When our client began hearing persistent noises echoing through their attic every night, they reached out to our team in search of answers. Our dedicated experts swiftly conducted a meticulous inspection of the premises, and what we uncovered was truly unsettling: the attic had become a haven for unwelcome rodents. This discovery shed light on the source of the nightly disturbances, and our team was determined to provide a solution that would bring peace and comfort back to the home.
Our diligent inspectors recommended a critical first step: trimming back all trees surrounding the home, ensuring a generous 5-foot buffer from the roof to thwart rodent access.
Next, we focused on sealing every possible entry point to fortify the home against rat intrusions. Our commitment to a comprehensive solution led us to the removal of the old attic insulation, which was not only tainted with rodent feces and nesting materials but also carried the remnants of ashes from the recent Northern California wildfires.
Following the meticulous removal of all debris, we took the next crucial step by performing an air seal, effectively sealing up cracks and crevices to create an impervious barrier against rodents entering the attic. To elevate the insulation quality and bring it up to the current building code standard of R-38, we installed state-of-the-art blown-in TAP insulation. This not only ensures a comfortable living environment but also contributes to long-term cost savings and sustainability.
More About TAP
TAP insulation, short for Thermal Acoustic Pesticide insulation, is a multifunctional solution that brings numerous benefits to your home. Not only does it assist in maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and reducing unwanted noise, but it also serves as an effective pesticide, capable of eliminating termites, ants, and various other insects. Furthermore, it acts as a deterrent, discouraging rodents from choosing your attic as their nesting place. Another noteworthy feature is the natural flame-retardant property of the borates present in the insulation, enhancing safety within your home.
We take great pride in aiding this homeowner in the process of preparing their residence for listing and eventual sale. Our foremost commitment is to ensure that their property is not just sellable but presented in an impeccable condition, offering potential buyers peace of mind and confidence in their investment.
In our comprehensive strategy, we’re not only addressing the immediate rodent infestation and insulation issues but also taking a proactive step by installing a vapor barrier in the crawlspace. Our discerning inspection revealed that the crawlspace had been battling moisture concerns, a situation that, if left unattended, could create an environment conducive to termite infestations and fungal growth. By tackling this moisture issue head-on, we’re not only enhancing the home’s marketability but also safeguarding its long-term structural integrity, a feature that’s sure to attract discerning buyers. We believe that providing this comprehensive solution is not just about selling a house; it’s about facilitating a seamless transition and ensuring the new homeowners have a worry-free, comfortable, and structurally sound living space.
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