Cavity Wall Insulation Removal
If you are having problems with your cavity wall insulation, then you may want to look into having it removed. Your insulation may have been wrongly installed in your property due to a government initiative and now are you paying the price. There are many reasons to consider cavity wall insulation removal and you could save money down the line if you have it done before the damage occurs.
Cavity wall insulation removal is imperative if the foam used is urea-formaldehyde. While it has been removed from most homes, it may still exist in a few homes in the United Kingdom. As the foam degrades, it releases toxic gases and can cause respiratory problems to the residents, as well as damp in the property itself. Therefore, if you know that your home was insulated with urea-formaldehyde, contact a cavity removal service immediately.
If you have fallen victim to a rogue installer, they may have pushed cavity wall insulation on you without surveying the property properly just to claim your money or a government grant. It may turn out that your property was actually not appropriate for installing cavity wall insulation. If this is the case, did you know that you may be entitled to claim compensation? If you have suffered from poorly installed cavity wall insulation problems, MyCavityClaim.com may be able to help.
If your property has timber or steel frames, or it has porous bricks that allow water to seep through and make the interior damp, then your property was not suitable for cavity wall insulation. This insulation can cause damp and rot, so it is best to have it removed and consider an external insulation in its place.
Flood and fire damage can also pose a risk to your insulation – if your area has recently suffered flooding, then the insulation will need to be removed before it damages the interior of the property through damp.
Fire damage will also cause your insulation to need to be removed or replaced, as it will be damaged and let in more water in the rain. Gaps caused by poorly installed insulation can also cause damp, and so it is recommended that the insulation be removed.
The cavity wall insulation removal process is performed by drilling back through the original holes used for installation and a high pressure vacuum machine is used to suck the insulation out of the cavity. This insulation is then bagged and removed from the property to be disposed of safely.
Some cases may also require some of the brickwork to be replaced, or have the rendering touched up. This will incur an extra fee but will be worth it for the peace of mind that will result from having a safer, weather resistant home.