Blown-in insulation can last for decades, maintaining its thermal resistance without any problems. There are some circumstances, however, where blown-in insulation removal becomes necessary. These cases include things such as fire, water damage, or severe infestation.
If you are concerned about the state of your insulation, we are always happy to review your situation and determine if you simply need to add more insulation to bring your home up to today’s standards or if insulation removal and replacement is necessary due to one of these extreme events. If you do need blown-in insulation removal, our team can take care of this job. Once it is safely out of your house and any other structural damage to your home has been rectified, you can go ahead and have new insulation installed.
- Can I DIY Blown-in Insulation Removal? Safety is a concern with blown-in insulation removal, so it’s important to take the proper precautions. If you notice black spots and a musty smell, the insulation might have mold. Or, if there are droppings, urine, and signs of nesting, your insulation might have animals or other pests living in it. Disturbing them could lead to further problems. To stay on the safe side, it’s best to hire professionals.
- Basics of Blown-In Insulation Removal. The smartest method for blown-in insulation removal is to use a high-powered insulation vacuum machine. In general, these are gas-powered and have long hoses (about 150 feet). Those hoses come out of the machines, which usually stay outside. Large insulation vacuum machines have to be moved around to sites on trailers.
- How Long Does Blown-In Insulation Removal Take? This depends on the size of the space, ease of access, type of insulation, and how much insulation is in there. As a guideline, a 1,500-square-foot attic averages four to six hours to clean out.
At Polk County Insulation, our trained technicians wear skin and breathing protection when completing blown-in insulation removal projects and use commercial equipment. We also take your family’s health and safety very seriously, always putting our customers first.