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what Specialized services are available to you

Insulation Removal - contaminated insulation and asbestos​
New insulation can only be installed over old insulation if there is no damage or contamination. Keeping homes healthy with a stress-free, quick, safe and clean insulation removal process. Regardless of whether your home has fiberglass blanket insulation, or a combination of batt insulation and blown-in insulation – We can handle it! There are a number of reasons we recommend old insulation removal. The most obvious reason for removal is contamination either by invasion of mold and mildew, water damage, or animals. If existing insulation has been improperly installed it restricts the efficiency of airflow and proper ventilation. This situation leads to an invasion of mold and mildew, which if untreated, will lead to bigger problems. Homes can also have damaged insulation, as a result of a leaking roof, animal contamination, or smoke damage.
Insulation may require removal in order to eliminate pre-existing materials that are dangerous and harmful, like vermiculite that contains asbestos.  As long as this kind of vermiculite-based insulation remains undisturbed behind intact walls or in attic spaces and does not become airborne, it should not be a concern. Not all vermiculite sold in Canada before 1990 contains asbestos fibres. Be safe and as a precaution – trust the pros! DO NOT remove insulation by yourself. It is not only difficult and messy, but if it is not handled properly the job could easily create a serious airborne health issue. Asbestos can cause health problems when inhaled into the lungs. Breathing in very small, airborne asbestos fibres has been associated with diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Ice Dam Reduction - keeping your roof at the right temperature

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.

What causes ice dams? Ice dams on roofs form when accumulated snow forms an insulating layer under cold conditions that would cause the freezing point to be within the snow layer, if it were not subject to melting. Instead, building heat coming through the roof’s surface melts the snow resting on it. This causes meltwater to flow down the roof, until it reaches a place on the roof’s surface that is below freezing—typically at the eaves where there is no building heat. When the meltwater reaches the frozen surface, ice accumulates, growing a barrier that impedes further passage of meltwater off the roof.

How do we fix it? With proper attic insulation of course! Assuring sufficient insulation in the roof to prevent freezing at the roof surface under a deep snow pack. We also provide ventilation under the roofing material that carries escaping building heat elsewhere and assures a cold roof surface. 

Questions? Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, and to schedule an estimate appointment.
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Contact us today to ask any questions about our products and services, and to schedule an estimate appointment.

Local business located in Brighton, proudly serving the Counties of Northumberland, Peterborough, and Hastings, Quinte West, the City of Belleville and Prince Edward County.

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613-922-2259
info@trilliumeastinsulation.ca

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