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Why Choose Foam Engineers for Animal Damage Restoration
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“Paul Peterson and his son, and wife and the whole crew were extremely professional and skilled. Price was competitive, and the service went above and beyond, taking care of issues he noticed that we hadn’t even talked about.
I recommend them whole-heartedly.“
As a family-owned and operated business, we provide a level of service and dedication that national companies cannot provide. We have been in business in the St. Louis area for over 40 years, so we are intimately familiar with the St. Louis climate, ecosystem, and homes. We have a deep connection to St. Louis, so we will always have your best interests at heart. We treat our clients the way we would want to be treated, and that is with honesty, respect, and integrity.
The interconnected nature of your home means you need that personal touch to fix your home problems. You need an expert, not just an installer. We are familiar with every part of insulation, air sealing, ventilation, and energy assessments. We use every tool available to ensure that you have reliable and affordable solutions to your problems. We will find a customizable solution for your home within your budget.
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We want to provide you with the best service because that is what we would want from a fellow member of the St. Louis community. Unlike our national competitors, we do not just “blow and go” — installing the most profit-generating insulation in your home without considering whether it is effective for your home. We spend time working with you to find a solution that works for everyone, not just us.
As a Second Mile Service company, our commitment is rock solid. Your home’s long-term health and longevity are paramount to our success, and we want you to be happy with our service. For that reason, we will never upsell products or provide expensive installations. We take pride in our work, and we want to ensure that you can talk about us with pride.
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How Do I Know I Need Animal Damage Restoration?
The next question you may have is, how would you know that you need animal damage restoration? Well, let us talk about some of the signs of animal damage. The first and most obvious sign is if you hear skittering in your attic or on the roof. That is the sound of an animal running across the flooring. Other signs include squeaking, growls, and purrs throughout the day and at night. Different animals make different sounds, so as long as you hear the noise, you should begin to address the problem.
You may also notice tears in ducts or disturbed insulation. Perhaps you will see nests on the roof, in the chimney, or in the attic. These last couple of signs are harder to notice, so you must be more aware of them. If you notice any of the aforementioned signs, then there is a high likelihood that you have rodents or other animals in your attic.
These cute critters wreak havoc in your space. It’s unlikely that squirrels and raccoons will nest in attics during the extreme summer heat. However, during autumn, winter, and spring, they like the warmth and protection of the attic space. Unfortunately, they pretty much take control of the space, compressing and displacing insulation, compromising the R-Values. In addition, these critters create latrine areas that further damage and contaminate the space.
Biological Hazards Under Your Roof?
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There are a lot of biological hazards that are very dangerous for you and your family. Let’s first consider raccoons. Raccoon feces are of particular concern because raccoon feces contain certain organisms that can cause serious health issues for humans, such as blindness and death. Specific organisms that are commonly found in raccoon feces include rabies and leptospirosis. Slightly less commonly found are salmonella, fungus, and E. coli.
However, we can’t just blame raccoon feces for these diseases. When these animals enter our homes, they can carry fleas, ticks, and other parasites on their fur that they can spread when they rummage through the insulation of your attic and rub up against walls and things. These animals are very cute from afar, but it’s also a reality that they are dangerous biological hazards living and sharing space under your roof.
Why Can’t I Do This Myself?
Once you figure out that you have animals in your attic, your next step is to get rid of them! For many of us, our first thought is that we can get rid of the animals ourselves. However, we strongly recommend against that. For one, animals are dangerous to deal with. They may be rabid or have other communicable diseases. They also may become defensive or aggressive, which can be harmful to you, especially if they feel trapped or threatened. The easiest solution may seem like simply leaving the windows and doors open to let the animals escape, but then you risk other animals entering the house.
You should also be mindful of insulation that has been ripped up that needs to be handled carefully. Furthermore, the animals have likely damaged the roof, which means that you need great construction skills and the ability to get it back into working shape. It is also very important to know what a working shape even looks like in an attic.
Additionally, it will be harder for you to figure out where these animals are coming from. They tend to find areas of rotting wood or holes in the insulation to sneak in through. If you decide to tackle getting rid of the animals themselves, make sure you do a thorough search of where these animals could have come in from. That rotted wood or hole will need to be sealed.
Trust the Animal Damage Restoration Pros
Our 40+ years of experience allow us to work within all systems of your house to make sure you are given the best and most customized solutions to your animal damage issues. We are very familiar with removing insulation safely without being exposed to chemicals or animal waste accidentally. This experience also allows us to ensure that we do not expose you or your family either, whether by tracking the chemicals or animal waste with us, or leaving it behind. We are very thorough in our process.
Furthermore, we know how to operate in a hot attic and how to repair common issues caused by animals. We won’t just stuff your house with insulation and leave. We will make sure that the main source of the problem is solved, and we hope that you do not get a recurrence of the animal problem.
Thorough Planning & Communication
Our experience is not just something we keep to ourselves, though. Through thorough planning and communication, we ensure that you are aware of the process every step of the way. If you have a question, we will take the time to explain it to you. We want to make sure that you are informed throughout the process. We don’t want you to feel like you have invited strangers into your house who you don’t trust. We want you to trust us to help you solve your problems!
We have seen it all. We know how to remove all types of insulation, from blown-in to batt and beyond. We can remove and install insulation thoroughly. We will also make sure that our work is clean and contained. We want to keep the insulation from getting all over your living space during the process. We do not expect you to evacuate your house while we work. We will work with you!
Animal Damage Restoration Restores Your Insulation’s Functional Capabilities
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“We had Peterson Energy Consultants upgrade the insulation in our attic and main floor walls. They did a wonderful job, were very professional, and reasonably priced. Paul knows his stuff when it comes to insulation. I highly recommend them.”
Another reason to prioritize fixing your insulation after discovering animal damage is to maintain your insulation’s functional abilities. In St. Louis, where the climate is relatively cold, warm (lighter) air rises from the home and leaves the home through the attic. From here, outside air enters the house to equalize. This outside air messes with your home’s ecosystem through this air leakage. We want to prevent this air from leaking out again, so we will do our best to fix the insulation.
By fixing the insulation, we can keep the house comfortable, keeping the temperature at the regulated temperature you have set your thermostat to. Furthermore, you will be able to lower energy bills, as the ventilation system won’t have to work as hard to keep the temperature stable. Energy Star estimates that you can save up to 15% of your energy costs by fixing the insulation in your home. Keeping your house comfortable and decreasing your energy bill are paramount to your family’s well-being!
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Animal Damage Restoration Stops Water Damage
While animals may enter your attic through rotted wood or holes in the insulation, animals can also create more holes in the roof, or they can ruin ductwork. They can also damage important parts of the roof ventilation system, like the soffits. All of these factors contribute to water infiltration in your home, which is very dangerous and expensive. Water damage is one of the most expensive things to fix in a home, so it is important that you prevent water damage at all costs.
Even something as simple as fixing small damages to your insulation can prevent significantly larger projects from dealing with water damage, which includes issues with the foundation and more rotted wood. Water damage can also lead to mold or rust, dangerous electrical issues, and more. We want to work with you to prevent this from happening to you and your family!
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At Foam Engineers, we want you to feel safe and comfortable in your home, so we bring over 40 years of experience and excellent customer service to every project. We provide customizable and affordable solutions that prevent long-term damage.
Restoring insulation due to animal damage can feel overwhelming, but rest assured that we will work with you to fix any issues!