How We Restore Your Attic
Pests may not be able to chew through insulation, but they can certainly tear it up. 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. You’ll also lose money because these areas have less insulation integrity. These are the steps that we follow when restoring an attic.
Scoop out Larger Feces Clumps
The first step is to remove any larger feces that have been left behind by pests. We use a long-handled tool for removing the feces off the ceilings and walls. 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 technicians use an extended handle tool to climb onto the roof of your home to find high-risk areas where squirrels and rats often leave feces. 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 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. This machine has an extra-long vacuum tube and high-velocity suction. HEPA filters are included to remove any animal hair or droppings from insulation and other surfaces. AAAC will use a special brush to reach corners and other areas around the roof.
AAAC uses ultraviolet light to find small feces 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. This can be hard to do, but AAAC uses a special tool to clean the inside of the ducts and remove all debris. 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 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.
AAAC Wildlife Removal uses special ultraviolet light to detect areas that are contaminated with rodent droppings. After cleaning the affected areas and surfaces, technicians will use a disinfectant spray. This kills any microorganisms found in animal feces.
AAAC Wildlife Removal will fog the attic with a fine mist to kill microorganisms that may be present in animal feces. They use an electric sprayer to make a mist of microscopic drops that is invisible to the naked 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 a dehumidifier to ensure that all moisture evaporates from the attic wood and insulation. This also helps prevent mold growth during re-insulation of the attic space.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
To complete this part of the restoration service, technicians will perform insulation removal and then install brand new insulation. 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.
Mold spores, and other potentially hazardous materials can also be found in insulation. These substances can be released into the air when insulation is removed. To prevent inhalation of these hazardous particles, our technicians wear masks.
Technicians will install new insulation once the old insulation has been removed. This insulation must be cut to fit and fit snugly around rafters and joists. It is possible to leave some pieces behind by cutting things too close. Technicians also use masking tape and a sealer during installation to hold everything in place.
What is full attic restoration?
Attic restoration is a process that restores both the function and the look of an attic. The general components of attic restoration are re-insulation, decontamination, and removing waste.
Attics typically lose their ability to insulate when they become dirty or dusty from accumulated dust, animal droppings, or ice accumulation. This loss of insulation allows more energy to be lost through your home than if the insulation had been left intact. Use fans to clean up any interior areas that are affected by moisture. This includes bathrooms and closets where water has leaked away dirt and other debris.
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.
To ensure that the process is safe and efficient, insulation must be removed. The use of a strong suction system is also necessary for attic restoration to remove any mold or bacteria from surfaces such wood joists or roof rafters. 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. The area is then sterilized using ultraviolet lights that are similar to those used at 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 which have become stuck to hard surfaces with water, then scrub them off using a wire brush. The technicians at AAAC Pest Control use a special tool that has an extendable handle so they can get to high areas where raccoons and squirrels usually leave feces. For those who need their air ducts to be completely cleaned and decontaminated, we also offer Air Duct Clean-up & Repair. Call us today to get your attic back!