Insulation Removal West Palm Beach
Insulation removal may seem like a simple process, but it takes knowledge and skill. Each type of insulation has different safety rules for the removal and various laws and regulation for disposal. West Palm Beach Spray Foam Insulation professionals know when and how to remove old insulation from your West Palm Beach, F home or business.
Do I Have to Remove Old Insulation?
Although it’s sometimes possible to add insulation over existing attic insulation, crawl space insulation, or wall insulation, there are many ways it can go wrong. The insulation contractors at West Palm Beach Spray Foam Insulation know when leaving old insulation in place is wise and when it should be removed. Newer insulations are also more effective than insulation from 30 years ago, so it’s often best to remove old insulation.
We first thoroughly inspect the old insulation in your West Palm Beach home before deciding about insulation removal. If we find damp or stained insulation, we find out why and take steps to prevent the same from happening with new insulation. We seal up any leaks, for example.
Old insulation breaks down and creates gaps that trap dirt, moisture, and mold. Insulation removal is a must in your West Palm Beach house if the old insulation has collapsed and condensed over time. This is especially likely if you have cellulose or fiberglass insulation. Collapsed insulation does not have the same insulating ability it once had.
If your house was built before 1990, we might come across lightweight, grainy, loose insulation with shiny flecks and, you could be dealing with asbestos. Removing insulation containing asbestos takes expertly trained remediation technicians. West Palm Beach Spray Foam Insulation can help.
If you decide against insulation removal, our insulation contractors know how and when you can put new insulation over old. Knowledgeable contractors never place faced (insulation with a moisture barrier) over old insulation because moisture will become trapped in the old insulation, leading to mold, leaks, and insulation breakdown. Insulation contractors also know you should never tack down or flatten the new insulation into the floor or roof joists. Rolled or batt fiberglass insulation should always be installed perpendicular to the joists. You can rely on West Palm Beach Spray Foam Insulation professionals to follow industry recommendations and standards.
Insulation Removal Services
West Palm Beach Spray Foam Insulation commercial and home insulation professionals can advise you about when and how old insulation should be removed. Insulation removal from your West Palm Beach, FL house or business isn’t as easy as pulling it out and leaving it for trash pickup.
Each insulation type has safety rules and procedures:
If you have loose insulation, we carefully vacuum the blown-in fibers with a 19-horsepower vacuum cleaner and a collection bag with 200 square feet of capacity. Fiberglass insulation must be handled carefully to avoid releasing particles into the air, which can cause breathing difficulties. We also have the expertise to handle asbestos remediation where that’s needed. We know about the local laws and regulations for insulation removal and disposal in West Palm Beach, FL. You can rely on the experts at West Palm Beach Spray Foam Insulation to safely remove old insulation and responsibly and lawfully dispose of it.
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