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The Hazards of Taking on a DIY Attic Insulation Removal

Published on August 16, 2021

The Hazards of Taking on a DIY Attic Insulation Removal

If you’re having indoor comfort issues in summer and winter or inconsistencies in your home’s temperature regulation, you might be suspecting that your attic insulation is the cause of it all. And although an immediate reaction would be to check out the attic insulation yourself, it’s far better to have the work done professionally. In fact, it’s much wiser to hire one of the experienced insulation contractors in Toronto.

At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we have extensive experience with the attic and roof. We start off with a thorough inspection of the attic cavity, and when necessary, we provide professional insulation removal in Toronto. Most importantly, we do it all – from recommending the highest quality insulation product to installing the materials entirely.

5 Hazards You Can Encounter During DIY Attic Insulation Removal

While a DIY approach to insulation removal might be tempting for some, the attic can be full of surprises – and quite often hazards. For insulation removal in Toronto, it’s better to call on attic experts like EcoComfort. They will expertly assess the condition of your attic and determine whether the insulation requires removal. As one of the trusted insulation contractors in Toronto, EcoComfort guarantees the products that are re-installed along with the installation work from start to finish.

Mold Growth 

If mold is present in the attic, it can be toxic, particularly if it’s black mold. And because it’s dangerous, it should only be attended to by a professional who is wearing the right protective gear to not be affected. Any attempt to take on a DIY remedy is ill-advised as it can cause a range of health repercussions.

Asbestos Deposits

Asbestos is not considered dangerous if kept intact, but it does present a health risk when disturbed. Despite being banned, asbestos can still be found in older insulation. Here again, it’s the professionals who have the equipment and expertise to handle such a situation.

Nesting Animals

In the attic, insulation is an ideal nesting spot for animals of all types. The problem is that the nest may also contain animal remains and animal excrement, both of which could be an added health hazard. When you work with professional insulation contractors in the Greater Toronto Area, they will know what animals to expect, what kind of damage they may cause, and how to deal with that effectively.

Bad Wiring

Bad wiring throughout the attic, and exposed electrical junction boxes, can be problematic in the attic. When these are left unattended, there may be hidden dangers for someone who is inexperienced. The worst case is fire or electrocution. To avoid these high risk situations call EcoComfort for safe attic insulation removal in Toronto.

Attic Damage

A number of factors can result in structural damage in the attic. From water damage to rodent damage, the wooden structure of the roof and attic can be compromised and pose a danger when inspecting. You don’t want to walk on rotting wood and risk physical injury.

Throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Count on EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting

Throughout the GTA, EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting offers homeowners a wide range of professional insulation services. Before we do any installation work, we undertake an in-depth inspection of the attic and roof cavity to identify existing deficiencies and inherent performance issues.

Once we have assessed the space, we suggest appropriate repairs or retrofits, and we recommend an insulation product for re-installation. In fact, we often recommend blown-in cellulose for the attic, as it delivers excellent results over the long term.

Find out more about EcoComfort attic insulation removal by calling one of our experts directly.

Why Choose Us

EcoComfort We Are Attic Service Experts

We Are Attic Service Experts

We are experts in attic insulation, attic ventilation, attic mould prevention and remediation, and attic disinfection. Our quality products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe for indoor use. Meaning you won’t ever have to vacate your home. Our attention to detail is unmatched.

EcoComfort We Save You Money

We Save You Money

All of our insulation products are Canadian-made and carefully screened to meet rigid quality standards. We don’t sacrifice the quality of our product, we stand by our work, and we offer a warranty on all of our services.

EcoComfort We Provide All-In-One Services

We Provide All-In-One Services

We offer a wide range of attic and roof services. We have the best and most reliable equipment on the market. Our team of full-time, experienced attic experts can handle every aspect of the job, we never subcontract our jobs.

EcoComfort We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We make sure that every job is done right from start to finish and that every customer is 100% satisfied. We have a long list of happy customers and have insulated thousands of attics over the years. Our level of experience in this field is unmatched!

EcoComfort We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We don’t pay commissions to salespeople. At EcoComfort, there’s no inflated pricing, no hidden fees or surprise costs. We believe in doing the job efficiently the first time around. We never compromise on quality; our work is always guaranteed.

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