If you have fiberglass insulation in your attic that’s dusty, wet, infested with animal debris, or simply not as effective as an insulator anymore, it’s time to remove and replace it. Consumers should know, however, that removing these materials safely is often a tricky task. If you’re planning on removing fiberglass insulation, call the experts at Attic Guys; we’re happy to help you handle your most daunting attic-cleaning tasks.
Why Fiberglass Insulation Removal Is Not a DIY Project
Fiberglass insulation has a long and interesting history. Originally used to replace the known carcinogen asbestos, this substance still is associated with some potential health hazards. It’s comprised of numerous tightly-packed strands of glass. While it is no longer considered a potential carcinogenic material, fiberglass can cause inflammation of the lungs and irritation of the skin and eyes. The synthetic material it emits, styrene, can be carcinogenic. So if you’re thinking of removing fiberglass insulation on your own, don’t! It’s definitely a bad idea to do so without the necessary equipment, which includes everything from dust masks to long-sleeved shirts. Organizations like OSHA recommend many different practices to make you safe, which most consumers are unaware of. Let the professionals handle fiberglass insulation removal and you can avoid unnecessary health risks from the fiberglass and the airborne particles it generates.
Our Safety Processes
When completing these projects and removing fiberglass insulation, we make sure our staff takes the proper protective measures to work with these materials safely. That includes not only wearing goggles, masks, and other necessary safety equipment but also having the right training. Our company is licensed in asbestos abatement, which deals with a far more dangerous substance. So unlike many other contractors, we’re used to dealing with this material as well as more dangerous materials. We practice a high standard of safety, which is why so many of our customers trust us and use these services. We remove the old insulation from your home in a safe and controlled way. We place old insulation in contractor bags and manually remove it in a way that reduces the risk of dust and debris contamination.
The First Step Toward a Clean Attic
Attic insulation removal is the first step to a comprehensive cleaning solution, which can include anything from rodent-proofing to air duct replacement. Getting bad and ineffective fiberglass insulation removed is necessary before moving forward with many other cleaning practices. Whether you’re dealing with old blown-in fiberglass or with rolled fiberglass batts, we can help deal with this problem so that your home or building can have better energy retention. We can even handle this issue if you’re dealing with pests and rodents, as we’re very practiced with rodent-proofing as well.
If you want fiberglass insulation removal, don’t try to do it unsafely yourself, and don’t give this job to less-safe commercial contractors who are unfamiliar with common attic issues. Contact the specialists with years of industry experience: Attic Guys. To get a completely free estimate, contact us online or call us at 866-300-3258 today!