Attic Insulation Replacement and Wildlife Damage Contamination Removal and Remediation
After an animal invades your attic, the droppings, urine, parasites, and other contamination that they leave behind pose serious health hazards and need to be removed. Animals will compress insulation which reduces its energy efficiency and increases your heating and cooling bills. We resolve human-wildlife conflict, repair the damage that animals leave behind, and install new, clean insulation.
Contaminants found in damaged insulation can include Histoplasmosis, Raccoon roundworm, and many other disease-causing pathogens. Removing this hazardous material should be undertaken only by trained professionals, because a do-it-yourself removal can expose homeowners to dangerous diseases. Landmark’s insulation replacement experts are trained in hazardous waste removal and proper insulation techniques.
- Bat colony remediation and replacement of damaged attic insulation
- Removal of raccoon damage caused by compression, feces and urine which may contain parasites and leaves an odor in your insulation
- Remediation of mouse damage and odor caused by nesting, tunneling, feces, and urine
- Removal of bird guano contamination caused by nesting birds
- Remediation of bird and bat droppings that can harbor Histoplasmosis, a fungal lung disease
- Treatment and prevention of fleas, mites, and other ectoparasites left behind in your insulation
Animals have their place in nature, not in your house.
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What Should Happen When My Attic Insulation is Contaminated?
Insulation ruined by animal feces and urine can harbor diseases. Energy efficiency is affected when animals have lived on top of, or have burrowed through, insulation. To ensure the health and safety of one’s home, contaminated insulation should be removed entirely.
Depending on the extent of the damage, many homes can be restored with a partial remediation solution called capping when only the top layer of insulation is ruined, but the bottom layers are neither compressed nor contaminated. The top layer and its contamination is safely removed and then replaced with new, clean insulation. This cost-effective option removes the contaminated layer and adds new, fresh insulation to ensure the home is properly insulated.
Landmark’s Certified Experts Remove Contaminated Insulation to Get Your Life Back to Normal
When animals invade your attic, our courteous expert technicians will solve any wildlife problem that is damaging your property or threatening the health and safety of your pets and family.
Led by structural experts who work under the direction of a wildlife disease epidemiologist, our insulation replacement team is the most qualified team to furnish full service remediation and attic insulation replacement. We restore your home and your peace of mind.
We use the latest science to get the job done safely and quickly. We remove contaminated insulation, sanitize the affected area, and install clean insulation to protect your home and family.
We fully solve the problem by removing contamination and damage left behind by animals, and by pest proofing the entry points to ensure wildlife can’t return.
Keep Warmer in Winter, and Cooler in Summer, Save Thousands of Dollars
Most homes are below the modern standard for R-value, and these under-insulated homes are not able to maintain their temperature. Without enough insulation your home will feel colder in the winter and hotter in the summer, increasing energy bills and putting extra stress on your furnace and air conditioner. Over a decade, an under-insulated home will waste thousands of dollars.
Call Landmark today to schedule your inspection. By properly insulating your home, you’ll save money and live more comfortably.
What Are the Proper R-Values for Northern Illinois?
Insulation levels are measured as an R-Value. The R-Value is a measure of how well your layer of insulation resists the flow of heat. In Northern Illinois attics should have an R-Value between R49 and R60. Do you know if your home is properly insulated?
Landmark will inspect your home to determine your current insulation levels and advise you on the best way to keep your home comfortable all year.
How to Tell if Your House is Well Insulated
Can you see the floor joists in your attic?
In a properly insulated attic, the floor joists should be completely covered with insulation. If your home’s attic floor joists are visible then your home is definitely under-insulated.
Can you see your shingles after it snows?
If your neighbors have a blanket of snow on their roof while the shingles of your roof are visible, then your home is under-insulated. Heat rises, so as your home loses heat it escapes through the roof and the snow on your roof melts.
Do you get icicles on your house during the winter?
As heat escapes your home, the snow on your roof melts and the water runs down to create an ice dam of icicles that hang off your home. This telltale sign of an under-insulated home is dangerous to walk under because icicles can fall and injure your family, but this hazard can be reduced by keeping the heat inside your home, where it belongs, with proper insulation.
Still don’t know if your home has enough insulation?
We can help. Call Landmark today to schedule an inspection. Our insulation experts will come to your home to evaluate your current insulation levels and develop a plan to ensure your home stops leaking energy and costing you money.
Pest Control Insulation
Landmark’s pest control insulation is designed with natural, non-toxic, boric acid, providing a layer of protection to destroy insects before they infest your home. Insects that commonly enter through attics before entering the living spaces of a home include stink bugs, boxelder bugs, lady bugs, spiders, and silverfish. Our pest control insulation saves money on energy bills and helps to ensure a pest-free home.
When you have a wildlife problem, the feces and urine that ruined your insulation isn’t the only thing that gets left behind. Parasites, including fleas, ticks, mites, bat bugs, and lice can be left behind. Once the animals are removed, these parasites can enter the living space to find a new host. Landmark applies an ectoparasite treatment to reduce the risk of your living space becoming infested.
Enzymatic Odor Control Treatment
The odors left behind by a wildlife problem can linger for years. Landmark neutralizes foul odors with a liquid enzyme formula designed to target the odors at their source, break down the biological solids, and leave a fresh scent.
Protect your property and your health from any wildlife or pests. Our experts are trained to give you peace of mind.