Insulation provides your home with reliable comfort and greater overall energy efficiency. Unfortunately, insulation can also provide the perfect safety, warmth and shelter that pests like rats, mice and other insects are looking for.
If you think pests have begun to wreak havoc in your home, it’s important to have an insulation specialist assess the effectiveness of your insulation and replace it with high-performance insulation as necessary. To help Austin area homeowners manage the negative impact that pests can have on home comfort and efficiency, Green Collar Operations offers comprehensive insulation removal and re-insulation services.
How Pests Can Damage Insulation
Age and moisture are not the only things that can cause insulation to deteriorate over time. And as the temperatures begin to drop during the winter, your home’s insulation can become a favorite nesting site for pests, including rodents, squirrels, raccoons, and bats. These critters tear apart insulation for nesting and leave behind waste. Whether this insulation is in your attic or inside your walls, you’re bound to experience reduced indoor comfort and higher energy bills as a result.
If pests have begun to leave their mark on your insulation, it’s important to have it removed so that it can be replaced with new, high-performance insulation.
Professional Removal of Damaged Insulation
Some homeowners here in Austin assume that insulation removal and insulation installation is something that should be handled by the pest control company. However, insulation removal is best left to an insulation specialist who has the skills and equipment necessary to remove insulation safely and efficiently. An insulation specialist can also help prepare the area for re-insulation, such as by sealing air leaks which allowed pests to enter in the first place.
Protect Your Home with New Insulation
Once your damaged and ineffective insulation has been removed, it’s important to re-insulate with new, high-quality insulation. New insulation not only brings comfort and energy savings back into the home but also helps deter future pests. At Green Collar, we work with high-quality insulation materials and provide top-quality installation to ensure maximum comfort and efficiency and prevent pests from seeking shelter in your home in the future.