Anyone who has ever walked outside and seen their garbage bins overturned knows what damage raccoons can cause when they’re trying to get a meal. Raccoons are scavengers, and human trash is a gourmet buffet to them. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to keep raccoons out of your garbage.
Most people think that raccoons only live in the country, but they can be also found in the cities all across the country. Cities are great spots for raccoons because they offer plenty of sheltered places for raccoons to hole up and nest.
In the country, you’ll find raccoons in trees and other secluded areas, but in cities, they tend to seek shelter in places like sheds, attics and barns. Once they find a spot that they like, they’ll tend to stay there for the long-term. Raccoons prefer to find cozy places to have babies. Read More
Squirrels might look cute and friendly, but they can do major damage to your home. If you want to avoid sky-high repair bills and dangerous structural damage, you should learn to recognize the signs of squirrels and call in the squirrel removal Toronto expert if you have to.
Squirrels don’t come and knock on the front door when they want to get inside. Instead, they chew their way in or find a vulnerable area of your home to exploit. Generally, they come in through insulation or a pre-existing hole in the attic. Once they’re up there, squirrels will cause tons of structural damage and compromise the integrity of your home. Worst of all, they are very difficult to remove. Read More
Attic cleaning and insulation removal Toronto doesn’t cross many people’s mind unless as an afterthought or when there is an obvious problem in the attic. Add the fact that most attics are dusty, hot, cramped and stuffy and most people don’t want to clean the space until it is absolutely necessary.
Neglecting the attic leads to accumulation of dust, dust mites, mould and even pests. The longer you let the attic go unattended the higher the risk of triggering allergies and spreading diseases from numerous contaminants that could potentially inhabit a neglected attic.
So how many times should you clean your attic? The right answer is at least twice a year, preferably as often as is reasonable. Read More
The attic is typically forgotten and neglected until it is time to clean. So how often should you clean your attic? Clean as often as reasonably possible but at least twice a year and remove attic insulation when it was compromised.
The neglected space continues to gather dust, mould and dander which are spread into the living area via recessed lights, doors, ceiling hatches and heating and cooling systems. Attic maintenance is important and could be a health hazard if neglected for too long.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the task, there are a few tips from professional attic cleaners in Toronto to hopefully make the job easier and more organized. Read More
Resistance Value or R-value for short is a term that is always thrown in where insulation is mentioned. R-value refers to how well that material slows down heat transfer per inch of thickness. Generally speaking, higher R-value is better. The Ontario Building Code recommends R-value of between 50 and 60 for attic insulation. Read More
Many homeowners find that there is a lot left to be done once they have successfully evicted rodents or wildlife from the attic. The major bone of contention for many people in this situation is what to do about the extensive damage to the insulation.
Unfortunately, there are no easy fixes for insulation that has been contaminated or destroyed by a pest invasion. Depending on the specific situation, the remediation can be cheap and quick or extensive and expensive.
The way forward should be left to a professional to decide since you’ll need a lot more than repairing attic insulation. You need attic restoration once the pests have been evicted. Read More
You hear animal noises in the attic such as thumping, scratching or skittering and are the last thing you want to do is poke your head in to see what’s happening. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to identify animals living in your attic through other means besides doing a physical inspection of your attic.
Look out for the following signs to identify the offending animal; Read More
It is not obvious for most people when it is necessary to replace attic insulation. Replacing the insulation is difficult to work and costs money so many homeowners prefer to put it off until it is absolutely necessary. Attics and crawlspaces are rarely visited or seen making it easy to forget about insulation altogether.
You can lose up to 25-percent of your home’s heat through the attic. The repercussions here are obvious so the attic insulation is definitely an element of the home you need to pay attention to.
There are a few signs that might indicate it is time to replace your insulation. Read More
You should inspect your attic insulation at least twice a year. Early spring is a good time since most animals breaking into the attic happens during this time. Just before winter is ideal since you can repair or replace the insulation before the cold weather arrives.
You are mainly checking whether the insulation is in good condition. Some tips from professional installers include; Read More