Installing insulation can be an easy task for most homeowners. However, it is also important to know how to remove insulation and make the job as simple as possible. While each house is likely to have a slightly different situation, most insulation removal companies will follow these four simple steps: Preparation is crucial to a successful insulation removal and long-lasting installation. You should never start work without first eliminating all possible obstructions. This includes:
As soon as you have ruled out all other possibilities, it is time to focus on the physical barriers. These include: Insulation material, ceiling framing, attic trusses, insulation sleeves and sheathing. For every space in your home, there is a suitable Ottawa insulation removal method that can effectively address the issue. Here are some simple techniques:
Sweeping and vacuuming debris is one of the most effective methods for removing insulation. If the debris cannot be easily removed, then it should be exposed to the air. For this, a shop vac or shop brush can often do the job. However, for larger pieces, it is advisable to use a blower and/or a power washer to remove the bulk of the debris. After the debris has been removed, if possible, it should be removed entirely from the area in order to prevent moisture from building up in the future.
Forms of Insulation Removal
Another form of insulation removal that can be quite labor-intensive is cutting and trimming cellulose fibers. There are two main methods for cutting cellulose; the mechanical method and the chemical method. Mechanical cutting of cellulose is achieved when a saw blade is used to cut individual strands of cellulose. The main advantage of this method is that the entire strand of fiber can be cut through, unlike the chemical method which breaks down the strands into manageable lengths. Chemical substances are also used to cut individual strands of cellulose.
One of the most hazardous forms of insulation removal is cutting and scraping of asbestos. Asbestos abatement is not as straight forward as other forms of removal, since this type of removal process creates a contaminated work space. Before any insulation removal can take place, a clean work area must be established. This contaminated work area will need to be sealed off from the rest of the house. Once all the contaminated insulation has been removed, it should be disposed of correctly by placing it in an environmentally safe dumpster.
Insulation Removal Services
When choosing the appropriate insulation removal service for your home or office building, it is important to do your research and to ask the company what materials they use. Many of the better quality services will use high density fiber board rather than cellulose. A more affordable alternative to fiber board insulation is rolls of foil. It is also important to choose a company that uses environmentally safe disposal products and that adheres to all health and safety standards.