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Why You Should NEVER Remove Insulation on Your Own

Removing insulation can be hazardous to your health

There are many reasons why you may need to remove your home’s insulation. A rodent infestation can damage your insulating material beyond repair. Insulation may also become damaged from a leak in your roof, leading to mold and mildew issues and creating a health risk for you and your family. Whatever the reason for conducting an attic insulation removal, you should NEVER attempt to remove it on your own, as the removal process poses a serious health risk.

Toxic Materials Present in Older Insulation

If the insulation in your attic hasn’t been replaced in decades, the existing insulation may be composed of extremely harmful materials — some of which pose a significant health risk to you while you attempt to remove it.

Some insulation installed in homes up until the 1970s contained asbestos, an extremely toxic and carcinogenic material that may cause severe damage to the lungs if inhaled. Deciding to take on the attic insulation removal process on your own could have serious consequences.

Exposure to asbestos can increase your risk for mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other detrimental health conditions, which is why it’s critical to take every precaution when conducting an attic insulation removal job. Often, symptoms may not become apparent until 20 to 30 years after contact occurs, leaving individuals with the mistaken notion that they were unharmed. For this reason, it is extremely important to hire a professional attic insulation removal service to complete the work. Professionals have the necessary protective gear and tools to get the job done correctly and safely.

The Presence of Rodent Droppings and Other Harmful Infestations

Often, attic insulation needs to be removed as a result of damage from a rodent infestation. These pests can burrow their way into your home’s insulation, eventually creating a nest and an unhealthy amount of rodent droppings in the process.

These substances can be extremely harmful to inhale, as rodent droppings may contain noroviruses. Additionally, water-damaged insulation can become infested with mold and mildew, leading to serious health concerns.

Effective Attic Insulation Removal

No one should regularly deal with an attic which does not fulfill your insulation needs. If you believe your home attic insulation removal services, contact a trusted professional attic insulation removal company.

Attic Projects provides the proper equipment and knowledge to remove attic insulation safely and effectively. Contact us at 858-246-7421.