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You'll find quick and easy solutions to many common attic cleaning and insulation questions by checking out our new FAQ page. Our experts reply to customers' questions with expert answers, comments and suggestions. Scroll down to check it out!
Why should I have my crawl space cleaned?
Up to 40% of the air in your home can originate from your crawl space. Cleaning it will not only help save on energy bills, but if that air contains mold spores, dust mite waste, or any other contamination, your health can also be affected. A wet, moldy crawl space can also cause cold floorboards, sagging floors, and musty odors in your home. Call our team today and let our experienced technicians correct any problems in your home's crawl space.
Is attic insulation safe for homeowners?
Yes, in most cases. Fiberglass insulation is the most popular attic insulation used today, and when properly installed, it is generally considered safe. However, fiberglass can cause skin irritation and breathing difficulties if not handled properly. Other insulations, such as polyurethane foam and Icynene, which expands to fill every crevice of your attic, can be safe and attractive alternatives. Cellulose, mainly made from recycled newspapers, has similar benefits to fiberglass but does not contain formaldehyde or possibly harmful fire retardants.
How to avoid health risks when removing attic insulation?
Asbestos and mold spores can have an adverse effect on your health, and rodent droppings can lead to various illnesses and even parasites. So, if you suspect any of these problems, hire a professional. Not only will our professionals know how to prevent contaminants from spreading throughout the house, but they will also clean and disinfect the attic and dispose of the old insulation in a proper manner.
What can I do to keep mice away from my home?
Keeping foodstuffs in rodent-proof containers and garbage in bins with fitted lids are a must, but still not a guarantee that mice won’t enter your home. The only sure way is to seal all entry points in the foundation and exterior walls, and fix the roofing. Mice can fit through openings as small as ¼ inch, so make sure you don’t miss any of those!