Are you debating on having your insulation removed and replaced? If so, there are a few things to note before making your decision. To help guide you, here’s everything you need to know about insulation removal.
- When It’s Necessary
- Infestation – If it’s clear that your attic has been infested with rats or other rodents, you’ll want to consider insulation removal. Rats will commonly build nests and leave droppings along your insulation, which calls for your insulation to be removed and your attic disinfected before installing the new insulation.
- Water Damage – If it’s clear that your insulation has water damage, it should be removed and replaced. Water can cause mold and mildew to grow on your insulation and in your attic. Additionally, you should investigate where the water leak is that caused the damage to your insulation so you can fix it and prevent the problem from coming back again later.
- How It Works – For blown-in or loose fill insulation, a machine with a 6” hose is used to suck out all of the insulation. If you have fiberglass batt insulation, the removal process will be done by hand. It’s always recommended to call a professional for insulation removal. It may seem like a simple task, but you will come to realize how difficult it can be without the proper equipment and materials.
- General Cost – The cost of your insulation removal will depend on the type of insulation you have, the extraction method, and how much needs to be removed. A general removal cost ranges from $0.70 – $1.50 per square foot.
We hope this information has given you a good idea of what insulation removal entails. If you have any questions regarding insulation removal, please contact us at Polk County Insulation today!