Saturday 23 February 2019
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Attic Decontamination:  WHAT IS IT?

Attic decontamination is a deep cleaning process which aims to remove all potentially lingering health risks left behind after a rodent infestation.  You may not realize this but after a rodent infestation—yes, even after every last pest is killed or removed—your home remains contaminated to the utmost.  Rodents often carry disease as well as other pests (like fleas and ticks), which can sometimes survive the decontamination. Furthermore, rodents leave behind traces of urine, oil, feces, hair, and even their own blood.  While these substances—which are usually unseen—might seem harmless at first, they can definitely become health risks after extended exposure.

As a matter of fact, these substances can lead to life threatening viral infections!  Any human can contract one of these viruses just by breathing in dust contaminated with these substances originating in the nest or in mice droppings.  Even just by walking through your attic—with no air filter or protection—you can expose yourself to this threat; which is why it is a good idea to hire a professional decontamination service.

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Attic Decontamination:  HOW IS IT DONE?

Professional attic decontamination service involves intense cleaning of rodent droppings and of specifically infected areas like rat nests. This type of deep cleaning is performed once the home or Renovco property has been successfully rid of the pests.  The deep cleaning can be done by means of vacuuming, power washing, or the removal and replacing of any infected insulation; and probably a combination of these.  In addition, attic decontamination can involve heavy cleaning and sanitation, cleaning attic insulation, and also odor removal.

Attic Decontamination:  THE PROCESS

First, a team of cleaning technicians will perform an inspection of the area.  This is to ensure that no more rodents remain in the property. After this, the team will look for and clean up droppings.  

Next, the technicians will look for nests. Rats, in particular, will use whatever materials they can gather to build their nests.  Rat nests might consist of wood, fabric, insulation, and any other soft and malleable textiles they could have found and collected.  

Decontamination can take a couple of days or several weeks.  The length of time, of course, can depend on the size of the property, the size of the infestation, and the extent of the potential contamination. And, of course, all of this will ultimately affect how much the service will cost.

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