Brisbane Insulation Removals are experts in removing loose/cellulose insulation from your ceiling cavity. With our heavily designed vacuum which has been made especially for removing the dusty and harmful cellulose insulation from your ceiling with out disturbing your everyday living.
Did you know…..
Cellulose insulation used to be the most popular ceiling insulation. It is made up of 75-85% chopped up old newspapers and chemicals then turned into a fluffy material. Newspapers naturally come with an array of potential problems: they are very combustible; they can harbor verim and be eaten by insects, fungi, or bacteria. Due to such reasons, cellulose insulation must be treated with chemicals. Approximately 21% of the final product consists of additives such as borax, boric acid, aluminum sulfate, lime,ammonium phosphate, mono- and diammonium phosphate, aluminum hydrate and zinc chloride. If the dosage added is incorrect, these chemicals added may not be making the insulation as flame prof as it states. It has even been known to corroid metal In ceiling roof spaces, roof trusses are held together with metal plates and corrosion of these plates could eventually lead to a cotistofic accident. Cellulose insulation standards often take these problems into consideration, but many older products were made not to the same standard of today an could contain
flammable or corrosive material.
From a health standpoint, the many chemical additives can cause reactions in some sensitive house owners. Symptoms reported after the installation of cellulose insulation include hair loss,digestive and respiratory disorders and sometimes rashes. Individuals with an intolerance to newspapers can easily be bothered by this insulation. Cellulose can create a lot of dust over time filter through very small openings eg: down lights – house owners can experience red and sloughing skin, lung irritation, coughing, bronchitis, and pneumonitis.
An experimental study proved that rats inhaled cellulose insulation resulted in pulmonary damage. Other disadvantage to loose-fill insulation is that, over time, the insulation loses its R-value because its setting and moisture absorption. If the insulation comes in contact with a lot of moisture over an extended period of time, it can succumb to mold and rot. It also can increase in weight and once
contaminated with water and sag ceilings.