How We Restore Your Attic
Even though they cannot chew through insulation, pests can still 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 get rid of the droppings from walls and ceilings, we use a long-handled device. If the droppings are dry or stuck on hard surfaces we will soak them in water, and then use a wire brush for scraping them off.
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. 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 is to clean out the attic of small rodent feces pellets by vacuuming. This is the only method that will remove tiny pellets of rodent waste from attics. AAAC uses a special machine, which has a long enough hose length to reach the most remote parts of your attic. It is equipped with an extra-long vacuum tube, high-velocity suction, and a HEPA filter to remove hair and droppings from insulation surfaces and other surfaces. 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 ultraviolet light to find small feces in attics. 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 decontamination. This is an important step in the restoration process. It’s done to protect your family from any microbial pathogens that could cause harm if inhaled.
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 will then apply a disinfectant spray and clean up any animal feces.
AAAC Wildlife Removal will spray a fine mist into the attic to kill microorganisms. They use an electric-atomizer sprayer, which creates a fog that’s invisible to humans. As the droplets evaporate, they produce a chemical residue that’s toxic to microorganisms such as 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 may use an attic dehumidifier to eliminate any moisture remaining in insulation and wood. This can also prevent mold growth from occurring during the re-insulation of the attic.
Full Attic Insulation Replacement
To complete this part of the restoration service, technicians will perform insulation removal and then install brand new insulation. It is important to remove old insulation carefully so that it does not damage adjacent areas or leave a mess. Insulation is normally wrapped around rafters or joists, so be careful when pulling them, lest they cause damage to some of the wooden structures.
Insulation also often contains mold spores and other potentially dangerous materials, which can be released into the air when the insulation is removed. Our technicians are required to wear masks in order not to breathe in any dangerous particles or substances that could get into the ducts.
The technicians will remove the old insulation and install the new insulation. This insulation must be cut to fit and fit snugly around rafters and joists. Although cutting things close can lead to some leftover insulation. To keep everything in its place during installation, technicians use masking tape or a duct sealer.
What is full attic restoration?
Attic restoration is a process to restore the function and appearance of an attic. Attic restoration can include insulation, cleaning up waste, and decontamination.
Attics lose their ability to insulate over time due to accumulated dust, animal droppings or ice accumulation. This is a way for more energy to escape your home than if you had insulation intact. The decontamination process starts with using fans in interior spaces where moisture has accumulated.
How do you disinfect an attic?
To disinfect an attic, you must first remove old insulation then clean the attic with a disinfectant or an ultraviolet sterilizer. It is important to disinfect all surfaces that come in contact with the contaminated material. This will prevent reinfection.
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 handles attic restoration services to decontaminate attics after removing wildlife. We clean animal feces, remove soiled insulation, and re-insulate the attic to bring it back to its original condition. AAAC Wildlife will soak any droppings on hard surfaces that have dried out or are stuck to the surface with water, and then use a wire brush for scraping them off. 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. If you need your air ducts completely decontaminated and cleaned of animal droppings and hair, we offer Air Duct Cleaning and Repair too. We can help you get your attic back.