The Types of Insulation We Remove:
Rolled Fibreglass Bat
WHY YOU NEED INSULATION REMOVAL
Mold & Water Damage
When water enters your attic from the roof, new or old it will cause mold if left untreated. Mould can grow when temperatures fluctuate, causing the insulation and wood to degrade. RPM will remove your insulation and the mold on your wood.
Where there can be rodent and bed bug issues in the house, it is strongly advised that your insulation be removed. Replacing with new and healthier insulation will improve your homes quality of life. This will help reduce the health risks related to these and other animals/insects.
Getting your ceiling replaced? Adding pot lights? New wiring needed? RPM will remove your old insulation to insure proper access to all areas of your attic.
Fire and Smoke
If your home has suffered fire and smoke damage resulting in your insulation getting wet and/or causing a constant smoke odour, it might be trapped inside the fibres of your attic insulation. To get rid of the odour and improve your homes comfort levels again, replacing the insulation is necessary.
What equipment and supplies do you need to do attic insulation removal?
While heavy-duty, commercial grade equipment is not necessary having proper equipment will ensure a thorough Attic Insulation Removal.
The Attic Insulation Removal equipment and supplies needed for your project will be determined by the type of insulation to be removed. You will have one of two types of insulation in your attic, sometimes both; your attic will have been previously insulated with Blown Cellulose Insulation or Fiberglass Batt Insulation.
Blown Cellulose Insulation is typically brown or gray in color and is a loose material that falls apart when you pick it up.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation is most commonly pink or yellow but can also be found in white or brown and it’s form is a thick 4 inch to 12 inch mat of material around 2 feet wide by 4 feet long.
Insulation Removal Equipment and Supplies:
- 23-Horse Power, Commercial-Grade Insulation Removal Vacuum (300 lbs, optional)
- 150 Feet 4″-10″ Vacuum Hoses
- Metal Hose Connectors
- Industrial 6 ft x 4 ft, 100 cubic ft Vacuum Bags (4-6 bags, 350 lbs filled with old, contaminated insulation)
- 6 ft – 10 ft Ladder
- Rakes and Dustpans (without commercial vacuum usage)
- Contractors Grade 50 Gal Waste Bags (without commercial vacuum usage)