Have you been considering replacing your insulation but are not sure if it’s necessary? Insulation removal is a hefty task, so it can often be neglected or ignored. However, if your insulation is problematic, it is better to have it removed sooner rather than later. Here are the top signs that you need insulation removal and replacement:
- Infestation – If you have any sort of suspicion that your attic or insulation has been infested by rodents or other animals, you should consider having your insulation removed as soon as possible. Even if you think you have the rodent problem under control, there’s no telling the kind of damage they did to the rest of your insulation.
- Water Damage – One of the most obvious signs that you need insulation removal is if you’ve recently had water damage. Water-damaged insulation is typically not repairable, and it is recommended to have it replaced. If it is not replaced, you’ll be facing bigger issues down the road, such as mold.
- High Energy Bills – Are your energy bills higher than normal? This is typically a sign that the outside air is seeping into your home more easily, causing your HVAC system to have to work extra hard to regulate the temperature, which can drive up your bill.
- Aged Insulation – If you’re in an older home and you have a hard time regulating the temperature, you may want to consider insulation removal and replacement. Your old insulation likely doesn’t have the type of ratings and efficiency of the current insulation options.
We hope these signs will help you indicate when you are in need of insulation removal. If you have any questions regarding insulation removal, and the services we provide, contact us today at ARC Insulation for more information!