Insulation Removal Services

Remove & Replace Your Attic’s Insulation With Cleanup & Total Restoration

Newer homes that are properly maintained won’t need insulation removal and replacement services right away. However, if you live in an older home, the insulation in your roof and attic may be damaged, filled with harmful contaminants, or not work effectively. If you’re not sure if the insulation in your home or business is in good condition and need a professional opinion—call the Cleanup & Total Restoration team right away for an insulation removal inspection. 

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    When You Need to Replace Insulation in Idaho

    Fire damage

    ​​Following Significant Water or Fire Damage

    Vent with mold growth

    Mold Growth or Signs of Mold Growth

    Rodent infestation signs



    The Importance of Insulation Removal 

    Outdated attic or wall insulation can increase your energy bill due to poor energy efficiency and is a perfect environment for mold, mildew, rodents, and pest infestations—making insulation removal and replacement a worthwhile service. The air quality can also be impacted by these contaminants, causing health problems. Wet insulation can deteriorate the structural integrity of your home or business, leading to more potential damage and safety concerns. Removing insulation alone is never a good idea, so make sure you reach out to your local restoration company.  

    How Long Does Attic Insulation Last?

    Spray Foam

    Spray foam insulation can have a lifespan of up to 80 years due to its airtight nature and resistance to mold. It’s a highly durable material, so removal may be necessary only in cases of pest infestation or damage from construction activities.


    While fiberglass insulation can potentially last 80 to 100 years, it may start to deteriorate after 15 to 20 years. Fiberglass is susceptible to moisture and gravity and maintaining its fluffy consistency is crucial for effectiveness. Generally, this insulation doesn’t need to be removed unless damaged by water or pests. 

    Mineral Wool

    The life of mineral wool insulation ranges from 30 to 80 years, depending on its type. Mineral wool is susceptible to moisture which can ultimately lead to mold growth—once this happens the insulation will need to be removed and replaced. 


    Cellulose insulation typically lasts 20 to 30 years, with degradation setting in after approximately 15 years. This insulation material is vulnerable to moisture and mold, requiring removal and replacement over time. However, if it remains dry and undamaged, we can add insulation on top of existing layers for increased efficiency. 

    When You Need To Replace Insulation in Idaho

    ​​Following Significant Water or Fire Damage

    Insulation should be replaced after experiencing substantial water or fire damage to maintain the safety of the structure. Not only does fire and water damage damage the integrity of your insulation, but it can also pose health risks due to water and fire contaminants. 

    Mold Growth or Signs of Mold Growth

    Where there is moisture, there is potential for mold growth. Mold thrives in wet and dark environments, making insulation a perfect breeding ground. Once mold begins to grow and spread, it can lead to respiratory issues for those who breathe it in. 

    Rodent Infestation

    Rodent infestations can also compromise insulation integrity and seriously pose health risks. When rodents infiltrate and make nests in your insulation, it’s crucial to address the issue immediately to prevent contamination and restore insulation effectiveness. 

    Our Insulation Removal Process

    Identify the Water Source

    Insulation removal is most often caused by water damage, so it’s an important first step to identify and eliminate the water source that caused the damage.  

    Inspect the Damage

    After eliminating the water source, we will check the entire insulation area for damages and curate a game plan to address each concern. 

    Evaluate the Water Contamination

    When there is water damage in your attic insulation, we assess the water contamination level by categorizing it into three classes:

    Class One (Clean) – The water originates from a sanitary source such as a broken water supply line, overflowing tubs/sinks, and rainwater.

    Class Two (Gray) – The water has significant contamination from sources such as toilet bowls, dishwashers, broken aquariums, and washer machines. 

    Class Three (Black) – This is the most contaminated water that contains pathogens, toxins, or other harmful agents that come from sewers, waste lines, and flooding rivers, oceans, etc. 

    Remove Water and Dry Affected Areas

    Once we determine the water source and contamination level, we initiate the water removal process using powerful wet vacuums, and advanced drying equipment such as industrial fans and dehumidifiers. 

    Antimicrobial Application

    Depending on water contamination classification, we apply antimicrobial solutions to prevent mold and bacteria growth, ensuring a safe environment.

    Damage Mitigation

    Our technicians are specially trained to help you mitigate water damage that may have occurred due to wet insulation. We do everything we can to get you back to a comfortable home such as salvaging your belongings, moving furniture, and whatever else you may need.  


    How Much Does Attic Insulation Removal Cost?

    The cost of attic insulation removal in Southern Idaho depends on factors such as the type of insulation and the size of the project. For instance, batt insulation requires manual removal, while blown-in insulation can be vacuumed out. Typically, the cost of insulating an attic ranges from $1 to $7 per square foot, averaging around $1,500 per project including labor and materials. Smaller projects may cost as low as $500, whereas larger ones could easily exceed $4,000. An adequately insulated attic prevents the escape of warm and cool air, making your HVAC system work harder and increasing your energy expenses.  

    Choose CTR: Your Local Restoration Company

    When it comes to insulation removal and replacement services, you need a professional and experienced company that knows how to work with insulation that is anchored to drywall and supports studs. For over 25 years, Cleanup & Total Restoration has been repairing and restoring Southern Idaho homes and commercial properties to their original conditions. With trained and certified technicians available at all times, there’s no reason not to contact the most trusted name in Idaho restoration.  

    • 60-Minute Response Time
    • 100% Financing Available 
    • Free No-Obligation Estimate
    • Licensed and Experienced Technicians
    • 24-Hour Emergency Services
    • Insurance Claims Assistance

    Residents in Southern Idaho needing insulation removal should call our team immediately. With multiple locations in the area, we arrive within an hour and get to work. Our insulation contractors have the knowledge and tools needed to restore the efficiency of your home or office. For immediate assistance, call our 24/7 emergency hotline at (208) 268-6293