Why Insulation Removal Is Vital Before Getting New Home Insulation

Valley Insulation wants you to be as comfortable as possible in your home. Sometimes that means our staff must take care of insulation removal ahead of installing brand-new home insulation. In today’s blog, we explain why insulation removal is vital before getting new home insulation.

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Insulation can receive damage from fire, smoke, and water. Water damage is the most common damage we see at Valley Insulation. Insulation removal is vital because you need access to plug the leak in your roof from the inside of your structure. Then you need home insulation installation to prevent ice melt in the winter. Fire and smoke damage in insulation can cause odors to permeate your home.


Home insulation makes great nesting material for pests, such as squirrels, bats, raccoons, rodents, and insects. If you find an infestation in your attic or crawl space, you need insulation removal to eliminate all possible infestations. If we don’t remove the old insulation, the pests may then get into your new insulation. We’ll examine how the pests got into your home and suggest a way to seal the holes. 

Full Access

Insulation removal allows our staff to get full access to the attic, walls, or crawl space as we install new home insulation. We do this to maximize the effectiveness of the new product. When you mix old and new insulation, there’s no guarantee that it will work as expected. Adding new to old insulation could also invalidate any manufacturer’s warranties on the product. 

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Insulation Removal by Valley Insulation

Valley Insulation installs high-quality Nu-Wool cellulose insulation in your home. If you need insulation removal ahead of the installation, we can take care of that too! Contact Valley Insulation or call (513) 353-4100 to get a free quote for home insulation and insulation removal. We’ll inspect your place and recommend the best way forward.

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