How To Identify Old Insulation

It’s for all of these important reasons that we strongly encourage Everett homeowners to examine the condition of their attic insulation everett. Here are are a few ways you can tell if your insulation needs to be replaced.

Dirty

Old insulation can start to collect dirt, dust and soot after several years. If you’ve had a pest infestation, it might also contain feces and waste.

Peeling

Insulation can start to peel for different reasons. It could be that it’s heavy from dirt buildup, or flaking because of moisture absorption. Pests may have gotten in and started to tear it apart. Whatever the case may be, insulation that is peeling has diminished capacity for creating a secure barrier and should be removed to allow new insulation to be put in its place.

Moist / Damp

Moist or damp insulation is a very serious issue and should be removed as soon as possible from your home. Not only is wet insulation incapable of insulating your home, but it can also provide a food source for mold and bacteria growth, especially when the moisture is trapped against an organic material such as the wooden beams of your home. The mold and wood rot deterioration can spread into the walls and frame of your home, weakening and damaging its structure. To protect against this, professional attic cleanout and restoration services should be sought to remove the damaged insulation and perform an inspection of the area’s condition.

Thin

Many homes do not have insulation that is dense enough to adequately insulate their home. While their insulation may have started out thick and full, time and exposure can cause many types of insulations to become compressed and thereby lose their ability to insulate.

Spray Foam Insulation

If your attic’s insulation matches any or all of the above descriptions, it’s time for your attic to be reinsulated. One of the best types of insulation on the market today is spray foam insulation. Unlike other insulators, spray foam is made up of two unique compounds that form an insulation with the highest R-value available on the market today. Spray foam also has the following benefits.

Tightly seals corners and cracks
Discourages pests
Resists water
Indefinite lifetime
For new insulation to do its job effectively, it has to installed properly. A professional attic insulation business can help to make sure that you’re insulation is properly installed so that you’re sure to enjoy all the benefits an insulated attic can bring. At Clean Crawls, we offer full scale attic cleaning, insulation, and restoration services throughout Everett. For more information, feel free to give us a call, or fill out our contact form.

Clean Crawls
9612 47th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 214-3669

Clean Crawls, Inc.
Seattle, WA
(866) 651-1700