Having great insulation in your home is important especially in extreme weather conditions. However, there are multiple factors that can cause the insulation to wear off its effectiveness. A pest infestation, water leakage, or natural disasters are some of these factors. The insulation of your home is at risk and it is just a matter of time before it needs to be replaced.
Gather the materials
Before you begin, make sure that you have everything so that you can work more efficiently. Having complete protective gear is crucial to ensure your safety. Long sleeves, pants, gloves, goggles, and a respirator will do the trick, and be sure that you wear them all when doing the task.
Also, don’t forget to bring a lot of garbage bags for disposing of your old insulation and bring your trusty vacuum.
Clear the area
To ensure the safety of your health clean up any molds, feces, and decomposing bodies of pests. Do not proceed with the task when you’re not sure that your area is clear of possible hazards.
Examine your insulation
Insulations come in many types and variations! It is best to make sure to identify what type of insulation your home had. If your home or property is constructed in the 1930s to 1950s, it may contain a mineral called asbestos. There are test kits where you can determine if your insulation contains asbestos but if you’re still unsure, it is best to leave it to professionals.
Remove old insulation
Removing insulation varies to what area of the house that you’re replacing and what type of insulation that area is using. Most of the removal process requires an extra set of hands so don’t be shy about asking for help from your friends or family!
Replace the old insulation
After removing the old insulation, you can now replace it with the insulation of your choice. There are many types of insulation to choose from so make sure to pick what’s best for your home. Work from the parameter of your door to avoid trampling on your newly installed insulation. Measure the length to cover up all the areas where the insulation is needed. Then lastly, determine the R-value or the level to resist conductive heat flow.
Overall, doing all of this work will require a lot of your precious time and resources! Though it may seem that you’ve done a great job, it’s uncertain that you’ve done the job right. This is where Wildlife X Team Memphis comes into play. With the proper tools and experience, we will get the job done as quickly as possible.
Wildlife X Team Memphis is prepared to help in multiple counties in Memphis and some areas in Tennessee. If you’re having pest-related problems, feel free to contact us in the following areas: Memphis, Shelby, Germantown, Collierville, Cordova, Bartlett, Lakeland, Arlington, Eads, Southaven, Olive Branch.