Attic Restoration

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.

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How we restore your attic

While they may not be capable of chewing through insulation, they can definitely tear it up. The insulation material becomes more than just bedding. After all, animals that tear through your attic’s barrier will also find a place to call home in those holes and leave behind their own contaminants. 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.

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Scoop out Larger Feces Clumps

The first step in any attic restoration project involves removing larger feces from the attic. This can be done using tools and containers that are secure. To remove the feces on the walls and ceilings we use a long-handled, flexible tool. 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 uses a special tool with an extendable handle to climb on top of your house and reach the areas where squirrels or raccoons leave their droppings. Sometimes, technicians will need to remove large amounts from rafters or the eaves of your house.

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Vacuum Small Feces

Next, remove any rodent feces pellets from an attic. This method is the best for removing large amounts of small feces left behind by rodents such as rats, mice, and other rodents. AAAC uses a specialized machine with a large enough hose that can reach the furthest point in your attic. The machine comes with an extra-long vacuum tube, high-velocity suction, and HEPA filter for removing animal hairs and droppings from insulation and other surfaces. AAAC uses a brush attachment to clean small droppings. It is made for tight spaces like corners and areas close to the roof.

AAAC uses a UV lamp to locate small feces found in attics. The UV light will appear as black dots on any surface where feces have been left behind by animals such as bats, rats, and raccoons.

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Air Duct Cleaning & Repair

AAAC Wildlife Control offers duct repair and restoration services. This includes removing animal hair, droppings and urine from the ductwork. AAAC uses a specially designed tool to clean the inside of ducts and remove any debris. After cleaning the ducts, we can spray disinfectant to kill any bacteria or viruses left behind by squirrels, bats, raccoons, rats, or opossum.

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Decontaminate the Attic

After removing the rodents, the main part of an attic reconstruction project is the decontamination. This is a very important part of the job and it’s done to ensure your family stays safe from microbial pathogens that could be harmful if inhaled or ingested.

For this part of the attic restoration service, AAAC Wildlife Removal uses a special UV light to find areas contaminated with rodents and other animal droppings. The technicians will then apply a disinfectant spray and clean up any 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-atomizer sprayer, which creates a fog that’s invisible to humans. The chemical residue from the droplets’ evaporation is toxic to microorganisms including bacteria, algae, and viruses.

Drying is an important part of the attic restoration process as any moisture left behind can cause mold growth. AAAC may use a dehumidifier to ensure that all moisture evaporates from the attic wood and insulation. This will also help prevent mold growth during the re-insulation.

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Full Attic Insulation Replacement

To complete the restoration service, our technicians will remove the old insulation and then put in a new one. To avoid causing damage to adjacent areas and leaving a mess, the insulation must be carefully removed. 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.

Mold spores and other hazardous substances can be found in the insulation and released into the air when removed. This is why our technicians wear masks – so they don’t breathe in any particles that might make their way into the air ducts.

The technicians will then install new insulation after the old insulation has been removed. This insulation should be cut to fit snugly around rafters, joists, and other structures. There is a risk of leaving some insulation behind if you don’t cut it close enough. The technicians also use masking tape and a duct sealer to keep everything in place during installation.

What is full attic restoration?

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

Attics lose their ability to insulate over time due to accumulated dust, animal droppings or ice accumulation. This causes more heat loss through your home than it would if the insulation was intact. The first step in decontamination is to use fans in interior areas where moisture has affected, such as bathrooms and closets.

How do you disinfect an attic?

Replace insulation and decontaminate the attic with a disinfectant, an ultraviolet sterilizer, and a sanitizer to kill any bacteria. To prevent reinfection, it is also important to clean all surfaces that have been in contact with contaminated material.

The process begins with removing insulation to ensure efficient and safe disinfecting. Attic restoration also involves the use of a powerful suction system to remove mold, bacteria, and other harmful materials from surfaces such as wood joists or rafters. Following this, a biocides washing is done. This not only kills the remaining mold but also leaves behind an antimicrobial substance that prevents further mold and mildew development. Finally, the area is disinfected with ultraviolet light similar to what’s used in hospitals.

Total attic restoration solutions

AAAC Wildlife Removal offers attic restoration services. We can clean out attics after wildlife removal. We clean animal feces, remove soiled insulation, and re-insulate the attic to bring it back to its original condition. For any droppings that are dried or stuck on hard surfaces, AAAC Wildlife will soak them with water and then scrape them off with a wire brush. AAAC Pest Control technicians use a special tool with an extendable handle. This allows them to reach higher areas where squirrels or raccoons can often leave feces. For those who need their air ducts to be completely cleaned and decontaminated, we also offer Air Duct Clean-up & Repair. We can help you get your attic back.

We are proud to offer wildlife animal removal services to the surrounding areas of Palm Bay, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, West Melbourne, Malabar, Grant Valkaria and anywhere in the Treasure Coast area!

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Alex Lauffenburger

We are passionate about helping our friends, neighbors, and customers manage their wildlife issues, and keep their homes safe and secure. If you’re struggling with an uninvited guest in your house or yard, give us a call!

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