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When animals get into attic spaces, they cause a great number of problems. They can cause problems with insulation, which makes the homeless efficient, and they can even pose a real threat to humans. Due to this, it is crucial that anyone that has had animals in their attic speaks to a Wentzville attic reconditioning specialist that can help. Reconditioning your attic restores the space and fixes any damage the animals caused. Attic reconditioning can also make the home safer, and more comfortable, for everyone trying to enjoy the space inside.
Animals such as rats and raccoons will chew through cables and wires as they make their way into the home. Sometimes, this damage is done simply because the animals need to move the wires out of their way so they can come inside. Other animals, such as rats, chew through these wires because their teeth never stop growing and so, they need to chew items to file them down. Once the wires have been chewed, they are no longer of any use but worse, they are also a fire hazard. In addition to wires and cables, animals will also chew through just about anything else in order to make shelter, or in their search for food.
In addition to damaging the attic, when animals make their way inside, they also carry many diseases inside, which can be incredibly harmful to humans. Animals also leave their waste throughout the attic and the home, and humans are at greatest risk for becoming sick when they are around the feces and urine of these animals.
One of the biggest ways animals destroy attic spaces when they make their way inside is by tearing out the insulation of the home. Animals burrow through the insulation as they look for shelter, and sometimes even tear it apart so they can create dens and nests. Insulation is crucial to the structure of any home and when it is missing or damaged, the home can sustain serious damage. Insulation damage can cause moisture to accumulate in the home, which results in mold, and decreases the R-value of the home, making it less efficient.
Signs Of Insulation Damage
Although some homeowners use their attic space for storage, or sometimes even as another room in the home, there are others that never venture up to their attic. This is sometimes especially true after homeowners have heard wildlife in the attic, and are nervous about going up to investigate. Due to this, the damage animals have caused inside the attic is not always so obvious, but it is important to know what signs to look for. The sooner the problem is recognized, the sooner something can be done about it. For this reason, it is crucial that homeowners do look into their attic, particularly if they suspect animals have gotten inside, to look for moisture, mold, feces, and damaged insulation.
However, there are other signs that can indicate insulation damage and that are not seen in the attic. One of these is when a portion of the roof does not collect snow in the winter. This is an indication that the insulation in the attic has been removed and the roof is being heated from the inside, and that heat is quickly escaping from the home.
Additionally, air in the home that feels stuffy can also indicate insulation damage because the home is not being ventilated properly. When the temperature in the home does not get as cool or as warm as the homeowner would like, this is also an indication that there is a problem with the insulation in the home.
Our Missouri Attic Reconditioning Professionals Are Here To Help
Many people think that animals in the attic require two different solutions. The first, of course, is removing the animals while the second is repairing the damage they have done. At Amco Ranger, our Wentzville attic reconditioning professionals can do it all. We will provide a free inspection in your home and create a customized plan that will remove the animals from your home and then correct any damage they have done. If animals have made their way into your attic, call us today at (636) 441-2847 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help.
*Listed pricing is for most homes, subject to change, and does not include program start-up fee. Final pricing determined during initial consultation.