In certain cases it makes sense to remove old insulation prior to applying new insulation. Very old insulation is often inefficient and could have issues like water damage, mold or pests that has contaminated the insulation. Removing insulation your self can spread contaminants through out your home or commercial building making it unsafe.
Seal-Rite offers a professional service that will remove old insulation from your commercial building or home in a controlled way to minimize the exposure from these contaminants.
Blown-In Insulation Removal
Our insulation removal service involves the use of a high-powered vacuum. The dust and debris can be removed safely and efficiently and collected in bags specifically designed to collect the insulation material. This material is then safety disposed.
Batt Insulation Removal
If your batt insulation has the same issues of age or contamination our team can facilitate safe removal. This process removes the old batt insulation and seals the materials into specially design bags. Not removing insulation correctly can lead to potential health risks through the spread of contaminants or exposure to the insulation.
NOT A DIY PROJECT
Many DIY home improvement “warriors” try to tackle insulation projects. There are many reasons why removing old insulation is not a safe option. For example, if pests or rodents have gotten into your insulation, stirring up dust and fecal matter might lead to contracting potentially fatal diseases.
Additionally, not everyone is familiar with the appearance of some potentially dangerous materials that older insulation has been made out of, such as asbestos and older fiberglass products, which can be very dangerous to work with without protective equipment.
It is also very important to be careful when removing insulation from attics and above ceiling spaces. There can be electrical wires and pipes hidden with in the insulation. The insulation can also make it difficult to see where you are walking. You could end up causing accidental damage and harm to yourself by falling through your ceiling!