Squirrel Damage to Insulation
Squirrel Damage to Insulation

Squirrel Damage to Insulation

If you are seeing squirrels on your roof, near your New Port Richey house, or in the trees by your house you may need an inspection to make sure they are not entering your home. Once they are in your attic or walls your insulation will be affected.

Insulation plays a big role in the temperature of your home and the energy bills you pay every month. It is a necessary part of the structure and it needs to be in good condition in order to do its job. Bats, raccoons, rats, mice, and squirrels can all damage your insulation. A complete inspection of your home is the best way to start if you have any type of infestation.

Then any animals in the home need to be trapped safely and humanely and removed from the building. Sealing of all gaps and holes in the roof, soffit, or crawlspace is the next step and the affected areas need to be cleaned and decontaminated. Our team specializes in every step of this process. Call us to schedule today.

Insulation Replacement

The insulation in your attic is important and needs to be in good condition to be effective. The amount of energy used to heat and cool your home is affected if your insulation is not good. Wildlife of any kind can be destructive to many things in your attic but one of the things we find the most damaged is insulation.

Many animals, especially squirrels will look at this material as the perfect stuff to make nests with. They will tear pieces and make a comfortable spot for themselves or their babies. Waste is also a factor in insulation destruction. When these critters are living in your attic they are also making your attic their private restroom. Fecal matter and urine will contaminate your insulation. In some cases, it will be so bad that the only option is to remove it and replace it with brand new insulation. It is commonly made with fiberglass and can be dangerous to work with if you don’t know how to handle it properly.

Most homeowners should not do this on their own. Our teams are experts in this area and will make sure it is done safely. Leaving the animal waste in your attic can create a hazardous situation for you and your family if it gets into the HVAC system. You do not want the parasites and bacteria in the air in your home. Make an appointment for an inspection today. Don’t allow the couple of squirrels that may be in your attic to turn into an infestation. We can help you stop the problem early and help you to avoid costly repairs.