Why is Contaminated Insulation a Problem?

Contaminated insulation is one of the worst issues for homeowners after a bat problem. You may even think it is not bad because there were only a few bats in your attic. The truth is, a few bats can create a lot of waste. Guano and urine destroy insulation. We will evaluate the damage to your insulation and recommend replacement if necessary. Insulation can be expensive but it is very important for the health of your family and temperature control. You will also see a lower electric bill when insulation is at its best.
Contaminated insulation can also be the cause of unpleasant odors coming from your attic. The odor might be off putting to humans, but other creatures like roaches and flies will be attracted by it. The last thing you want to do is trade one infestation for another. Let us help determine if clean up and deodorization is needed or if insulation replacement is your best option.

Comfort and Cost with Insulation

Insulation in your attic serves an important purpose. It keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter by stopping the cool or warm air in the house from escaping. This helps your HVAC system function better and keeps it from working too hard to regulate the temperature in your home. If your insulation is saturated with urine from hats, it will flatten and be less effective. When your HVAC system has to work harder, your bill is usually higher.

Health Risks from Contaminated Insulation

One of the best reasons to have your insulation inspected is your health. The guano created by bats can be extremely harmful to humans. Many times the bats have damaged wiring, drywall and HVAC ducts. When the guano dries and is disturbed, harmful particles can make their way into ducts and be distributed through your home. Histoplasmosis can be found in the guano and can affect human lungs. This can result in respiratory issues ranging from a cold to lung infections. Serious infections can lead to death in some vulnerable people. Sometimes, insulation replacement can be necessary for the health of your family.