Professional Attic and Crawlspace Restoration

Attic and Crawlspace Restoration

When you remove a wild animal from your home, the final step towards normalcy is restoring any damage that may have been caused by the disturbance. What “damage” means varies heavily based on the species and the scale of the problem, but attic and crawl space disruptions are especially common. 

We see a variety of problems within these spaces, and our experts are equipped to tackle all of them. Most commonly, animals like squirrels, raccoons, mice/rats, and pigeons contaminate and damage attic insulation with either physical damage or urine/feces exposure. Rats pose an additional problem as they will often chew through electrical wiring that they come across in attics or crawl spaces, and they’ve been known to chew holes in wooden materials as well. 

At Complete Wildlife Removal, our team has decades of experience in handling these particular issues. Rest assured that regardless of what you’re facing in your own attic or crawlspace, if the source of the problem was a wildlife nuisance, we can help. Given the variety of creatures that call the Salt Lake City/Park City area home, we’ve seen it all and we have tried-and-true methods with a proven success rate on hundreds of other projects.

We’ll begin by making any physical repairs and replacements, like mending holes and bringing in new materials. Common replacements include replacing attic insulation, electrical wiring, urine-soaked drywall, damaged wood, metal, or plastic, ducting, and more. Then, we’ll make sure to sanitize and deodorize the space to remove any threat or damage originating from the urine or feces. 

This step serves a dual purpose—it’s obviously important in restoring the function of your space, but it also helps prevent the animals from returning long-term. Often, animals that can sense their lingering smell in a space will try to return.

Whenever a restoration involves removing urine or droppings from an attic or crawl space, it’s important to remember that there is a health and safety risk involved. It’s best to bring in professionals right away for your own safety. 

Lastly, when you’re working on an attic or crawlspace restoration, keep in mind that your solutions need to hold up to the potential threat of attempted reentry by the same wildlife creatures over time. While this threat is reduced if the smell is completely eliminated, animals still have an instinct that guides them back to places they’ve called home in the past. 

This is another reason to trust your repairs to the professionals, who will be well versed in the procedures to ensure lasting repairs. It’s also an important reminder to continue to monitor your space for any signs of a recurrent problem over time. When an animal has taken up residence in your attic or crawl space before, it’s always possible that wildlife will find or create a tiny opportunity for reentry down the line.

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