How We Restore Your Attic
Although they won’t be able to chew through insulation, the pests can easily tear it. 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 of an attic restoration is to remove large amounts of feces left behind by insects. To remove the feces on the walls and ceilings we use a long-handled, flexible tool. We soak any dropped materials that are stuck to hard surfaces or dried in water and then remove them using a wire brush.
The technicians at AAAC use a special tool that has an extendable handle so they can climb onto the roof of your house to get to the high areas where raccoons and squirrels usually 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
Next, remove any rodent feces pellets from an attic. Mice, rats, and other forms of rodents leave behind large amounts of tiny feces that can only be removed using this method. AAAC uses a specially designed machine with a long enough hose so it can reach even the farthest corners of your attic. It has an extra-long, powerful vacuum tube, high-speed suction, and HEPA filter that removes animal hair and droppings. AAAC uses a brush attachment to clean small droppings. It is made for tight spaces like corners and areas close to the roof.
AAAC uses UV light to locate small feces hidden in attics. UV light will produce black dots wherever feces are left behind by animals, including bats, rats, and raccoons.
Air Duct Cleaning & Repair
AAAC Wildlife Control also offers ductwork restoration and repair services. AAAC uses a specially designed tool to clean the inside of ducts and remove any debris. Once this is done, we can spray a disinfectant on the ducts to eliminate any remaining bacteria or viruses that may have been left behind by bats, rats, raccoons, or squirrels.
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.
AAAC Wildlife Removal uses ultraviolet light to locate areas that have been contaminated by rodent droppings or other animals for this part of its attic restoration service. The technicians will then apply a disinfectant spray and clean up any animal feces.
AAAC Wildlife Removal will fog an attic with a fine mist to kill any microorganisms from the animal droppings. An electric atomizer sprayer is used to create a cloud of tiny droplets that are invisible to humans. The chemical residue from the droplets’ evaporation is toxic to microorganisms including bacteria, algae, and viruses.
Drying is an important part of the attic restoration process as any moisture left behind can cause 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
This part of the restoration work is completed by removing old insulation and then installing a brand new one. To prevent damage to neighboring areas or leaving a mess, it is essential that the old insulation be removed carefully. 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 hazardous materials can also be found in insulation. These substances can be released into the air when insulation is removed. Our technicians wear masks to prevent them from inhaling any particles that may get into the air ducts.
The technicians will remove the old insulation and install the new insulation. The insulation must fit snugly around rafters or joists. The downside to cutting things close is that there’s a chance you’ll leave some bits behind when you’re done. To keep everything in its place during installation, technicians use masking tape or a duct sealer.
What is full attic restoration?
Attic restoration involves restoring the functionality and appearance of an attic. Attic restoration can include insulation, cleaning up waste, and decontamination.
Attics typically lose their ability to insulate when they become dirty or dusty from accumulated dust, animal droppings, or ice accumulation. This causes more heat loss through your home than it would if the insulation was intact. Fans are used to dry interior areas affected by moisture, such as bathrooms or closets that have suffered water damage.
How do you disinfect an attic?
Replace insulation and decontaminate the attic with a disinfectant, an ultraviolet sterilizer, and a sanitizer to kill any bacteria. To prevent reinfection, it is also important to clean all surfaces that have been in contact with contaminated material.
It begins by removing insulation in order to perform safe and effective disinfecting. A powerful suction system is used to remove harmful substances from surfaces like wood joists and rafters. Following this, a biocides washing is done. This not only kills the remaining mold but also leaves behind an antimicrobial substance that prevents further mold and mildew development. The area is then sterilized using ultraviolet lights that are similar to those used at hospitals.
Total Attic Restoration Solutions
AAAC Wildlife Removal can provide attic cleaning services. To restore the attic’s original condition, we clean out feces and remove any insulation that has been contaminated. AAAC Wildlife will soak any droppings stuck to hard surfaces or dried with water. Then, we’ll use a wire brush and scrape them away. 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. Air Duct Repair is available for those who want to have their ducts clean and free from animal hair and droppings. We can help you get your attic back.