How To Clean Out Rat Poop in the Attic

Feces in the attic is trouble. It is not easy to remove, and it can soak into the insulation. With the potential risk of feces, you will want to clean it as soon as you can. The problem is, how do you do that? Cleaning feces is not too difficult, but it may end up being expensive and time consuming if there is a lot of it. The most important thing to keep in mind when cleaning is that the feces itself is dangerous. It can lead to serious health risks if you are not careful. With careful planning, you can cleanly remove the feces. If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself, or if the job is too big, you can have a professional come in and do it for you.

If the feces problem is not too big, you can use a vacuum to clean it out. Using the hose of the vacuum, begin sucking up all the feces from attic. Generally, people like to spray it with water first to keep particles out of the air and to soften up the feces. This will make it safer and easier to vacuum. When doing this, remember to wear safety gear. A mask, gloves, and a suit, and other protective gear, are imperative. You do not want to expose yourself to the feces at any point. It can cause serious harm to your health if you do.

Insulation Removal
Depending on the severity of the infestation, a removal of the insulation may be necessary. If the feces and urine have soaked too far into the insulation, and it is damaged, you may need to roll it up and dispose of it. You will have to replace it with a different one. Doing this is expensive and time consuming, not to mention somewhat difficult and dangerous for those who do not know what they are doing. If you want to go through with this step, you should contact a professional first.

Professional insulation removal and installation is a smart choice here. If the insulation is too bad to save, this will give you a clean removal without any risks to your health, and it will put in a new one easily. Cleaning rodent feces out of the attic is not too difficult, depending on how bad it is. If you can use a vacuum to get it all, it should be a fast process. Stay safe when doing it and it should work out fine.

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