Your home should be a place of comfort, where you and your family relax. But when bugs, rodents, bats and other pests decide to relax in your insulation, it can have devastating effects on how you and your family relax.
It’s important to get rid of pests and replace any damaged insulation as soon as possible, to minimize the damage they can cause to the efficiency of your greater Austin, Texas, home. But it is just as important to prevent these pests from getting in to your walls in the first place!
The Dangers of Pests In Your Insulation
Insulation can provide a perfect nesting ground for pests, especially during a hot Texas summer. Pests can enter through cracks in the exterior, or open doors and windows and will begin to tear away at the insulation to create a living space, leaving behind waste. This can leave air gaps in your insulation, making it significantly less effective at keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Air Sealing for Better Protection against Pests
Sealing any holes and cracks on the outside of your home can keep these pests from finding a new home in your walls and attic. The experts at Green Collar Operations know the pitfalls that homes in the greater Austin, Texas, face. Soft and shallow limestone bedrock can shift your home’s foundation and create these cracks and holes in your home. Air sealing is an important maintenance service in preventing these bugs from getting in, as well as keeping your home running as efficient as possible (saving you money each month on your energy bill.)
Proper Insulation for Greater Indoor Comfort
Making sure your home is properly insulated can also deter pests from turning your home into their own oasis. If your insulation is old or contaminated, Green Collar can make sure it is properly removed to make room for new insulation. Having proper insulation can keep your home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, and in conjunction with air sealing can have an even greater impact on lowering your energy costs.
Austin’s Insulation Professionals
From lowering your risk of a pest infestation, to lowering your monthly energy bill and keeping your home and your family comfortable year round, Green Collar Operations are the experts in the greater Austin, TX area.