4 Warning Signs That Your Insulation Needs to be Replaced?

have enough insulation in the summer. In the winter, keeping your space warm is the same as heating it over time. Thus, when your bills suddenly rise, it may be time to check and replace your insulation.

Animal infestation
Crawl spaces and attics are a favorite hiding place for mice, rats, squirrels, and even bats. You need to remove these little pests if they have taken up residence in your home and replace any insulation they have damaged. If you want your home to remain healthy, you should remove any insulation that may harbor leftover feces, hair, allergens, or even babies.

Allergy troubles
Your insulation may be beginning to wear out if allergies are getting worse when you’re at home. As we discussed in a recent post, high-quality insulation has many health benefits, while low-quality or failing insulation has some warning signs and hazards. Bronchitis, rheumatic fever, or infectious skin diseases are other health issues that poor insulation can cause or exacerbate.

Water leaks and moldy insulation
Failing insulation can also cause water leaks. Leaks are most commonly found around windows, doors, and attics. If your You may find that you are always adjusting your thermostat throughout the day, which could indicate that you should replace your crawl space or attic insulation. Insulation may have shifted or settled in some cases, and adding some additional insulation or simply resetting the existing insulation can solve the problem. Insulation replacement is usually necessary in some cases.

Increased energy bills
In the long run, an increase in your monthly energy bills may be the result of failing insulation. The air conditioner will have to work double-time in order to keep cool in a house that doesn’t insulation starts to leak, you’re likely to find mold and mildew growing in the damp spots. To prevent the spread of mold, you must replace and isolate moldy insulation as soon as possible. Ineffective moldy insulation is a major problem. Insulation cannot keep your living space warm and dry if it is not warm and dry itself. In addition, mold can cause respiratory illnesses and lead to lung infections.

Give our San Antonio insulation replacement contractors a call if you think it may be time to get your insulation checked out or replaced. Our team will be glad to assist you. We’re committed to your comfort and satisfaction!

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