Have animals destroyed your attic insulation? There are always a selection of IRS tax incentives offering 30% off quality insulation until Dec. 31 2010. When animals like bats, birds, raccoons, squirrels and mice get into your home or building’s attic, they can damage and contaminate the insulation with urine, feces, shed fur, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. If the animal waste is not removed, these disease-causing contaminates will remain in your home’s insulation forever. The rest of the animal odors can also attract other nuisance wildlife to your attic or crawl space as it’s perceived as a safe and secure animal living space.
Raccoon poop and bat guano/droppings are thought hazardous by the Center for Disease Control and the droppings from wildlife may carry animal disease that could be passed to humans. These animal diseases are called zoonotic diseases and can include histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, baylisascaris, salmonella, e-coli, rabies, etc. WARNING: DO NOT DISTURB THE DROPPINGS unless you are wearing proper safety equipment including a 0.4 microns respirator which will filter the airborne pathogens to stop respiratory disease.
Though it is possible to resolve the situation yourself, hiring an Animal Control Technician is probably the most advantageous choice when you run into these animal hazard problems. Isoler des combles perdus The procedure begins by eliminating and vacuuming out all contaminates and contaminated insulation. After waste removal, it is recommended to deodorize and decontaminate that the attic or crawl space. When removing the contaminated insulation including raccoon poop, bat guano, squirrel damage and rodent damage is complete, installation of a Pest Control Insulation is suggested. Thermal, Acoustic, Pest Control material (T.A.P.) is highly efficient and is a superior replacement animal damaged insulation. It can be applied in a process called attic capping, which is applied over insulation already in place, to bring the R values up to Department of Energy recommended levels for your area. This material will enhance your comfort levels, add fire resistance, control and exclude many insect pests, and as spoken earlier, help you save money with improved energy efficiency and IRS tax incentives.Read More No comments