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SERVPRO Nashua - Insulation Removal

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Insulation that has become water-logged compacts and does not spring back to its original shape when it dries out.

Needing Insulation Removal Services in Your Home? Look No More! 

Insulation serves two purposes: Keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If it becomes damaged in any fashion, then it has to be removed and replaced. If your home’s insulation becomes contaminated in some way, it is now a health risk to your family.

Insulation removal from a Nashua home needs to be conducted by a professional service. SERVPRO has developed over our decades in business, a set of procedures that removes damaged or soiled insulation from your home. We go into the crawlspaces, attics, and wall spaces to take out hundreds of pounds of insulation without risk to your home or the health of the residents.

Insulation that has become water-logged compacts and does not spring back to its original shape when it dries out. Compaction reduces the thermal resistance or the R-value of the insulation, rendering it useless for keeping your home warm or cool. An inch of insulation has an R-value of about 2.2 to 3.5 depending on the type of insulation. Water reduces the ability to hold heat, preventing it from entering your home in the summer and keeping it inside when the temperature drops to freezing and below.

As valuable as insulation is, it is also a natural source of nesting material for mice, squirrels, and raccoons. Other areas of the attic and crawlspaces quickly become a bathroom, harboring feces and urine. Animal waste not only smells bad, but the buildup also provides a vector for respiratory ailments and other diseases.

When this happens, our SERVPRO technicians remove the contaminated insulation and then use anti-fungal and anti-microbial sprays and cleaners to sterilize the affected areas. Once completed, new insulation can safely be laid or blown in place.

There is one last reason to remove water insulation that does not involve damage or animal waste; saving money. The insulation you buy today has a higher R-value than what was on the market 20 years ago. Today’s insulation is far superior to what was blown or laid into homes 40 years ago or even father back.


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Keeping your home comfortable and free from contamination may be expensive, but it is usually quickly accomplished. Removing old insulation gives you peace of mind when it comes to the health of your family and the amount of money saved each month by replacing damaged insulation adds up very quickly. Before the summer heat arrives, call SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 today.

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