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How can one request a free insulation quote from Insulation Co?

Requesting a free insulation quote from Insulation Co is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few easy steps. Here’s how you can get started:

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Begin by providing your name. This helps us personalize your experience and ensures we address you correctly throughout the process. Enter your email address and phone number. These details are crucial as they will be used to contact you about your quote.

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After submitting your information, a representative from Insulation Co will reach out to you using the contact details provided. They will discuss your insulation needs, provide a detailed quote, and explain the next steps should you choose to proceed with our services.

Requesting a quote is completely free and there is no obligation to schedule the job. It’s a great first step toward enhancing the comfort and efficiency of your home through professional insulation services.

How can animals burrowing into crawl spaces be prevented through trench and screen methods?

Animals are smart and they can use any openings they find to access your crawl space. When you want to keep them out, it is essential to hire a professional to block potential entry and exit points. Openings could be unsealed spaces, holes, and cracks of all sizes. You have to be certain that there are no animals in the crawl space when you seal the openings. Any animal that is sealed into the crawl space may cause severe damage when trying to find a way out. Trapped animals can die in the crawl space, resulting in foul odors and potential flea or tick infestations.

To further enhance the protection of your crawl space from burrowing animals, consider the “trench and screen” method, which has proven highly effective. This process involves:

  • Digging a Trench: A trench is dug around the exterior of your house, which serves as the first line of defense.
  • Installing Wire Mesh: From the bottom of your exterior wall to the bottom of the trench, wire mesh is installed in an L shape. This barrier extends into the ground and bends outward, forming a robust blockage that prevents animals from digging under the barriers and accessing your crawl space.

Combining these structural defenses with regular checks and maintenance ensures your home remains free from unwanted wildlife guests. By implementing both sealing and trenching/screening methods, you create a comprehensive defense system that addresses both immediate openings and potential burrowing.

How can animals such as bats, rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, otters, and birds gain access to your attic and crawl space?

Animals are smart and they can use any openings they find to access your crawl space. When you want to keep them out, it is essential to hire a professional to block potential entry and exit points. Our customer service representative will meticulously inspect your home, looking at areas such as electrical and pipe penetrations, the foundation and framing, construction gaps, and holes in the exterior of your home, as well as the integrity of your ventilation screening and crawl space door.

Openings could be unsealed spaces, holes, and cracks of all sizes. If we find places that an animal could enter through, we will seal it with concrete or screen the area with wire mesh. This ensures that no new animals can invade your space once it’s secured.

You have to be certain that there are no animals in the crawl space when you seal the openings. Any animal that is sealed into the crawl space may cause severe damage when trying to find a way out. Trapped animals can die in the crawl space, resulting in foul odors and potential flea or tick infestations.

By addressing these specific vulnerabilities and securing them, you can protect your home from unwanted animal guests and the problems they bring.

What potential health concerns can arise from having bats, birds, rodents, and larger animals in your attic and crawl space?

bats

Disease Transmission: Bats are known carriers of diseases, important among them being histoplasmosis, a lung disease caused by the spores of a fungus that grows on their guano (feces).
Guano Accumulation: Their feces can accumulate, causing strong odors and possibly leading to the growth of mold, which can affect indoor air quality.

birds

Nesting Habits: Birds bring in materials like twigs which can harbor ticks, mites, and other parasites. Their nesting in insulation can lead to degradation and reduced effectiveness of your attic’s insulation.
Fecal Contamination: Bird droppings can also spread diseases such as histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis, creating further risk for respiratory issues.

Rodents

Property Damage and Health Risks: Rodents not only chew through wires, potentially causing electrical fires, but they also leave droppings and urine that can spread diseases like hantavirus and salmonella.
Rapid Reproduction: Their ability to reproduce rapidly can quickly escalate the contamination and health risks in a home.

Larger Animals (e.g., Racoons, opossums)

Structural Damage: Larger animals can tear up insulation and air ducts, leading to higher energy costs and potential risks of diseases carried through droppings.
Greater Waste: Due to their size, the quantity of waste is significantly greater, exacerbating the potential for disease and requiring more immediate remediation.

Protective Measures and Remediation

To mitigate these risks, it is crucial to ensure that your home has proper exclusion practices in place to prevent wildlife from entering. Regular inspections of attics and crawl spaces are recommended to identify potential entry points or existing infestations. Professional removal services often need specific licenses, especially for protected species like bats, indicating the seriousness with which these scenarios must be handled.

Understanding and addressing these issues swiftly can help maintain the health and safety of your living environment, protecting both your family’s health and your property’s integrity.

Frequently Asked Questions About animal exclusion in your crawl space

If there is animals in your crawl space it is critical to remove them as soon as possible. If you thinking about considering removing the animals yourself you need to understand that this can be a dangerous task. It is best to hire a professional as rodents and animals can carry many different diseases. When you call us for help, we will make your crawl space critter free again. Our experts have the knowledge and training needed to successfully analyze the situation and provide a solution, so your home will no longer have animals living in your crawl space. 

  • Damage- Animals will damage your house by gnawing on wires, insulation, and structural components. 
  • Noise- They might create noise at all hours of the day and night.
  • Odors- Animal waste and urine can lead to very unpleasant smells in your home.
  • Aggression- Some animals can become aggressive when they feel threatened or concerned in their new area of shelter. 

We can accurately identify the animal and handle removal safely. Once the animals are removed, we take the steps to prevent recurrence. 

why work with us?

over 25 years experience

Serving Seattle for 25+ years with expertise and professionalism. Our experienced team, led by founder Jo, has been dedicated to delivering quality craftsmanship and friendly customer service to all his customers for almost two decades.

10-year warranty on insulation workmanship

All of our work is backed by a 10-year transferable warranty on insulation workmanship and a 2-year transferable warranty on mold remediation, sump pump, and French drain install workmanship (if applicable to the bid scope of work). Included in our warranty is one free complimentary courtesy check.

insured, bonded, and licensed

Providing licensed, bonded, and insured services for your insulation needs. Trust our expertise and commitment to quality work. It is important to choose a contractor who is licensed, bonded, and insured because this ensures we know how to do our job properly and can protect ourselves against any potential mistakes.

owner run company

Owning a business can be tough, but also incredibly rewarding. Experience the advantage of talking directly to the owner of our business, Jo, who started installing insulation at the young age of 10. Jo, the founder of the company, has firsthand experience in the insulation industry since childhood.

5 star customer reviews

Experience a customer-focused company that prioritizes your wants and needs. Customer interactions are our primary means of creating true customer relationships and building our brand.

free same-day estimates

Providing customers with fast, free, virtual, and same-day quotes will give you a starting point for your home improvement project.

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