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Insulation Replacement and Animal Contamination Cleanup

Greater Birmingham, Alabama

The nozzle of an insulation installation machine blowing replacement insulation into the attic of a house.

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.

  • 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
  • Rodent droppings and urine in an attic in Birmingham, Alabama
    Rodent contamination in an attic in Birmingham
  • Rat droppings in the insulation of the attic of a home in Fairfield, Alabama
    Contaminated insulation in an attic in Fairfield
  • Foam insulation installed between floor joists of a home in Anniston, Alabama
    Foam insulation installed in a crawl in Anniston
  • High-powered vacuum to remove contaminated insulation safely
    Professional insulation removal equipment
  • Animal droppings and other filth in the insulation of an attic in Moody, Alabama
    Animal filth contaminating insulation in Moody
  • Man with machine installing blown-in insulation in an attic of a house in Pell City
    Installing insulation in an attic in Pell City
  • A trailer full of huge bags of contaminated insulation removed from an attic
    Contaminated insulation removed from an attic
  • Man wearing a respirator and holding a big plastic bag removing insulation contaminated with animal urine and feces from the attic of a house in Hoover Alabama.
    Removing filthy insulation from an attic in Hoover
  • 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
  • Freshly applied, bright white insulation installed in an attic in Homewood, Alabama
    Attic insulation installed in Homewood, Alabama
  • Raccoon droppings in the insulation of an attic in Mountain Brook, AL
    Raccoon filth in an attic in Mountain Brook
  • Rat droppings and urine in the insulation and duct work of a Birmingham attic
    Rat poop and pee in at attic in Birmingham
  • A filter bag about eight feet tall in a utility trailer with a house leading to a house in Vestavia Hills Alabama from which animal contaminated insulation attic is bring removed.
    Contaminated insulation removal in Vestavia Hills
  • Flying squirrel pee and poop in the attic insulation of a house in Birmingham Alabama
    Flying squirrel contamination in Birmingham
  • Clean insulation freshly installed in an attic in Birmingham, Alabama
    Fresh insulation installed in a Birmingham attic
  • Nice, clean, fresh, white insulation installed in an attic in Hoover, Alabama
    Insulation replacement job in Hoover, Alabama
  • A man installing insulation in an attic in Birmingham, Alabama
    Attic insulation replacement in Birmingham
  • Man installing clean, white insulation in an attic in Bessemer, Alabama
    Installing clean insulation in a Bessemer attic
  • Clean, fresh white attic insulation installed in an attic in Birmingham, Alabama
    Attic insulation installed in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Huge filter bag on a flatbed truck being pumped full of contaminated insulation through a hose so it can be properly disposed of
    Environmentally responsible insulation disposal
  • Three separate piles of raccoon droppings in the insulation in an attic in Hoover Georgia
    Raccoon droppings in the insulation in Hoover
  • Technician on a Rid-A-Critter trailer setting up huge vacuum cleaning rig to remove insulation
    Carl setting up to remove contaminated insulation
  • 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

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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by Webmaster
Nov 23, 2022 10:05:14 am.

Cold day yesterday, started in Cedartown ga, squirrels in the soffits, had them last year, he tried to fix it himself last year, didn’t work. Headed to Mableton ga, squirrels again, then 2 stops in Marietta ga
by Chris Collender
Nov 22, 2022 08:21:48 am.

Rainy day, started off in Cleveland ga, bats in the ridge vents, then headed down to Atlanta ga, rats in the basement, then off to Douglasville ga, squirrels chewing holes threw customers shingles
by Chris Collender
Nov 15, 2022 03:36:15 pm.

It’s a cold Monday, was out in Monroe ga this morning, customer has had a constant issue with squirrels, then out 3 jobs in Atlanta ga, rats rats rats.
by Chris Collender
Nov 14, 2022 11:51:04 am.

Busy day yesterday, started off in Hoschton ga, rats, then out to a rental property in Atlanta, rats, then to Jonesboro ga, rats, then up to Athens ga, squirrels, good times.
by Chris Collender
Nov 10, 2022 10:19:13 am.

Was out in ellijay ga today, rats in crawl space, then headed to Hiawasse ga, flyers in attic, in Athens ga now, raccoons in a house
by Chris Collender
Nov 08, 2022 11:38:20 am.

Did a quote yesterday in Watkinsville, ga bats, and a quote for snakes, different houses, then off the Athens, ga snakes in a crawl space, has mice too. Then over to Covington, squirrels in the attic
by Chris Collender
Nov 03, 2022 09:32:16 am.

Was in Sharpsburg ga, squirrels are chewing threw the shingles to get into the attic, then off to Fayetteville ga, bats in the attic. Headed to Duluth ga, squirrels chewing threw the roof junctions and now in Atlanta ga, for rats
by Chris Collender
Oct 31, 2022 01:43:13 pm.

Went to Rome ga, squirrels for years, then off to Stone Mountain ga, previous customer new house, squirrels again. Headed to Bishop ga, guess for what, squirrels. Seems like theme
by Chris Collender
Oct 26, 2022 01:29:38 pm.

Back at in, was in McDonough ga for squirrels and presences of bats, off the Athens ga for squirrels in a metal roof, over to Gainesville ga, previous customer, we sealed his other house, has flyers in his new house, now headed to Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Oct 24, 2022 01:35:08 pm.

Another busy day, Conyers ga for birds, then to peachtree city ga, bats/rats , headed to Atlanta ga and then to Decatur. Good times
by Chris Collender
Oct 21, 2022 03:14:28 pm.

Beautiful day today, was in Bremen ga for bats, then off to Fairburn ga for squirrels, up to Atlanta ga for rats, headed to Brookhaven ga for another quote, not sure the animal just yet
by Chris Collender
Oct 11, 2022 12:57:50 pm.

Busy day, quoted rats in doraville, then Cummings, rats and squirrels, then headed to Covington, he has had issues for some time, squirrels with several chewed wires
by Chris Collender
Oct 04, 2022 12:55:50 pm.

A handyman tried to use insulating foam to seal a two-inch gap between the roof sheathing and fascia and keep squirrels out of the attic of a Birmingham, Alabama home. It didn't work, of course. It never does. We have a crew of squirrel-removal professionals properly animal-proofing the house, as well as trapping and relocating the existing squirrels.
by Webmaster
Sep 28, 2022 10:16:59 am.

I was in Big Canoe this morning, rats in the crawl space, then out to Douglasville for flyers in the attic, headed to Forest park for rats in a rental property
by Chris Collender
Sep 27, 2022 11:02:03 am.

Was in hiawassee for Bats, then Suches for rats, Suwannee for squirrels, and then Atlanta for rats again
by Chris Collender
Sep 22, 2022 12:56:25 pm.

Was in winterville this morning for mice, then to blairsvile for flyers, then Cummings ga for rats. Headed to Marietta for some bats, busy day
by Chris Collender
Sep 20, 2022 01:41:02 pm.

Atlanta job this morning, flyers in the attic, then headed to Decatur, rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Sep 19, 2022 09:33:06 am.

Bats have been pretty busy this week, Atlanta to dunwoody, over to sandy springs, did a quote this morning for snakes in commerce ga, good times
by Chris Collender
Sep 15, 2022 10:09:54 am.

Was in Duluth this morning for bats, then off to watkinsville and Royston for u know, bats, now to Covington for rats
by Chris Collender
Aug 22, 2022 03:23:41 pm.

Yesterday, I was In peachtree city and then ellenwoood, for bats, then I drove lakemont and Cummings, snakes in the house.
by Chris Collender
Aug 16, 2022 07:43:26 am.

Snakes in the crawl space in carnesville ga, then off to Athens and conyers ga, bats are the attic. Now headed to villa rica for another wildlife quote
by Chris Collender
Aug 09, 2022 12:21:53 pm.

Busy day yesterday, was out in snellville for rats, then out to Bethlehem, Watkinsville and Athens all for bats
by Chris Collender
Aug 02, 2022 11:53:29 am.

Bats are flying high, was in Monroe twice for bats in the gables/house, then off to Kennesaw where the bats where in the freeze boards.
by Chris Collender
Jul 28, 2022 12:05:24 pm.

In Bishop ga, rats in a older home, next stop Athens ga, bats in the gables/ridge vents
by Chris Collender
Jul 19, 2022 09:31:22 am.

Busy day, bats in Hampton, then off to Greensboro ga, bats again, bats in loganville, and now off to squirrels in Buford
by Chris Collender
Jul 12, 2022 11:55:56 am.

This Morning We Have a Crew Doing Attic Insulation Replacement at a Birmingham, Alabama Home
by Webmaster
Jun 10, 2022 09:28:19 am.

Heading to a snake call in Griffin Ga.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2022 02:31:20 pm.

Bats and carpenter bees are flying , Hampton to Ellen, off to demorest, snakes in Hoschton.
by Chris Collender
May 05, 2022 08:49:43 am.

Bats and carpenter bees are in full effect, From Rome, ga to Hampton, ga, then off to Atlanta. Busy times
by Chris Collender
Apr 28, 2022 11:15:13 am.

Busy critter day today, went to locus grove for some bats, Riverdale to get some squirrels, several Atlanta stops, of course rats, then ended in Marietta, rats again
by Chris Collender
Apr 11, 2022 07:25:46 pm.

Beautiful weather, bats are flying, and squirrels are breading, good times. Athens to snellville, over to Stone Mountain, then out to Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Apr 08, 2022 09:31:43 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, Tuscaloosa, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured.

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