Haz-Mat insulation removal is a procedure that should only be performed by an experienced company that is certified and specializes in this type of work. Prior to any insulation removal, all large organic debris as should be thoroughly disinfected and removed.
The attic system must then be thoroughly disinfected with a combination of broad-spectrum germicides which will kill and neutralize any germs, bacteria and mycotic infectants which may be present to due animal habitation, fecal and urine territory markings. Care should be taken to make sure all the existing contaminated insulation is thoroughly wetted down with combination of broad-spectrum disinfectants. Once insulation has been disinfected, it will either be rolled and double bagged (fiberglass batt insulation), tied in the attic and taken directly out or it will be sucked out via a truck-mounted, gasoline vacuum machine. All measures are taken to make sure that as little dust as possible is stirred up during the removal procedures.
After all the insulation is removed, the entire attic will be machine fogged with broad-spectrum, hospital-grade disinfectants. At this point the new insulation will be installed. We offer all premium Owens-Coming “Pink Panther” insulation and is installed to a guaranteed minimum level of R-30.
Embedded Urine & Body Fluid Remediation
Animals and drywall ceilings do not mix well. Most animals naturally have a propensity of marking the territory in which they live. They accomplish this through the use of urine as marking tool. For small animals such as rats, most times the urine will be trapped by the insulation and never reach the drywall underneath the insulation unless it is a severe infestation that has been present in the attic system for a long period of time, whereas larger animals such as opossum and raccoons urinate in quantities that are more than the insulation can absorb and therefore soak through the insulation. Unfortunately, drywall is very porous and will absorb readily the urine. Sadly to say, the flip side of this contaminated drywall is normally your ceiling. This will cause the attic and affected areas of ceiling to smell like a “dirty letterbox”.
Just as bad as urine is for your attic drywall, dead animals in an attic can be just as bad or sometimes, even worse. When any animal dies, it begins to exude body fluids. These noxious fluids are part of the decomposition poses are the main culprit for the horrendous “dead animal smell” that accompanies dead animal decomposition. Many times, these bodily fluids will seep through the insulation and soak deeply into the drywall. Whether it be urine, body fluids or a composition of both, we can remedy the problem for you. Many time we can treat the affected areas of drywall with our proprietary deodorizers and disinfectants. In severe situations, we can remove the affected drywall and replace it with new.