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SERVPRO of Merrimack - Insulation removal

2/25/2022 (Permalink)

a ripped up section of the ceiling revealing the insulation behind it Wet insulation is typically less effective. Contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate when you are facing storm damage. We are standing by 24/7.

Insulation Removal in Merrimack Homes

Purchasing insulation is similar to how people used to buy a savings bond, get what they need, put it somewhere safe, and then forget about it. That is not quite how it works; if your insulation becomes wet from a broken pipe or a storm that has worked its way under your roof and down your walls, you need to have it removed and replaced.

Once the blown-in insulation is soaked from storm damage in Merrimack, it becomes packed down, reducing its R-value. This value is the measurement of how quickly building materials (insulation and siding, for example) lose heat. A high R-value means the material is an excellent insulator and prevents the transfer of heat into a home or building. Insulation also loses R-value over time and due to other contamination. SERVPRO has developed a process for insulation removal based on decades of experience.

Blown-in insulation (regardless of whether it is fiberglass or cellulose) breaks down over the years. It does not happen quickly, but cellulose insulation needs examination if you have owned your home for more than twenty-five years. Fiberglass insulation has been a guarantee for a century.

Both varieties of insulation degrade and lose their heat resistance when birds or rodents find a way into the walls. Urine and feces break down the fibers very quickly. If the contamination is in an attic, the smell quickly becomes a factor as it spreads down and through your home. Even more dangerous to your family is the microbial threat that the presence of animal waste brings. Once our team members have removed the infested insulation, they thoroughly sanitize every crawl space and wall section using one or more of the antimicrobial agents available to us.

Each of our offices has an extensive inventory of equipment to ensure that we accomplish this with a minimal interruption to your life and home. We remove the contaminated insulation using a variety of vacuums and hoses. Every pound we remove from your home is collected into a specially designed filter bag that traps every fiber so our technicians can safely remove it from your property.

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Removing and replacing insulation is not an easy process, and certainly not one for a homeowner to try and accomplish. If your wall and attic blown-in insulation have become contaminated or no longer protecting your home, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 today. We are here to help.

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