"Why would anybody want to remove their insulation?"
Here are a few reasons to begin with:
Damage caused by fire or smoke
Preparation of renovation or construction
Insulation with mold
Upgrading insulation to spray foam
It’s very common for all sorts of pests to live in your attic. It can be raccoons, mice, rats, squirrels and even bats. When these critters make an entry, they sure leave it in a mess in a very short period of time. When it’s time for clean up, we are your #1 guys!
Fire or smoke will damage your insulation and leave it smelling burnt. It is very common in emergency restoration jobs to have the insulation removed before completing the projects.
Sometimes renovations and construction projects require the removal of insulation so it would not create a bigger mess in the rest of the house.
Mold is the big scare, how does mold develop. Well, it needs the right temperature, nutrients and moisture. Moisture can be caused from insufficient insulation or a leaky roof.9 out of 10 times we are faced with this situation in attics. The mold just seeps right through to your living quarters or gets in from your leaky ducts that allow the mold to enter.
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to have asthma or to be allergic to dust and the insulation that seeps from their attics. The common answer is removing the insulation and upgrading it to spray foam.