Here is Why You Should Know About Attic Restoration

Attics often become damaged either by the elements, or by natural wear-and-tear over time and we offer advice about attic restoration.




Attics are great, aren’t they? They provide ample storage space and are convenient for a bunch of reasons. Unfortunately, wild animals tend to see them the same, which is why you often find wild animals nesting up there.


What attracts wild animals to your attic?

The main reason why wild animals love attics is the same reason we love them - they’re excellent storage space. Since most homeowners use the attic as a room to keep stuff in, and not bother much about it, this makes it a great room for wild animal intruders, also. If you don’t spend much time up there, the risk of discovery isn’t all that great for the wildlife in question.

Not only that, but attics also often become damaged either by the elements, or by natural wear-and-tear over time. This allows for gaps or cracks which are also known as entry points in the wildlife removal world. This means the wild animal has easy access to and from his nest, and into the outside world, where it looks for food.

While up there, the wild animal will also cause quite a bit of damage to your property. Some issues are merely inconvenient, while others are openly hazardous, for instance gnawed electrical wires, and the presence of feces (which can expose you to bacteria).


What you need to know about attic restoration

Attic restoration basically refers to fixing up your attic after the wild animal has been removed. Many wildlife removal companies include damage repair and attic restoration as part of their services.

Wildlife removal companies like Nuisance Wildlife Rangers focus not only on removing the wild animal(s) from your home, but also restoring it to the way it was before the invasion.


What’s included in attic restoration services?

Of course, the type of attic restoration performed on your property will be influenced by a bunch of factors, particularly what animal was bothering you in the first place. Obviously, this will influence the type of damage caused to your attic. But typically, attic restoration services include:


● Replacing insulation

Some wild animals will cause serious damage to the insulation up in your attic. Raccoons, for example, are known to trample the insulation to shreds.

● Installing new electrical wires

By far the biggest concern when it comes about wild animals in your attic is their exposure to electrical chords. Chewing, trampling, or clawing at these can lead to exposed live wires, which can in turn pose a serious fire hazard for your property. So obviously, you’ll want those replaced as swiftly as possible.

● Disinfecting

This is one concern that’s present, regardless of the animal you’ve got up there, since all wildlife will leave behind feces, which are known carriers of a wide range of bacteria and disease. A professional removal team will disinfect, and clean out all potential health hazards, and make attics accessible again. Disinfecting is often realized through a special process known as fogging, which basically means we deploy a disinfectant gas into the attic, to break down bacteria.

● Sealing entry points

Attic restoration also involves sealing the gap or hole the animal used as an entry point.

● Debris removal

Lastly, attic restoration involves the removal of debris that the animals brought in with themselves, such as nesting materials, fur, and so on.


Do you need attic restoration?

If your home has suffered a visit from any type of wild animal, then yes, you will most likely necessitate attic restoration. This is important, as you’ve seen, in eliminating health and safety concerns, as well as making sure other animals aren’t tempted to visit in the future.





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