Polk County Insulation > Home Insulation Blog > 4 Reasons Why You Might Need Insulation Removal Services

Batting InsulationWhether you have been in the same home for years or have just bought an older home, you might want to think about the quality of the home’s insulation. Sometimes old insulation has been contaminated or is no longer working properly; in cases like this, insulation removal services may be sought. There are a lot of reasons why you may need insulation removal services, and all are important reasons to act on quickly.

  1. Water Damage. Water damage is most likely to happen to insulation in attics, but it can also happen in walls if a pipe breaks. Some types of insulation are damaged by coming in contact with water (like wool insulation), and will need to be removed and replaced.
  2. Contamination. Common contaminants in insulation usually come from unwanted animals getting into your attic. Bats, raccoons, or squirrels can work their way into the attic and leave behind urine and feces. These contaminants will need to be removed quickly before they get into the living space of your home.
  3. Smoke/Fire Damage. Obviously insulation that has been damaged by fire will need removal, but most people fail to also consider the damage that smoke can cause. Since insulation is made up of fabric material, scents like smoke can be absorbed into it. The insulation will need to be removed and replaced in order to get rid of the smoke smell from your home.
  4. Trampled/Damaged Insulation. When insulation has been walked over and trampled down, it is no longer insulating to its full capacity. Instead of having a thick layer of insulation, the insulation has turned into a thin sheet that does not keep your home well insulated; thus, it should be removed and replaced.

A professional should always be called for insulation removal services, especially if insulation has been contaminated. Our professionals know the proper way to remove and dispose of the insulation without injury or contagion. At Polk County Insulation in Auburndale, Florida, we have the knowledge and experience to help you with your insulation removal needs. For more information or for setting up an appointment, please give us a call.