One common area of your home that can take a serious hit from pests is your crawl space and attic insulation. Dealing with any type of insect or pest infestation within the walls and attic of your home is frustrating. When these annoying pests start to cause serious damage to your home, stress levels really begin to rise.
Pest Infested Insulation
Insulation is a must when it comes to keeping your home comfortable and keeping your energy bill at an appropriate level. Insulation provides a continuous boundary between conditioned indoor spaces and unconditioned outdoor spaces.
Low levels of insulation, plus gaps and voids throughout the insulation, will provide free-flowing avenues for heat and air to easily travel in and out of your home.
If you have an insect or rodent problem in your insulation, removing them can be extremely difficult.
Pests do not typically eat your home’s insulation, but they leave their feces, they breed, and they tunnel into it. This reduces the effectiveness of your insulation, causes expensive damage, and is a health hazard. Removing pests from your home’s insulation can take months, especially if you try to take on this job by yourself.
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How Often Should You Think About Attic Insulation Replacement?
If you have noticed an increase in your energy bill, your HVAC system has to work harder or longer to maintain set temperatures, or noticeable gaps or voids throughout your insulation while in your attic, it may be time for you to replace your insulation.
Insulation is responsible for saving you up to twenty percent in energy costs every year. Without proper insulation, you are wasting a great deal of money that could be saved with easy installation of new insulation.
When your home is pest free and has sufficient insulation, your home becomes more attractive to potential buyers.
New insulation will result in fewer asthma attacks to those who suffer from respiratory illnesses and create cleaner air quality in your home.
If you haven’t inspected the condition of your insulation lately, take a look in your attic and crawl space to find gaps or tunnels. This could be an indication that you have pest-infested insulation.
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