Urban Wildlife Control insulation contractor servicesProperly insulating the attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to lower your heating and cooling bill and make your home more agreeable. Nuisance animals like bats, raccoons, or squirrels that have taken up residence inside your attic may have contaminated your insulation with their urine, droppings and parasites. These biological hazards will remain in the insulation after the animal problem is gone and may pose a lasting threat to your family's health. Our services include animal removal, exclusion and waste cleanup.
While the left behind animal feces and urine smell may be unpleasant or disgusting to humans, it's a welcome sign to other critters that would infiltrate your home.
Leaving animal feces in your attic can be dangerous.Animal droppings and urine in your attic accumulate and may present a health risk for anyone who enters the area. Zoonotic diseases, a disease animals carry that can be transmitted to humans, could be present in the fecal matter left behind by your unwanted guests. If this contamination becomes airborne and a person inhales these particles they may become ill. Animal droppings can contain dangerous microorganisms and parasites that can cause serious diseases like Meningitis and the Hantavirus. Unless the issue is dealt with, these health hazards may spread through air conditioning ducts into other areas of your home.
Waste removal and cleanup
Urban Wildlife Control uses truck mounted industrial grade vacuum equipment to extract and collect contaminated waste and material. We can remove large quantities of animal waste rather quickly. All areas where the animal infestation occurred will be thoroughly cleaned and special disinfectants will be used to kill any remaining microorganisms and parasites.
Replacing attic insulation
This is a job your regular insulation contractor will not be able to handle. Most contractors are not invested in the equipment to handle potentially hazardous materials. After cleanup, we will carefully replace any damaged insulation with only high quality, new insulation to a minimum of R-30 but can add insulation to any R-value requested, including the Department of Energy's suggested R-49 value.
Attic Insulation Benefits
- Reduces wear and tear on heating and air conditioning system - A properly insulated attic reduces your cost for heating and cooling and makes it easier for your HVAC system to maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Your HVAC equipment works less and will last longer.
- Better for the environment - The U.S. Department of Energy has indicated that heating and cooling consume up to 70% of the energy used in the average American home. Adding to or replacing poor insulation will reduce power consumption which reduces greenhouse gasses.
- Energy cost savings - An under-insulated attic can lead to significant home comfort problems and excessive energy costs. Adding insulation to a poorly insulated home significantly decrease the home’s energy consumption. Depending on the amount of insulation already in the home, many homes have a pay-back period as short as a few years. You may also qualify for certain tax credits.
- R-value defined- R-value is a measurement of a material's ability to resist heat flow, or how well the insulation slows heat invasion or loss. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation is to thermal loss. The U.S. Department of Energy suggests attics, in greater Atlanta, Georgia, have an R-value of R-49, Georgia's building code minimum is R-30