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Insulation Replacement and Animal Contamination Cleanup

Greater Birmingham, Alabama

Fresh, clean, white insulation in an attic in B1rmingham, Alabama

Replacing insulation contaminated by animal filth is important to your family's health

When animals get into your home, they tend to make a mess. You'd think that in return for living rent-free, they'd at least keep the place clean. But they don't.

Any animal problem in a home, whether it's in an attic, crawl space, wall or ceiling void, or anywhere else, is going to result in contamination. Animals' urine, droppings, and parasites may be involved in the transmission of serious diseases; and their shed hair, fur, and skin cells can cause allergic reactions in many people.

All of these contaminants can make their way into a home's living spaces by riding along on the air currents caused by convection, or even more quickly if you have a forced-air heating system or an air-conditioning system in the contaminated area. In that case, you will literally be pumping animal filth, along with the associated fungus spores and other pathogens, throughout your whole house.

At Rid-A-Critter, we clean up after the animals once we remove them. But some things, like insulation, can't be cleaned. Insulation has to be replaced. That's why we offer insulation replacement, using the finest modern insulating materials, as part of our wildlife management solutions.

Improved Energy Efficiency

In addition to eliminating contaminants and helping to make your home clean and fresh-smelling again, it's likely that our insulation replacement service will also save you money on energy. Here's why.

Missing insulation where raccoons pulled it away from the walls

First of all, animals don't just contaminate insulation. They damage it. They make nests out of it, they tear holes in it, they walk back and forth on it and flatten it (which reduces its insulating efficiency), and sometimes they just tear it from where it needs to be and roll it into balls. Why? Who knows. Maybe they're bored.

What we do know is that all of this messing with your insulation costs you energy dollars. Obviously, insulation that's no longer there because it's been pulled from a wall or roof isn't doing you any good. In addition, the burrowing animals do through insulation and the flattening effect of walking back and forth on it reduces its efficiency, and the clawing and gnawing that many animals do can damage the vapor barrier, if one is needed.

Secondly, unless your home was built very recently, chances are that the insulating materials we'll use are more efficient than what was in your home to begin with. In addition, Rid-A-Critter is able to install any type of insulation, as is best suited for your particular home, even if it's not the same insulation that was originally installed. Again, the last few years have seen great improvements in the R-values of insulating materials, and more efficient insulation means lower heating and cooling costs.

Finally, in some cases, we come across homes (especially those with no access to the attic) where the attic was never insulated to begin with, or where the job was done with shoddy craftsmanship. Adding proper insulation will make these homes more energy efficient and save their owners money.

Why Choose Rid-A-Critter to Replace Your Insulation?

The best reasons are that we're good at it, and that we'll probably save you money.

Insulation being blown into an attic looks like snow

Looks like snow in Birmingham! But it's just our crew installing high-efficiency attic insulation.

Our technicians are held to the highest professional standards in all the work they do, including installing insulation. All work is performed to the highest professional standards, and meets or exceeds any code requirements. We use only the finest materials, and we install it with the same sense of pride that's made us the South's most successful family-owned wildlife management company.

In addition, we are fully licensed and insured for this work, and our technicians are thoroughly trained in the best practices for insulation installation. We also have the equipment to handle any insulation job, no matter how big, how small, or how difficult. And we also cart the dirty stuff away for you and dispose of it responsibly, in keeping with our commitment to the environment.

Finally, our pricing will be competitive because, well, we're already there at your home. We've removeed the animals, cleaned up after them, and sealed up the house; so we already know every nook and cranny of the attic, crawl space, or other area where the animals were. This intimate familiarity with your home helps us to do the job better, while avoiding waste; and we pass the savings on to you.

Animal Contamination and Insulation Replacement Gallery

Here are some pictures of animal contamination we've come across, along with insulation replacement jobs we've done in and around the Birmingham area.

  • Animal droppings in the attic insulation of a house in Vestavia, Alabama

    Contaminated insulation in a house in Vestavia

  • High-powered vacuum to remove contaminated insulation safely

    Professional insulation removal equipment

  • Dirty insulation with animal droppings and urine and an acorn shell in the attic of a house in Birmingham Alabama

    Contaminated insulation in an attic in Birmingham

  • A trailer full of huge bags of contaminated insulation removed from an attic

    Contaminated insulation removed from an attic

  • A man installing insulation in an attic in Birmingham, Alabama

    Attic insulation replacement in Birmingham

  • Fresh new blown in insulation installed over the floor and joists of the unfinished attic of a house in Birmingham Alabama with a large ruler showing the depth.

    New insulation installed in an attic in Birmingham

  • Rat droppings and urine in the insulation and duct work of a Birmingham attic

    Rat poop and pee in at attic in Birmingham

  • Foam insulation installed between floor joists of a home in Anniston, Alabama

    Foam insulation installed in a crawl in Anniston

  • Flying squirrel pee and poop in the attic insulation of a house in Birmingham Alabama

    Flying squirrel contamination in Birmingham

  • A trailer piled high with bags of contaminated insulation to be disposed of

    Contaminated insulation being disposed of

  • Trucks and equipment needed for installing insulation

    We can handle ANY insulation installation job

  • Animal droppings and filth all over the floor of an attic in Moody, Alabama

    Animal filth contaminating an attic in Moody

  • Animal control supervisor Dean Scott on his hands and knees vacuuming animal droppings from between the joists in an attic before installing new insulation

    Dean doing animal clean-up in an attic

  • Technician on a Rid-A-Critter trailer setting up huge vacuum cleaning rig to remove insulation

    Carl setting up to remove contaminated insulation

  • Man installing clean, white insulation in an attic in Bessemer, Alabama

    Installing clean insulation in a Bessemer attic

  • Nice, clean, fresh, white insulation installed in an attic in Hoover, Alabama

    Insulation replacement job in Hoover, Alabama

  • rat droppings contaminating the insulation of an attic in Oxford, Alabama

    Rat droppings in the insulation of an Oxford attic

  • Man with machine installing blown-in insulation in an attic of a house in Pell City

    Installing insulation in an attic in Pell City

  • Clean, fresh white attic insulation installed in an attic in Birmingham, Alabama

    Attic insulation installed in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Attic stripped of insulation and all animal contamination completely removed

    Animal contamination is completely removed

  • Technician in protective clothing carting away contaminated insulation in black bags

    Carl carting away contaminated insulation

  • Technician inside a trailer feeding bales of insulation into a machine that aerates and shreds the insulation before pumping it through a hose into the attic of a house

    Feeding the insulation machine

  • Man with machine installing blown-in insuation in an attic in Hueytown, Alabama

    Installing blown-in insulation in a Hueytown attic

  • Freshly applied, bright white insulation installed in an attic in Homewood, Alabama

    Attic insulation installed in Homewood, Alabama

For more information about animal contamination abatement, insulation replacement, or any of our quality services, please call us today for an on-site inspection and consultation.

 

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Busy time for animals in the house which means lots of calls to get that contaminated insulation replaced!
by Amber A.
Apr 09, 2021 06:09:14 pm.

Hope everyone stays safe from the storms. Listen out for animals, they might be taking shelter too!
by Amber A.
Mar 17, 2021 05:45:47 pm.

Today is a wonderful day to call Ridacritter for all of your nuisance animal exclusion needs! We cover rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and more!
by Jake A.
Mar 12, 2021 02:54:13 pm.

Warm weather brought out calls for several animals today! From Snakes, to squirrels, mice and bees!!
by Amber A.
Mar 10, 2021 07:41:48 pm.

Video of Attic Insulation Replacement at a House in Hoover, Alabama
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2021 09:47:36 am.

Off to Birmingham today To remove some nasty insulation in a attic !
by James G.
Mar 08, 2021 09:41:44 am.

Video of Attic Insulation Replacement at a House in Alabaster, Alabama
by Webmaster
Mar 04, 2021 09:53:53 am.

Rats, mice and squirrels today. Wildlife repairs with trapping. Animal exclusion needed call us for a free quote.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 25, 2021 10:58:52 am.

Rainy all over Georgia it seems like. Hard for us to keep dry when we’re determined to evict the animals and seal to keep them out. In Albany Ga now for a couple quotes and then to Zebulon Ga for another quote for squirrels removal. Be safe
by Jason Arruda
Feb 18, 2021 11:10:35 am.

Headed over to Albany Georgia for a quote to exclude squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 02, 2021 11:44:36 am.

Give Ridacritter a call for any of your nuisance animal needs. From Bats, to Bees, Squirrels, to Rats, Ridacritter solves all of your problems. Call for an exclusion today!
by Jake A.
Jan 30, 2021 10:25:50 am.

Very busy right now. Lots of squirrels and rats in the Birmingham and surrounding areas. Looks like bats are flying already as I’ve got several bat jobs to look at this week. Had a customer yesterday with squirrels and bats.
by Chris Scott
Jan 26, 2021 08:07:01 am.

Video of Attic Insulation Replacement at a House in Vestavia Hills, Alabama
by Webmaster
Jan 22, 2021 10:15:34 am.

In Auburn Alabama quoting exclusions for gray squirrels today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 07, 2021 11:01:30 am.

Lots of squirrel and rat calls today. From Birmingham to Anniston.
by Chris Scott
Jan 07, 2021 09:46:52 am.

In Alpharetta, Ga this morning providing a clearance letter to a customer so their buyers can rest assured they’re purchasing a Critter Free home. Did I mention our Warranty is 100% transferable??
by Tim McDavid
Jan 05, 2021 09:29:57 am.

Lots of squirrel calls today. It appears gray and flying squirrels are attempting to take over every attic in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
by Chris Scott
Jan 04, 2021 05:58:27 pm.

New Blog Post: Happy New Year!
by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2020 10:41:11 am.

New Blog Post: Merry Christmas!
by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2020 11:23:46 am.

Video: Replacing the Attic Insulation at a House in Alabaster, Alabama
by Webmaster
Dec 23, 2020 10:03:23 am.

Finishing up on a exclusion in Cordele Ga and headed to Valdosta Ga for some trap checking. Good times. Happy Monday.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 07, 2020 10:46:24 am.

Today we'll be finishing up an attic insulation replacement job at a house in Birmingham, Alabama. The old insulation had to be removed and disposed of because it was contaminated with animal urine and droppings.
by Webmaster
Nov 20, 2020 09:26:21 am.

Video of Attic Insulation Replacement at a House in Alexander City, Alabama
by Webmaster
Nov 12, 2020 09:27:48 am.

Video of an Insulation-Replacement Job in Trussville, Alabama
by Webmaster
Oct 08, 2020 09:48:26 am.

Doing guano removal and and Insulation replacement in Springville Alabama today.
by Jason McFarland
Sep 17, 2020 10:40:20 am.

We have a crew removing animal-contaminated insulation from the attic of a house in Hoover, Alabama. Once they're done making the attic spiffy, we'll install new, energy-efficient insulation in the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 15, 2020 08:46:26 am.

Headed down south today to Albany Ga to give a quote for a bat exclusion. Animals in the attic scratching and bats are keeping the customers up at night. Time for us to step in.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 10, 2020 09:42:30 am.

Video of Attic Insulation being Replaced at a House in Moody, Alabama
by Webmaster
Aug 19, 2020 08:53:27 am.

New Video: Replacing the Insulation in a House in Hoover, Alabama
by Webmaster
Aug 07, 2020 06:35:27 am.

Jason and Justin Replacing the Attic Insulation in a House in Birmingham
by Webmaster
Aug 06, 2020 10:07:59 am.

Video of Attic Insulation Replacement at a House in McCalla, Alabama
by Webmaster
Jul 29, 2020 10:05:37 am.

Video of Jason and Justin Doing Attic Insulation Replacement in Odenville, Alabama
by Webmaster
Jul 16, 2020 10:38:14 am.

The Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter provides insulation replacement and animal cleanup in Birmingham, Alabama and the the entire Metro Birmingham area including Anniston, Bessemer, Brighton, Chelsea, Fairfield, Heflin, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Jasper, Leeds, Midfield, Moody, Mountain Brook, Oxford, Pell City, Trussville, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas.

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