Have animals destroyed your attic insulation? There are always a selection of IRS tax incentives offering 30% off quality insulation until Dec. 31 2010. When animals like bats, birds, raccoons, squirrels and mice get into your property or building’s attic, they are able to damage and contaminate the insulation with urine, feces, shed fur, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. If the animal waste is not removed, these disease-causing contaminates will stay in your home’s insulation forever. The rest of the animal odors can also attract other nuisance wildlife to your attic or crawl space as it’s perceived as a safe and secure animal living space.
Raccoon poop and bat guano/droppings are thought hazardous by the Center for Disease Control and the droppings from wildlife may carry animal disease that would be passed to humans. These animal diseases are called zoonotic diseases and can include histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, baylisascaris, salmonella, e-coli, rabies, etc. WARNING: DO NOT DISTURB THE DROPPINGS unless you are wearing proper safety equipment including a 0.4 microns respirator which will filter the airborne pathogens to avoid respiratory disease.
Though it is achievable to resolve the issue yourself, hiring an Animal Control Technician is probably the most advantageous choice whenever you come across these animal hazard problems. Isoler des combles perdus The process begins by removing and vacuuming out all contaminates and contaminated insulation. After waste removal, it is strongly suggested to deodorize and decontaminate that the attic or crawl space. When the removal of the contaminated insulation including raccoon poop, bat guano, squirrel damage and rodent damage is complete, installing of a Pest Control Insulation is suggested. Thermal, Acoustic, Pest Control material (T.A.P.) is highly efficient and is really a superior alternative to animal damaged insulation. It may also be applied in an activity called attic capping, which will be applied over insulation already in position, to create the R values around Department of Energy recommended levels for the area. This material will improve your comfort levels, add fire resistance, control and exclude many insect pests, and as spoken earlier, help you save money with improved energy efficiency and IRS tax incentives.