Did you know that most homes are only minimally insulated? Most properties only need a small amount of insulation in order to pass code and keep your pipes from freezing, so that is what most contractors will supply. However, we at Pisgah Insulation & Fireplaces often encourage our clients to add extra insulation to make their properties more comfortable and energy efficient. It might surprise you, therefore, that we understand there are times when you need insulation removal rather than extra insulation! Here are just a few of those instances.
- Mold. Mold can start to grow rather quickly when insulation has absorbed water or if there is constant access to moisture through a leak. Even tiny leaks or one-time issues with water can cause mold growth. Mold grows in places that are dark, warm and damp, so mold in insulation is especially common in areas like the attic or crawlspace.
- Hazardous Materials. If your insulation is made of asbestos or another hazardous material, that would necessitate insulation removal by a professional in insulation removal services.
- Pests. If you have found that there are rodents or insects living within your insulation, you need to clean out the old insulation in order to keep your environment healthy. Working together with our insulation removal experts as well as a pest control company will help restore your space to good-as-new.
To learn more about times of insulation removal, please contact us here at Pisgah Insulation & Fireplaces.