The harsh winter weather has also forced a large number of animals looking for warmth and shelter indoors.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) March 10, 2014
InsulationRemoval.ca (http://www.InsulationRemoval.ca), the GTA’s premier provider of insulation services, including removal and installation, is warning property owners that the cold winter weather that has blanketed the Greater Toronto Area has forced a large number of animals indoors. They’re also advising homeowners that when it comes to insulation being contaminated by animals, the best remedy is to remove and replace it.
“While Toronto has marked its second coldest winter in 25 years and spring is just around the corner, we may have to wait until April for warmer weather. For most, that means another month of being indoors,” says Trevor Sean, founder of InsulationRemoval.ca. “The harsh winter weather has also forced a large number of animals looking for warmth and shelter indoors.” (Source: “High number of bats forced inside homes due to cold winter,” CBC web site, February 24, 2014; http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/high-number-of-bats-forced-inside-homes-due-to-cold-winter-1.2546737.)
Bats can carry diseases like rabies and squeeze through openings the size of a dime, while mice can fit through a hole just 0.6 cm in diameter. As these examples show, Sean notes, it’s fairly easy for some animals to enter a home through a crack or hole.
“Attics are popular spots for bats, squirrels, mice, and even raccoons, because they are isolated, dry, safe, and warm—after all, heat rises,” he adds. “Unfortunately, animals that get into the attic or crawl space can contaminate the insulation with urine, feces, parasites, and other contaminates; not removing the insulation means the contaminants stay in the insulation forever. The contaminants can also be pumped throughout a house that heats or cools with central air, creating unhealthy living conditions.”
It’s also not uncommon for animals seeking warmth in attics or crawl spaces to die. Aside from the smell, animal corpses can attract other animals and bugs. That is why it’s important for property owners to have their attics and crawl spaces checked for animals and animal damage in the spring and fall. Left unchecked, Sean explains, animals can remain in an attic or crawl space for extended periods of time, making a mess of insulation—which also means it will most likely need to be removed and replaced.
“In those instances where contaminated insulation has to be removed, the experts at InsulationRemoval.ca will quickly and safely remove old or damaged insulation using the most advanced equipment,” he concludes. “We hand-remove fibreglass rolls and carefully pack it, and if the attic has blown material, we use a large vacuum to remove the insulation. After removal, InsulationRemoval.ca will replace the existing insulation with new and safer material, making the home a healthier, more energy-efficient environment. And because heat rises, it’s imperative to ensure the attic is properly insulated.”
InsulationRemoval.ca is one of the Greater Toronto Area’s premier providers of insulation services. The company’s installers, inspectors, and repair team can handle any of their clients’ insulation needs, such as removal and repair, energy audits, and the installation of pink fibreglass, blown-in and spray foam insulation, and air sealing. InsulationRemoval.ca has delivered outstanding results to homeowners, builders, business owners, and property managers in the GTA, suburbs, and entire Golden Horseshoe. It also serves the Orangeville, Allison, Barrie, Kawartha Lakes, Muskoka, Collingwood, and Blue Mountain areas. To learn more about InsulationRemoval.ca, visit the company’s web site at http://www.InsulationRemoval.ca or call 416-999-5700.