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Animal and Pest Damaged Insulation Replacement in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA

Do you have animals such as raccoonssquirrelsflying squirrelsbats or opossums in your attic? Animals can cause a huge mess, tearing up insulation, urinating and defecating. Or pests in your attic space such as mice or rats? One of the biggest concerns with rodents in the attic is them chewing on wires which is a fire hazard. It is important to get new insulation and have proper seal outs to ensure that the rodents and other animals and pests do not return. Prior to getting new insulation you will want to have the animals removed or excluded  and the area properly sealed out or treated for pest control

At Summit, we offer all of those services. Some animals might be more challenging to remove, for instance, bats, because they are a protected species and there are many laws regarding them, there are special ways they are removed with something called a bat one-way. It is crucial to have attic insulation replaced after removing bats because their feces carry bacteria that make people sick. 

We offer something called an RCR, Remove, Clean, Replace. This is a process where the current, damaged insulation is removed and then the area is cleaned and disinfected properly and the insulation is replaced. The cleaning and disinfection process is crucial especially if there have been rodents or other animals in the attic space and have urinated or left droppings which can be harmful to your health. When the insulation is removed, the technicians will clean out the dust and debris in the attic and then apply hospital grade disinfectant to get rid of bacteria and sanitize the area. The new insulation will not only look and smell better but will be healthier for you and your home.

Why is insulation important?

Insulation can regulate the temperature in your home making it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It makes sure that cool air conditioning is not leaving your home in the summer and warm heat is not leaving your home in the winter. In addition to regulating the temperature of the home and increasing comfortability it will help you spend less money on heating and air conditioning your home. Insulation is one of the most important parts of your home and you should replace it when necessary to ensure its effectiveness. 

What kind of insulation do I need?

The best thing to do is to have pest control in addition to getting new insulation to ensure that the pests do not ruin the new insulation. The insulation you need is dependent on the location you are getting the insulation for attic spaces in Virginia, you will need a specific density to ensure that it is up to code. You can choose the type of insulation that works best for you and what you are trying to achieve  whether it is spray foam, blown in cellulose, rigid foam or batted and rolled insulation. One of our skilled insulation technicians will complete a thorough inspection of your attic and do measurements and determine what is the best for your situation. Insulation may seem unnecessary but it will improve the quality of your home and if you ever plan on moving, it can make the resale value more. 

What is pest insulation?

Some companies advertise insulation specially formulated to eliminate pests. The chemical in the pest control insulation is called Borate.  A brand of insulation that is popular for this is TAP(thermal, acoustical, pest control) insulation. It has boric acid in it which is a fire retardant. The only effective thing to do if you have pests in your insulation or attic space is to hire a professional pest control company and have consistent pest control services. Pest insulation may work for a brief period of time, but may become less effective over time. We do not carry TAP insulation at Summit, because we believe there are better, less expensive and more effective ways of keeping pests out of insulation. If you are interested in attic pest treatments, contact Summit Pest Control for a free estimate.

How much does new insulation cost?

The price of insulation will vary based on the type used, the amount needed and the amount of work needed to complete the job. The cost is also dependent on the size of the attic space and the amount of insulation needed for the space and the amount of labor and type of labor required for the job. For instance, if you currently have insulation in the attic space and need to have an RCR done, it will be priced differently than if you need an RCR versus if you have no insulation and need some. For just this reason, we offer free estimates where one of our skilled technicians will do a full inspection of your attic space to best determine what needs to be done. There might need to be additional work other than just insulation installation such as trapping for animals, exclusion work and pest control services. 

Insulation replacements in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

If you have pests or animals in your attic and you need your attic cleaned out and new attic insulation, contact us for a free estimate. Summit Environmental will help with all of your insulation removal and replacement needs. Contact Summit Environmental Solutions for a free attic insulation estimate. If you need pest control services contact Summit Pest Control and for wildlife removal services, contact Summit Wildlife Removal at 703-884-2124.

Schedule pest control services in Northern Virginia

To maintain your insulation and make sure pests do not ruin your new insulation, it is important to have regular pest control services, especially for rodents. Schedule a free estimate for pest control in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA. In addition to pest control services, it is important to keep your home clean and have repairs done when necessary to make sure pests are not able to get into your home and cause damage. Summit offers small repairs and seal-outs for pests and wildlife. Contact Summit Pest Control today to schedule a free estimate for pest control, insulation services and wildlife removal.


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