Attic cleaning and decontamination
Our rodent control experts have the training and tools to clean and decontaminate your attic to ensure that all rodent traces are removed.
An attic cleaning service is done prior to a TAP installation.
What does an attic cleaning service include?
Our attic cleaning service requires two days to complete on average. Homeowners are told it’s their responsibility to remove any items in their attic prior to our arrival.
On the first day our technicians begin by first removing the existing attic insulation (whether it is blown in or rolled in) using a special vacuum / hose assembly. They will bag and haul the old insulation to the trash. This entire process can take several hours depending on the attic size and degree of difficulty to access the attic. For example, small attics may require our techs to crawl on their hands and knees the entire time whereas large attics allow them to stand up and move around freely.
After the old attic insulation has been removed, our technicians will then begin the process of vacuuming up all the rodent feces and droppings. To kill all traces of bacteria, fungus, germs, odors and mildew, they use a biodegradable disinfectant called Steri-Fab® using a sprayer. It dries in 15-20 minutes leaves no residue or active ingredients. Plus, Steri-Fab® is fragrance and dye free.
On the second day our technicians return to a spotless and clean attic to blow in the new attic insulation, such as TAP installation.
3 important reasons to clean and sanitize your attic
- Health concerns
A decontaminated attic removes any health concerns associated with germs, spores and bacteria from rodent feces, urine and nests. This is especially true if rats or mice have defecated or urinated in attic air ducts that circulate air throughout a house.
- Odor concerns
A sanitized attic eliminates any odors caused by rodents feces and urine or dead animals.
- Home resale value
A clean germ-free attic with new insulation should impress potential home buyers. It shows your commitment to attic cleanliness and desire to lower heating and cooling costs. No home buyer will tolerate an attic covered with rodent droppings or filled with old and inadequate insulation that may not be up to building codes.
Request an attic cleaning service estimate
If you live in California and want a professional to clean, sanitize and decontaminate your attic before installing new insulation, contact us online or call 1-800-PACIFIC (1-800-722-4342) to request a price estimate.