What is Attic Decontamination?

What is Attic Decontamination?

Attic decontamination is a term used by rodent control professionals for the process of restoring an attic to its original state after it has been invaded, contaminated, and damaged by rodent infestation. To the untrained eye, it may seem like the attic just needs a good sweeping and scrubbing. But the experts at Green Rat Control know that rodents inhabiting your attic are not simply a messy nuisance. Rodents ruin foundational attic material to nest. More hazardous are the contagious diseases that rodents carry. Rodent waste, both droppings and urine, are biohazards that contaminate attic insulation. To protect the health of your family, it is important to understand what attic decontamination is all about.

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Exterminate Rodents

The first step to attic decontamination is complete rodent extermination. Rodent control professionals have the right tools and know-how to find the all the rodents and remove them quickly. Luckily, you don’t have to contract separate rodent control and attic cleaning services. The Green Rat Control team is skilled in rodent extermination. Their highly experienced staff has dealt with all types of wildlife- squirrels, bats, rats, snakes, raccoons and more!

Identify Health Risks

Rodents are known to be carriers of a fair amount of contamination. It is absolutely crucial that all traces of rodent droppings, urine, blood, hair, and oils are completely removed. The second step in the attic decontamination process is to completely empty the attic and eliminate any of the above mentioned materials. Doing so can be risky, and it is important that they are removed safely. This is not a job you should attempt to do yourself because of the risks of contracting dangerous airborne diseases such as hantavirus. Professionals have the proper materials, masks, and training to identify and remove health risks from your attic. Learn more about the dangers of animal waste here.

It is common for attic insulation to be shredded and contaminated where rodents have nested. Contaminated insulation is not only ruined and ineffective, but it is a health hazard as well and will have to go. Other materials that may need to be removed include: damaged vapor barrier and old foundation forms.

Deep Clean

When all the rodents, rodent waste, and contaminated material is out, the attic is ready for a deep clean. Standard cleaning procedures involve vacuuming, using professional grade sanitizing agents, and deodorizing the space. The procedures make your home less attractive to other rodents and will reduces the risk of re-entry.

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You didn’t think the experts would just tear apart your attic and then leave, did you? The best part about attic decontamination is that your attic space will be restored to like-new condition. The final step is restoration. All the contaminated materials that were torn out will be replaced with brand new, grade-A materials. The professionals will inspect your space carefully, searching for any cracks or holes that could be any entry point for rodents. Those will be sealed with steel to rodent-proof your space, protecting it from future infestation.

Attic decontamination is a professional grade service that will yield a huge return on investment. Let the experts do the dirty work, and help you reclaim the safety and integrity of your home.

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