Professional Attic Restoration

ATTIC RESTORATION due to BAT INFESTATION

What is attic restoration?  Why may it be needed?

Attic restoration returns contaminated attic spaces to pre-infestation condition.

Attic restoration is not always required after the bat proofing process. Critical factors in this regard include numbers of animals and length of infestation. The larger the colony and the longer it has been in the attic, the worse the condition will be.

In order to understand the conditions in your attic, Bat Free LLC will perform an on site inspection.  The inspection process will identify if bat guano and bat urine are present, how much, and for how long.  Once complete, the inspector will give an assessment with regard to  levels of contamination and provide an estimate of repair to bring the attic back to pre-infestation condition, safe and healthy.

What is the attic restoration process?

Our attic restoration process involves removing the compromised contaminated attic insulation materials, sanitizing the affected areas including trusses and decking, spraying an encapsulant to shell in any latent odors, and re-insulating the space to modern code.

Care needs to be exercised in every step of the attic restoration process.

For example, the removal of the compromised contaminated insulation materials.  Bat guano contains a respiratory illness called histoplasmosis.  It becomes dangerous to humans when the guano is disturbed and becomes aerosolized or airborne.  Utmost care must be exercised to keep histoplasmosis spores out of the living space of the house.  To do this, Bat Free LLC creates dust control chambers and controls airflow to these areas. These steps are crucial to keep contaminants from other areas of the structure. Blown in type insulations are vacuumed out using our powerful and effective attic restoration vacuum equipment.  Fiberglass batt insulation may be vacuumed or hand rolled and bagged to facilitate removal.  It is never warranted to carry compromised contaminated material through the living space of a home.  NOTE: Bat Free LLC is unable to remove vermiculite insulation due to Federal and State law.

After the attic is clear of contaminated compromised attic insulation materials and completely vacuumed, Bat Free LLC then applies a germicide/fungicide to neutralize any residual mold or mildew that is associated with the continual wetness of bat urine.  In certain cases, often due to long term heavy infestations, Bat Free LLC will recommend and apply an encapsulant to shell in any latent odors.  This is a similar process and similar chemicals to restoring an attic after smoke or fire damage.  Once the encapsulant cures, the attic is ready to re-insulate.  Bat Free LLC is happy to “general” this phase work on behalf of the homeowner.

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Before and After Attic Restoration

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We Prioritize Safety

Careful removal of contaminated insulation materials and proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

As mentioned earlier, bat guano can spread a respiratory illness called histoplasmosis.  It becomes dangerous to humans when the guano is disturbed and becomes aerosolized or airborne. We equip our technicians with sealed face shields, respirators, and Tyvec suits to protect their health and safety.

Utmost care must be exercised to keep histoplasmosis spores out of the living space of the house

To do this, Bat Free LLC creates dust control chambers and controls airflow to these areas. This is crucial to keep contaminants from other areas of the structure. We carefully drape plastic walls and seal them with non-destructive tape, as well as covering flooring and creating a temporary pathway for entering and exiting with equipment. Blown in type insulations are extracted using our powerful and effective attic restoration vacuum.  Fiberglass batt insulation may be vacuumed or hand rolled and bagged to facilitate removal.  It is never warranted to carry compromised contaminated material through the living space of a home.  NOTE: Bat Free LLC is unable to remove vermiculite insulation due to Federal and State law.

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805 Pineview Ln N
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: (612) 323-5313

Email: batfreemn @ yahoo.com
Web: BatFree.net

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