Contaminated Insulation

If you have a mold issue in your basement and the basement is insulated, as the building codes now dictate, it’s a fairly safe assumption to say that your insulation may be contaminated with mold and will need to be properly removed, so that the spores do not spread, and discarded. With fiberglass insulation often there are nests of mice or other rodents who spend the winters living in the insulation until their have their families in the spring and go back outside until fall. In attics you find rodents, but also more and more commonly raccoons. Both of whose waste is very high in dangerous bacteria and can be dangerous if you’re exposed to it.

A few cases of Hanta Virus which is a result of being exposed to dried rodent feces from mice have occurred on the East End, 3 of them resulting in fatalities. If you see little black specs in your insulation, on the floor, window sill or any place where mice may be habituating, please call us and we will come and dispose of it safely and properly. If you see urine stains or wet areas in the insulation, call us. Rodent and especially raccoon urine is very high in bacteria.

Should we do a remediation for you were removed insulation and disinfecting an area is necessary, we reinsulate the area with a rodent and moisture proof insulation called Roxul. Made from crushed stone, it is so dense that a rodent burrowing in it is impossible. It is moisture resistant and unlike sprayed foam insulation, it does not build up moisture on the underside of it. We have removed more spray insulation that we can remember, often finding a wide range of mold colonizing on it and the subflooring. Again, because of our experience and knowledge, we can design a disinfection program for you that will result in your basement or attic being safe and animal free far into the future. Please call us today for a free evaluation.

For 9 years Mildew Busters™ won Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” in numerous categories because of the high quality of our work, and our customers dedication to us. After the 9th year we received a call from Dan’s informing us that other companies were complaining and wanted a chance to win. As a result, Dan’s created a new category called “The Hall of Fame” and Mildew Busters™ was the 1st. company to be awarded it, essentially retiring us from future competitions.

We were very grateful to Dan’s for doing this, but more so to our customers who made it possible. We now have numerous “Hall of Fame” awards, something we are very proud and grateful for.