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The Process Behind Removing Old Insulation

December 12, 2022

Removing old insulation is a challenging task. It requires specialized equipment, skills and a great deal of time. Many homeowners would try to remove old insulation with available means at hand. However, this is not always a safe and effective way to do so, especially if the house has signs of water damage, mould or rodent infestation, or if asbestos was detected in the old house insulation. Thankfully, insulation removal vacuums were designed to tackle the challenging task of old insulation removal. In this blog, we will review the process behind old insulation removal and reveal why insulation removal vacuums are the best means to tackle this task. 


What are the steps for removing old insulation?


Inspect old insulation

This step is important, as it allows you to find out whether asbestos is present in the old insulation. Asbestos used to be one of the most popular insulation materials starting from the 1950s. However, contractors at that time knew little about the toxicity of this material. Asbestos is quite dangerous to inhale, so keep this aspect in mind and use proper equipment while working on removing old insulation.


Get a quality insulation removal vacuum

Removing old insulation requires a lot of effort, so you need to make sure your insulation removal vacuum has the power and capacity to work a large volume of insulation. A heavy-duty vacuum from Heat Seal is a powerful machine that can remove all types of blown insulation. Featuring a 14HP Honda Gas with Electric Start, this portable and easy-to-handle insulation removal vac will clean old insulation within a couple of hours. 


Use quality insulation removal bags from Heat Seal

Using insulation removal vacuum bags is important as this is where old insulation along with dust and other particles gets trapped. Therefore, you need to make sure the bags you use are high-quality and won’t rip. Insulation removal vacuum bags from Heat Seal are a great pairing for our vacuums. They are portable and can be stacked on top of each other. They are environmentally friendly, as they minimize any exposure of toxic material to the environment and people in close vicinity to the worksite. They are also made of strong and durable materials, which add to safety when it comes to working with toxic materials. 


Old insulation removal is a challenging task. The outcome and the quality of your work depend on the equipment you use as well as the level of skills you have. Providing quality insulation removal service does take time, but with the right set of equipment, desired results are much easier to achieve. 


Heat Seal is a trusted designer and manufacturer of air-handling equipment. Since 1975, we have been providing our clients with unmatched quality products and services. Contact us today to inquire about insulation removal vacuums and accessories as well as other air-handling equipment.