Attic Clean Up Service For Raccoon Damage
Raccoons can cause massive mayhem in an attic environment. Not only can they destroy roofing, insulation, and other materials, they can also cause a biohazard due to the buildup of animal waste. If you require remediation for raccoon damage, Atticare can help! Our professional attic cleanup services include removal of animal waste, rodent-proofing, and insulation services. We offer a team of trained, licensed, and general liability insured experts to quickly and efficiently clean up what the raccoon left behind and we will also fix damages in your attic and crawl space.
Home Damages Caused by Raccoons
Raccoons do not make good house guests. If left to their own devices, they can cause damage to ventilation and electrical systems, which increases the risk of fire, water damage, mold growth, and very disastrous damage to your home. As raccoons weigh an average of eight to 20 pounds, they can also compress attic insulation simply by walking around. Another major concern is their urine and feces. A single raccoon can produce enough animal waste to cause serious health problems for the home’s inhabitants.
Long-Term Consequences of Raccoon Damage
One of the biggest long-term consequences of raccoon damage is the health risks these critters pose to humans. Raccoons can carry various diseases, such as rabies, distemper, and parasitic worms. Infected egg spores from raccoon droppings are light and can easily become airborne, affecting whoever breathes them in. Raccoons can also carry fleas and lice, which can then transfer to people or pets.
Raccoon Damage Cleanup and Recovery
Our raccoon damage remediation process begins with attic clean up where we remove and vacuum animal waste. We can also install plywood and create a storage area for your belongings that will keep them off the floor. Next, we rodent-proof by blocking entry points with metal mesh to prevent the raccoons from gaining future access to the attic. Sanitation spray is used to remove any lingering smells and we also remove and replace any damaged insulation.
How to Prevent Raccoon Damage in the Future
If you don’t take the proper precautions, your home can once again fall victim to hazardous raccoons. You can help prevent these creatures from targeting your home by keeping garbage secured in trashcans and by cutting back trees six to eight feet away from your home to prevent access to your roof.
Raccoons can cause serious damage to your roof, attic, and other components of your home. If you suspect or know that raccoons have taken residency in your home, it’s crucial to quickly have them removed and your attic cleaned and disinfected.