How We Restore Your Attic
Although they are not able to chew through insulation material, they can tear it apart. 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 the steps we take to when performing attic restoration:
Scoop out Larger Feces Clumps
The first step in any attic restoration project involves removing larger feces from the attic. This can be done using tools and containers that are secure. To remove the feces from ceilings and walls, we use a long-handled instrument. 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 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. Sometimes, technicians will need to remove large amounts from rafters or the eaves of your house.
Vacuum Small Feces
Next is to clean out the attic of small rodent feces pellets by vacuuming. 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 with a large enough hose that can reach the furthest point in your attic. It has an extra-long, powerful vacuum tube, high-speed suction, and HEPA filter that removes animal hair and droppings. AAAC has a special brush attachment to reach small droppings in tight corners and ceilings. This attachment is designed to reach tight areas, such as corners and areas near the roof.
AAAC uses ultraviolet light to find small feces in attics. The UV light will appear as black dots on any surface where feces have been left behind by animals such as bats, rats, and raccoons.
Air Duct Cleaning & Repair
AAAC Wildlife Control also offers ductwork restoration and repair services. 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 the removal of the animals, the most important part is the cleanup of the attic. 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 UV light to determine if an area is contaminated by rodent droppings. The technicians will then use a disinfectant spray to clean the affected surfaces and areas, killing all microorganisms that may be present in animal feces.
AAAC Wildlife Removal will fog your attic with a fine mist that kills microorganisms found 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 leave behind chemical residues that are toxic for microorganisms like algae, molds, bacteria, and viruses.
The attic restoration process also requires that the attic be dried. This is because moisture can encourage mold growth if it isn’t removed. AAAC might use a dehumidifier in order to dry out the insulation and wood attic. This also helps prevent mold growth during re-insulation of the attic space.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
Technicians will then remove insulation and install new insulation to complete the restoration process. To prevent damage to neighboring areas or leaving a mess, it is essential that the old insulation be removed carefully. Insulation is normally wrapped around rafters or joists, so be careful when pulling them, lest they cause damage to some of the wooden 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. This is why our technicians wear masks – so they don’t breathe in any particles that might make their way into the air ducts.
The technicians will remove the old insulation and install the new insulation. The insulation must be cut so it fits snugly around the joists and rafters. 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 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 can lead to more energy being lost through your house than if insulation was 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?
Take out soiled insulation then disinfect the attic’s surface with an ultraviolet sterilizer or disinfectant. Finally, clean the surfaces to kill bacteria. It is essential to clean all surfaces which have been exposed to contaminated material in order not to reinfect.
The process begins with removing insulation to ensure efficient and safe disinfecting. A powerful suction system is used to remove harmful substances from surfaces like wood joists and 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 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 handles attic restoration services to decontaminate attics after removing wildlife. We will clean the attic of any feces and remove any soiled insulation. For any droppings that are dried or stuck on hard surfaces, AAAC Wildlife will soak them with water and then scrape them off with a wire brush. AAAC Pest Control employs a special tool with a long handle that can reach high places where squirrels, raccoons, and other animals often 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. Get your attic back by calling us today!