Attic Restoration Roanoke

Attics are usually used to store things and they don't get a lot of traffic. It's not unusual for them to accumulate a lot of dust and dirt over time. Animals can find their new homes in attics. AAAC Wildlife Removal can help you remove any evidence of a wildlife infestation in your attic insulation. Our team will take out all animal waste from your attic and install new insulation to restore it to its original condition

Wildlife Pest Control operator inspecting an attic in Roanoke before restoration
We'll have you attic looking like new in no time!

How We Restore Your Attic

Although they won’t be able to chew through insulation, the pests can easily tear it. Insulating material is more than just bedding. Animals that tear at your attic’s walls will make their homes in these holes, leaving behind their own contaminants such as urine and feces. And with less insulation integrity, these areas easily let air escape or enter – so you’re losing money left and right! Here are the steps we use to restore an attic.

Two nuisance wildlife operators scooping up large feces clumps by hand in Roanoke

Scoop out Larger Feces Clumps

A project to restore an attic is started by removing large feces, which are usually left behind by pests. We use a long-handled tool for removing the feces off the ceilings and walls. We soak any droppings on hard surfaces that have dried out or become stuck with water. Then we will use a wire brush and scrape off the excess.

AAAC technicians use a tool with an extendable handle that allows them to climb up onto your roof to reach high places where squirrels and raccoons often leave their feces. Sometimes, technicians will need to remove large amounts from rafters or the eaves of your house.

A nuisance wildlife operator cleaning up small feces clumps with a vacuum in Roanoke

Vacuum Small Feces

Next, remove any rodent feces pellets from an attic. This is the best way of getting rid of small rodent feces from an attic. AAAC uses a specialized machine that has a long enough hose to reach all parts of your attic. The machine is equipped with an extra-long vacuum tube, high-velocity suction, and HEPA filter to remove animal hair and droppings from the insulation and other surfaces in your attic space. AAAC will use a special brush to reach corners and other areas around the roof.

AAAC uses UV light to locate small feces hidden in attics. The UV light will create black dots on surfaces where feces have been left by animals, such as rats, bats, and raccoons.

Damage to an air duct caused by wildlife in Roanoke

Air Duct Cleaning & Repair

AAAC Wildlife Control also offers air duct restoration and repair services to remove animal hair, droppings, and urine from the ductwork. This can be hard to do, but AAAC uses a special tool to clean the inside of the ducts and remove all debris. Once we have cleaned the ducts thoroughly, we can spray a disinfectant onto them to get rid of any bacteria or viruses that might have been left behind from bats, rats or raccoons.

Nuisance Wildlife Operator decontaminating an attic in Roanoke

Decontaminate the Attic

The most important part of an attic restoration project after removing the critters is the decontamination of the attic of rodent feces and urine. This is an essential part of the job. You want to make sure your family remains safe from possible microbial pathogens.

AAAC Wildlife Removal uses UV light to determine if an area is contaminated by rodent droppings. The technicians will then spray a disinfectant spray on the affected surfaces to kill any microorganisms from the animal feces.

AAAC Wildlife Removal will fog up the attic using a fine mist in order to kill microorganisms from animal feces. They use an electric sprayer to make a mist of microscopic drops that is invisible to the naked eye. The chemical residue from the droplets’ evaporation is toxic to microorganisms including bacteria, algae, and viruses.

The attic restoration process also requires that the attic be dried. This is because moisture can encourage mold growth if it isn’t removed. AAAC might use a dehumidifier in order to dry out the insulation and wood attic. This prevents mold growth when the attic space is re-insulated.

Fresh insulation blown into an attic in Roanoke

Full Attic Insulation Replacement

Technicians will then remove insulation and install new insulation to complete the restoration process. To prevent damage to neighboring areas or leaving a mess, it is essential that the old insulation be removed carefully. Insulation is often wrapped around joists/rafters. You should not pull it too hard as it could cause damage to your attic’s wood structures.

Insulation also often contains mold spores and other potentially dangerous materials, which can be released into the air when the insulation is removed. Our  technicians are required to wear masks in order not to breathe in any dangerous particles or substances that could get into the ducts.

After removing the insulation, technicians will then place new ones. The insulation must fit snugly around rafters or joists. It is possible to leave some pieces behind by cutting things too close. Also, the technicians use masking tape to secure everything during installation.

What is full attic restoration?

Attic restoration is a process that restores both the function and the look of an attic. Attic restoration consists of insulation, decontamination, and waste removal.

When attics get dirty and dusty due to animal droppings, accumulated dirt, or ice accumulation, their ability to insulate is often reduced. This can lead to more energy being lost through your house than if insulation was left intact. The decontamination process begins with using fans throughout interior areas that have been affected by moisture such as closets or bathrooms where there has been leakage from water carrying away dirt and dust.

How do you disinfect an attic?

To disinfect an attic, you must first remove old insulation then clean the attic with a disinfectant or an ultraviolet sterilizer. It is essential to clean all surfaces which have been exposed to contaminated material in order not to reinfect.

It begins by removing insulation in order to perform safe and effective disinfecting. For attic restoration, you will need to use a powerful suction device to remove any harmful materials, such as mold and bacteria, from surfaces like wood beams or rafters. This is followed by a biocides wash-down that not only kills remaining mold but leaves behind an antimicrobial compound that prevents future mold and mildew growth. Finally, the area is disinfected with ultraviolet light similar to what’s used in hospitals.

Total Attic Restoration Solutions

AAAC Wildlife Removal provides attic restoration services after the removal of wildlife. We clean animal feces, remove soiled insulation, and re-insulate the attic to bring it back to its original condition. AAAC Wildlife will soak any droppings that have dried on hard surfaces or gotten stuck, then use a wire brush to remove them. AAAC Pest Control has a specialized tool with an extendable handle to reach the high places squirrels or raccoons leave feces. If you need your air ducts completely decontaminated and cleaned of animal droppings and hair, we offer Air Duct Cleaning and Repair too. Call us today to get your attic back!

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