Nashville – Crawlspace Restoration Services ~ 615-499-5692
Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee crawlspace restoration services for wildlife and animal damage by Animal Pros wildlife specialists. When animals get under your home in your crawlspace, damage from feces, urine, body oils, and nesting will occur. Our professional crawlspace restoration experts have developed a safe, effective procedure for removing soiled, damaged, and contaminated materials from crawlspaces. Using proper protection equipment and safe successful methods, we are able to remove all contaminated insulation, moisture or vapor barrier, fecal accumulations, and damaged duct lines. This ensures that no dust, debris, or animal feces from under the home, makes its way into your home. Common wildlife crawlspace problems include:
- Animal droppings covering my under my home.
- Dead animal in my insulation.
- Animal in my duct lines.
- Skunk under my home.
- Removed the animals, now need to have the crawlspace restored.
- Raccoons under my home are causing damage.
- Squirrels made a nest using insulation in my crawlspace.
- Opossums are under my home, now we have fleas.
Animals can cause costly amounts of damage under a home in a quick amount of time. Signs of wildlife in a crawlspace can be indicated by sounds heard in the interior, damage on the outside of foundation of the home, and from clearly evident disruption in the crawlspace of floor insulation, duct lines, and vapor barrier. Large amounts of feces or animal droppings can create a serious health risk under your home, and proper steps should be taken to contact one of our professionals at Animal Pros today.
Nashville – Animal Damage – Crawlspace Insulation Services
When animals move into a crawlspace, they can cause a lot of damage. Wildlife will tear, chew holes, and make a suitable nesting location in insulation, walls, sub floor, and duct lines,and they can tear down parts of the structure in order to make their nests, and leave a mess of feces and urine.
In addition to removing the wildlife responsible for the damage, Animal Pros can help restore the structure of your crawlspace to its original condition. Other wildlife removal companies may leave you with the aftermath, but we’ll take care of the animal infestation problem from start to finish. One of the most common problems with animals in the crawlspace, is damage to the floor insulation, vapor barrier, and duct lines. Some animals that enter crawlspaces are very large, and will damage insulation and duct lines. Tearing of the insulation or duct lines from a raccoon, opossum, or skunk is expected as they move throughout the crawlspace. Fecal contamination or areas that they utilize for their bathroom can quickly damage accumulate, creating a hazardous environment. Droppings accumulate daily, and damage can be quickly escalated the longer the animals are under your home. Contaminated insulation, duct lines, and vapor barrier will need to be properly removed completely. Call our Animal Pros restoration team to help with all your fecal removal and removal contaminated materials under you home.
Nashville – Crawlspace Disinfecting and Sanitizing Services
Animal droppings or feces in a crawlspace can create a serious health hazard. As the animals continually move over droppings, airborne particulates can be circulated throughout the crawlspace. If there is duct damage, and feces present, this could be a disaster. Proper precautions should be taken for remediation animal feces in a crawlspace. Contaminated areas should be avoided. Areas under your home with heavy fecal accumulations need to be kept undisturbed and professional help should be contacted. Fecal accumulations in crawlspace areas can often harbor pathogens, parasites, and bacteria. Droppings do not organically break down as they might naturally outside exposed to the elements. In a crawlspace area with limited ventilation, bacteria and zoonotic disease can be present in animal feces. Exposure from disturbance of particulates of contaminated material in your crawlspace can occur, and you should contact Animal Pros specialists for immediate help.
Animal Pros specialists starts the restoration process by using full personal protection equipment and fully disinfecting everything in the crawlspace before anything is touched. This includes disinfecting joists, moisture barrier, insulation, duct line, contaminates, wires, and anything else that may be under your home. Next, removing contaminates as some droppings will be large and need to be removed manually. Once all contaminates are removed, the moisture or vapor barrier will be removed along with soiled and pulled down insulation, and any fecal present under the moisture barrier. Once all contaminates are out, careful inspection of duct lines and electric wires can be visually inspected. Disinfecting and sanitizing once everything is out of the crawlspace, ensures contact to the soil, joists, and duct lines allowing new installation of insulation and vapor barrier to be replaced.
HVAC Duct Damage Services in Crawlspace Nashville
Animals in a crawlspace, will often associate the cool touch of the duct lines, to water. Using their hands just like we do, they can easily tear duct lines wide open creating costly problems. If the animal or animals start using the duct line as shelter, or if there is any feces or urine in the line, that leads to contamination and can result in needing to replace the entire duct system. EPA regulations suggest if any animal has entered soft insulated duct work, that there is no amount of duct cleaning that can work. The only thing that will be effective is removing and replacing the duct line. Contaminates from feces, urine, blood, and body oils do not break down in a hvac line especially a open line that contains moisture, as most crawlspaces do. Disturbance of the feces or droppings from the animal can spread airborne particulates throughout the entire duct system, resulting in costly damage. Quick action should be taken if you suspect animals are in your duct lines. Call our Animal Pros restoration specialists today.
Crawlspace Electric Wire Damage Services Nashville
Electrical Wire damage caused by animals will usually occur when electric wires are in close proximity to where animals are located under your home. As animals move throughout your crawlspace, electrical wires can often get chewed, pulled, or shredded from wildlife. The most obvious sign if you have animals or electric wire damage, is if you have cable, plugs, or appliances, that have stopped working. Prompt action is required if you feel animals have damaged your electric lines. Contact a Animal Pros specialist today for a inspection of your crawlspace.
Nashville – Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Services – Animal Damage
Animals under your home or in your crawlspace can easily lead to vapor barrier damage. The moisture barrier protects your floor from moisture, but unfortunately gives animals a cool, dark place to hide under. Wildlife under your home will shred insulation, and bring pieces of torn insulation under the vapor barrier to create a comfortable nesting location. In a crawlspace some animals will have multiple nesting locations, as we have seen as many as five under a vapor barrier.
Animal damage from feces and urine on the vapor barrier will also contaminate the moisture barrier causing the need to replace it. Droppings and urine will not only be on top of the vapor barrier but will also be underneath the vapor barrier. In some cases, animals will completely bunch up a section of vapor barrier creating a nesting area. If fecal droppings are heavily accumulated under your home, vapor barrier will hold the smell for a long period of time, forcing the removal and replacement to effectively re mediate the smell. Call our specialists at Animal Pros for all your crawlspace restoration needs.