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SERVPRO - Nashua Blown In Insulation Removal

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO technicians begin removal with a commercial vacuum.

Blown In Insulation Removal in Nashua Homes

Blown in insulation is a cheap and efficient product for insulating attics and walls. It is preferable to insulation blankets because installers can blow insulation into spaces where they cannot physically enter otherwise. This cellulose product efficiently blocks heat from entering or exiting a home. The drawback is that when this type of insulation becomes contaminated or wet, it must be removed and replaced.

Removal of blown in insulation is essential for a Nashua home. Contaminated insulation is a health risk to residents. Animal feces and urine (rats, raccoons, and birds) can contain a variety of diseases from bird flu to the hantavirus. As the insulation begins to compact from the weight of the animal waste, it also becomes a better environment for animals to build a nest. That means more generations of rats which mean more feces and urine until removal of the insulation.

The problem is not always with urine or feces. Clean water from a leaking pipe or a drip from broken roofing tiles can also cost hundreds or even thousands in removal costs. Since wet insulation quickly begins to compact regardless of the source, the ability to hold in or keep out heat reduces as well.

Our SERVPRO technicians begin removal with a commercial vacuum. It is the quickest method and limits the physical contact between our employees and the contaminated insulation. Once we have vacuumed everything out, we use antibacterial cleaners and a fogging machine to pump the cleaning agent throughout walls and attics, efficiently destroying any trace amounts of contamination. These fogging machines also leave minimal residue. We clean and sanitize the cellulose before disposing of it according to state regulations.

After cleaning, one of our inspectors looks for damaged building material. If there are panels that need replacing, we do this before replacing the insulation. Depending on the size of the house, we can complete replacement within a day or two.

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Regardless of the source, removal of contaminated and compacted insulation is necessary for the integrity of your home and the safety of its residents. It is a health hazard and no longer useful in lowering your energy bills. The weather is beautiful now, but SERVPRO of Nashua understands that New Hampshire winters are not forgiving. If you need us, we are here to help. Call today at (603) 889-2311.

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