Blown Insulation Removal: Should You Do It Yourself?

There are many DIY projects that you can do around the house. Some are a breeze, others more difficult. With Youtube full of online tutorials, there seems to be no limit to what you can do on your own.

In this new reality, it is sometimes tricky to draw the line between the projects you should tackle with gusto and the ones better left for professionals. And there are a lot of projects that no matter how many manuals you read, the risk you are running is considerable and is better to avoid. Blown insulation removal is one of those projects.

If you want to have the job done right the first time, the way to go about it is to call Jerry’s Insulating and enjoy the peace of mind that only professional insulation removal can grant you. Blown insulation is installed by blowing in small chunks of cellulose or fiberglass into small, tight spaces in the attic or other tight places in the walls. It requires professional training and special equipment to install or remove.

When Do You Need Insulation Removal?

Consider, if you are removing insulation, there is a good chance that it’s not exactly in the best condition. When insulation needs to be removed, chances are it has been there for a while. It means that it might be infested with all sorts of crawlers – rodent or insect. This is often accompanied by their droppings, which can be a health hazard of and in itself. To avoid the damage potentially caused by bacteria living in those environments, it needs to be removed using special precautions and packed away safely, without any of it spreading around the house. There are too many homeowners who now wish they had known this before they decided to do this seemingly simple task.

Another good reason to call a professional to do this work, is that from our experience, not all insulation needs to be removed. When blown insulation loses some of its R Value, it compacts, creating gaps and empty spaces. If it is otherwise in good condition, and has no accumulated humidity or critters, there is a likely possibility that it doesn’t need to be removed at all, and a new layer of insulation can be added on top of this one. This is when doing it yourself will mean doing lots of costly, unnecessary work.

By getting Jerry’s Insulating to do the removal, you also do not have to worry about the disposal of the old insulation. This would often require renting a disposal bin and therefore incurring costly waste disposal fees. Why not hire Jerry’s Insulating instead, where we will do the dirty job for you and take away all of the associated waste!

Jerry’s Insulating has all that you need, to assess the situation, find exactly what the problem is, devise a solution for it and fix it for you. No hassle, no delays and no hidden costs. The work area needs to be marked off with plastic tarps to contain the insulation (and all that it’s collected over the years) so that insulation fibers don’t spread to other areas of your home. This can be a really messy job, but only if you do it yourself. With us, you will not have time to blink before it’s over. We show up with the tools, disposal bags and get you rid of it in no time. For your next Toronto blown insulation removal job, call Jerry’s Insulating and enjoy the peace of mind.

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