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Above are pictures we took at a home in Central NJ. The home had extremely old and hazardous insulation and the customer did not feel comfortable with it being in the home. There had been some pest infestation, and some parts of the attic contained animal urine stains and animal droppings. This presents a hazard because as air flows through the home it can also circulate through your unsealed attic and assist in the spread of dangerous and unhealthy airborn micro organisms. The owner understood that his health could be affected by allowing his existing insulation to remain and wanted it all gone!
Upon consultation, we agreed that the best option of replacement insulation for thier home was fiberglass batts. In a single day, we removed all of their insulation, vacuumed, air-sealed, sanitized and installed fresh new insulation.
After completion, the customer was very pleased.
Please take a look at the pictures below to get an understanding of how the process works.
Above (in Picture #2): you can see the "before" photograph, there was old insulation that was insufficient and health hazardous.
(Picture #3) To start, the rest of the house is sealed off from the attic access. HEPA filters are placed in adjoining rooms to catch any stray old insulation.
(Picture #4) Crews wear fresh and appropriate safety gear any job.
This way, contamination from previous jobs are not brought into your home.
(Picture #'s 5,6 & 7) An insulation suction machine.
A large bag will be attached to the upper chute and the lower chute will have a 3"-4" diameter suction hose running to the attic.
(Picture #8) At this point, all of the old insulation has been removed.
The entire attic has been vacuumed with a HEPA filtered vacuum and sprayed with a strong germicide.
(Picture #9) Baffles are added to allow fresh air ventilation in the attic
(Picture #10) The orange lines you see are from expanded foam used for air sealing.
This stops air from escaping form your home and into the attic. If necessary, recessed lights are capped to keep them running safely and to prevent air from leaking through them and out of your home.
(Picture #11) New fiberglass insulation is installed
(Picture #12) Another view of the completed attic.
This attic was cleaned, vacuumed, sanitized, baffled, air-sealed, and finally insulated with12" (R-38) fiberglass.