When animals reside in your attic, they can cause significant damage and pollute the entire area. Attic restoration is the process of bringing your attic back to the state it was before the animal infestation. It may include the repairing of electrical wires, damaged pipes, and air ducts, but it primarily involves the cleaning up of animal waste. Wildlife X Team New Hampshire specializes in attic restoration, cleanup, and sanitation and can help give new life to your attic.
Instinctively, it doesn’t make any sense to just allow animals to dwell, damage, and pollute the attic. But here are concrete reasons we recommend attic restoration, cleanup, and sanitation at Wildlife X Team New Hampshire:
The droppings and urine of animals on the insulation and other parts of the attic gives off an appalling odor. When this fecal matter accumulates, the odor finds its way into the living space, mainly through the ventilation system, thereby reducing the overall air quality. A cleanup will help you breathe that fresh air once again.
The sense of smell is important in the animal world. Different species use it to look for a mate and may be drawn to an attic with the scent of a potential mate. Animals like snakes prey on rodents and are drawn by their scent. So, they might pay a visit to your attic if it smells like a rodent.
Different wildlife is associated with a plethora of zoonotic diseases. Many of these diseases are easily transmitted from their fecal matter. For instance, inhaling bat droppings (guano) is known to cause histoplasmosis, a lung infection that can become life-threatening if it becomes severe. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a serious respiratory disease that’s transmitted through the urine, droppings, or saliva of rodents. Droppings and urine of animals also serve as hotspots for other diseases like Leptospirosis, hookworm, raccoon roundworm, Cryptosporidiodis, among many others. Thorough remediation of your attic will help eliminate all of these health risks.
Many animals in the attic tear apart the insulation. This leads to a reduction in heating efficiency which increases your energy bills. Rodents like rats, mice, and squirrels chew on wooden structures, which reduces the structural integrity of the building. These nuisance critters also chew on electrical wires which exposes your house to the risk of fire. Raccoons may damage roof tiles, which may result in leakage that accelerates roof damage. Part of attic restoration is reversing all of the damages caused by wild animals, and Wildlife X Team New Hampshire can help you with that.
Although the price for attic restoration, cleanup, and sanitation is charged per square foot, the amount you’ll pay is highly dependent on several factors like the extent of pollution. If you deal with your infestation problem in a timely manner, the number of droppings that need to be removed will be minimal, and can easily be picked up. However, imagine you have a large colony of bats that have been living in your attic for years. A large amount of guano (bat droppings) will have completely soiled the insulation. If that’s the case, you’ll have to replace it, which can cost thousands of dollars.
That’s why a full inspection of your attic is necessary to determine the extent of damage and the amount of repair work needed. Professionals at Wildlife X Team New Hampshire can help inspect your attic and give you a quote for cleanup.
We specialize in cleaning and decontaminating attics that have been damaged and infested by raccoons, bats, rats, mice, squirrels, birds, and other animals. Our team of experts is highly trained with the goal of restoring your attic to an even better condition than it was before the infestation.
Our process involves a full inspection of your attic to determine the extent of damage/pollution done and the amount of repair work needed.
We then vacuum the small feces and remove larger feces by hand (of course, while wearing gloves). For decontamination, we make use of a special enzyme-based cleaner to break down and neutralize the organic waste. We then use an electric atomizer sprayer to fog your attic with a fine mist.
The final stage in our process is the repair of damaged items. This may mean the replacement of the insulation. It may also include adding ventilation components such as roof vents and soffit vents. Destroyed electrical wires and pipes will also be fixed.
Contact us today if you live in New Hampshire for full-scale attic remediation!