The Importance of Maintaining Insulation

Oct 30, 2020 | Home Maintenance

Neglected insulation can lose its effectiveness over time and become a breeding ground for pests. Not only can old and damaged insulation result in increased energy costs, but it can pose a serious health risk to the occupants of the home if contaminated by rodents, mould, or mildew. A rodent infestation is not the only reason to remove existing insulation, but it is one of the most common and important.

The Main Benefits of Insulation Removal

  • Better Air Quality – Removing current insulation will improve the indoor air quality of your client’s homes. Old insulation can contain a variety of contaminants, such as urine and faeces from pests, that can negatively affect a home’s air quality.
  • Better Energy Efficiency – How many products do you still use today that were manufactured 20 or 30 years ago? Probably not many. The products we use every day have improved over time, due to technological innovations and the introduction of new materials. The same is true for insulation in the home. If your client’s home wasn’t recently built, then installing new insulation will result in greater energy efficiency and lower energy costs.
  • Rodent Proofing – Insulation provides a great home for rodents and pests that are looking for a warm, comfortable place to nest. Unfortunately for many homeowners, the insulation in their home is an attractive option. Replacement of insulation is essential for clearing a rodent infestation and must be completed before proofing against future incursions
  • Mouldy or Wet Insulation – Wet or mouldy insulation it is a good indication of a leaky roof. While the first step should be addressing the leak, the affected insulation must also be cleared and replaced. This will return the insulation to peak health and reduce your client’s energy costs.

How can we help?

A professional needs the right equipment to safely remove and replace old insulation. Australian Industrial Vacuum provides equipment rated to Australian Standard H14 filtration requirements. A bagging collection system is the safest and most efficient way to collect insulation. Our ‘Dry Collection Box’ has been specially designed for collection of fine particles and is perfect for insulation.

Blown-in insulation removed using a powerful vacuum ensures that the removal of contaminated material will not spread harmful viruses to other areas of the house. The vacuum unit transports contaminated insulation into a secured container outside of the home. This bag can then be transported off-site and disposed of safely. The roof space can then be vacuumed to ensure there are no remaining traces of debris or rodent waste. Once this process has been completed, the roof space is ready to have new insulation installed.

We can supply you with the proper equipment to handle hazardous materials like asbestos and mould in old buildings.

Our trailer mounted petrol or diesel units can be equipped with a 1000L bulka bag storage house (Dry collection box) and a H14 filter housing.

Contact our team today to discuss the components you need to make this application safe and easy.
03 8597 3376

We have the toughest range of industrial vacuum cleaners from vacuums for dust control in workplaces to the best industrial vacuum cleaners in Australia and HEPA filter vacuum cleaners to name a few. Don’t hesitate to contact our team on 03 8597 3376.

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