulation. Attic restoration also involves the use of a powerful suction system to remove mold, bacteria, and other harmful materials from surfaces such as wood joists or rafters. The biocides wash-down kills any remaining mold and leaves behind antimicrobial compounds that will prevent future mold and mildew growth. 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 remove all feces from the attic, clean it of all soiled insulation, and re-insulate it to get it back to its original state. 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 uses a tool with an extended handle that allows them to reach high places where squirrels and raccoons often leave their feces. For those who need their air ducts to be completely cleaned and decontaminated, we also offer Air Duct Clean-up & Repair. Contact us today to have your attic cleaned out!