Are you looking for insulation removal Austin? If Yes, you are in the right place. Many make costly mistakes when it comes to Austin insulation removal.
WARING: Old insulation traps allergens, retains pest feces, and is a big factor in Poor Indoor Air Quality. Find out why attic insulation removal is important below…
Considering insulation removal Austin?
Does your insulation look dirty, uneven, compacted? Ever had mice? House uncomfortable? High energy bills?
At Stellrr, we are Changing Lives, Cleansing Homes. This process starts with removal and disposal of the expired insulation. The result is we fix health, comfort and energy savings issues.
Here are some of the most common questions we get about insulation removal. After reading this page, the next step is to schedule a Diagnostic Consult.
When do you need Austin insulation removal?
Do you see the attic insulation above? It is no longer bright pink. Why? It has collected pollen, dust, and other allergens. The allergens change the color of the insulation.
Building science concept call “The Stack Effect” shows that those contaminants will make their way into your home breathing air during the warm months.
Many people start considering attic insulation removal in Austin when it is mold, fire damage, water damage, or rodent damage. Also, fiberglass insulation is filled with carcinogens like formaldehyde. I recommend learning about removing damaged insulation from the attic space. Then replacing it with clean, healthy, air sealed new insulation materials.
Can I just do insulation installation over my old insulation?
Do you want to amplify the amount of allergens, rodent poo, and chemicals coming into your indoor air? Old insulation removal is essential to creating a clean, healthy, safe living space inside. You cannot air-seal an attic without removing insulation. See video Secret 4.
Are you selling your home, and just want to top it off? Frankly, covering up the problem is not the right thing to do.
When you have damaged insulation, it looses its effectiveness at blocking heat transfer and air sealing. Adding insulation on top of the old is like “Putting Lipstick on a Pig.” It may look better, but it will not fix comfort or energy savings issues. Check out the video to see why.
How do you remove blown insulation from the attic?
Stellrr uses an industrial sucker. It is like a mini jet engine. Actually, it is just a huge 23HP vacuum. We bring a 4-inch tube into the attic and suck the insulation out of the house, to our vacuum, and into a container. Our super safety process minimizes airborne dust, allergens, carcinogens, asbestos, pesticides, and mold from entering your living area.
We use a proprietary Dumposaurus DinoCover to ensure the insulation does not blow all over the neighborhood. Some companies blow the old insulation into large cotton bags. (Not the black plastic bags full of debris that cannot be vacuumed). The problem with vacuum bags is they tear easily and fill up quickly. This can result in insulation blowing all over the neighborhood. Not great work results. It also greatly slows the removal process because the vacuum bags have to be changed every 20 minutes. I do make the Dumposaurus DinoCover available to competitor Insulation Contractors.
How is batt insulation removed?
Batt insulation requires a different process that involves 55g plastic contractor bags being brought into the attic. The infected insulation is safely placed in the bags, sealed up, and remove insulation from the building. It is placed in the dumpster when the vacuum is turned off. This method still requires professional level safety processes to avoid health hazards and contamination.
How to DIY Austin old insulation removal?
You can try either of the methods mentioned above. However, it is not necessarily a safe option because there are a number of health and safety problems that you could run into. You may not have the experience and safety equipment to properly handle these situations. For example:
- How to handle pest and rodent infested insulation to avoid fecal matter diseases?
- What is the proper way to safely remove asbestos, and where must asbestos go once removed?
- What is the proper personal protective equipment for you to wear?
- How do you avoid damaging the ceiling or stepping through the ceiling?
What is the next step after attic insulation removal?
Now it is time to fix the “Problem Building Assembly” with the prescribed solutions. Get your attic insulated again. In Attics, we install high performance insulation with All Boric Cellulose Insulation, or convert to a Spray Foam Encapsulation.
How long does it take to do insulation removal in Austin?
A professional can do 1,000 square feet in a few hours. At Stellrr, we have 2 vacuums at 23HP each, with the capability of having 3-4 workers vacuuming at the same time. The process takes longer with attic debris and fecal matter. Debris in the attic makes the job harder. It clogs hoses, punctures hoses, and can result hose replacement. Doing an excellent job at removal is much slower than new insulation installs.
What happens to the insulation after it is removed?
Damaged attic, floor, or wall insulation cannot be reused. There’s no recycling facilities in the Austin area for insulation. That means that the insulation is waste. The bad insulation goes in a dumpster. It’s taken to the landfill for safe disposal.
How much does it cost to have insulation removed?
Removal prices in the Austin Texas area range from $2,300 to $3,500 per 1,000 sq ft of attic or crawlspace. So if you are having insulation removed, and new insulation installed, then you will have no problem meeting the minimum. These home services will pay for itself with savings on your energy bills. A rolloff container will need to be rented for proper disposal and those cost about $500 each. Here is an article I wrote on, the cost of insulation work near Austin and why it is rising.
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