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.