Slow, minor leaks, severe weather, excessive or extreme temperatures, and intense humidity will cause moisture to build up. Sealing up air leaks will ensure that the new insulation will not become damp, leading to mold and mildew. Additionally, moisture can cause cellulose to lose its pest and fire-resistant qualities.
Rodents, birds, and insects that find their way into your attic, crawlspace, or walls may find your insulation to be quite cozy and thus decide to move in. When removing the old insulation, any pest feces and urine will be removed, and your attic will be sanitized completely before any new insulation get installed.
Air leakage can lead to the transfer of heat and moisture, which can cause numerous issues, even with the highest insulation level. Reducing air flow is essential to improve the overall energy performance of your home. Koala technicians will seal around your access hatch, recessed lights, duct work and any other spaces that may allow air flow, creating a tight air barrier.