How We Restore Your Attic
Although they won’t be able to chew through insulation, the pests can easily tear it. The insulation material becomes much more than just bedding. After all, the animals that tear down your attic’s barriers can also make a home there and leave behind their contaminants like urine or feces. You’ll also lose money because these areas have less insulation integrity. Here are some steps to follow when attic restoration is completed.
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 to remove the feces from the walls and ceilings. We soak any droppings on hard surfaces that have dried out or become stuck with water. Then we will use a wire brush and scrape off the excess.
AAAC uses a special tool that can be extended to reach the highest areas of your house where squirrels, raccoons, and other animals often leave feces. It is possible that large quantities of droppings are needed to be removed from rafters and the eaves by the technicians.
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 only way to remove tiny pellets of feces found in attics from rats, mice and other rodents. AAAC uses a specialized machine equipped with a long enough tube that can reach every corner of your attic. It has an extra-long, powerful vacuum tube, high-speed suction, and HEPA filter that removes animal hair and droppings. To clean small droppings, AAAC Wildlife will also use a special brush attachment that is designed to reach tight spaces such as corners and accessible areas near the roofline.
AAAC uses UV light to locate small feces hidden 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 provides ductwork repair and restoration services. We can remove hair, droppings and urine. AAAC uses a specially designed tool to clean the inside of ducts and remove any debris. Once we have cleaned the ducts thoroughly, we can spray a disinfectant onto them to get rid of any bacteria or viruses that might have been left behind from bats, rats or raccoons.
Decontaminate the Attic
After removing rodents, the most important aspect of any attic restoration project is to decontaminate the attic of rodent urine and feces. 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 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 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 leave behind chemical residues that are toxic for microorganisms like algae, molds, bacteria, and viruses.
Drying is crucial in attic restoration services because it eliminates moisture which can promote mold growth. AAAC may use an attic dehumidifier to eliminate any moisture remaining in insulation and wood. This helps to prevent mold growth in the attic space during re-insulation.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
To complete this part of the restoration service, technicians will perform insulation removal and then install brand new insulation. The old insulation must be removed carefully to prevent ruining adjacent areas or leaving a mess behind. 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. Our technicians wear masks to prevent them from inhaling any particles that may get into the air ducts.
Technicians will install new insulation once the old insulation has been removed. The insulation must fit snugly around rafters or joists. Although cutting things close can lead to some leftover insulation. 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. Attic restoration includes insulation, decontamination, and the removal of waste.
When attics become dirty from animal droppings, accumulated dust or ice, they lose their ability to insulate. 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. 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. A powerful suction system is used to remove harmful substances from surfaces like wood joists and rafters. The biocides wash-down kills any remaining mold and leaves behind antimicrobial compounds that will prevent future mold and mildew growth. The final step is light sterilization, which disinfects the area using ultraviolet lights similar to those used in hospitals.
Total Attic Restoration Solutions
AAAC Wildlife Removal can provide attic cleaning services. We will clean the attic of any feces and remove any soiled insulation. 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 has a specialized tool with an extendable handle to reach the high places squirrels or raccoons leave feces. If you need your air ducts completely decontaminated and cleaned of animal droppings and hair, we offer Air Duct Cleaning and Repair too. Call us today to get your attic back!