NorthStar Fireproofing and Insulation
Faulty insulation is just as damaging to your home as not having areas insulated. When insulation is improperly installed or infected with mold, insects, or rodents, your home isn’t receiving the necessary protection against air leakage. If necessary, it’s highly recommended that a professional is contacted to ensure that your insulation is being properly removed. Improper removal can be hazardous the health of you and your loved ones. Here’s a few ways you can tell if it’s time to remove insulation. Smoke Damage – Exposure to fire or smoke can render insulation ineffective. Smoke particles and residue are usually absorbed into the insulation material and can pollute a home or business with toxic air.
Asbestos Removal – Asbestos is a serious threat, and it could reside in any occupied structure built before 1960. When any asbestos is found in a structure, the immediate risk of illness and exposure to dangerous carcinogenic material is considered a public hazard. Vermiculite based insulation was used in older structures, and if not professionally removed, then the infected insulation could have dire health effects.
Mold Infestation – Insulation that has been infected with mold is toxic. The mold must be removed and the infected areas treated with an anti-microbial wash. The area typically must be tested to ensure that all the toxic material was eliminated. Water Damage – An unnoticed leak or unsealed area can lead to water being left to stagnate and create mold spores in attics and walls near showers and sinks. Plumbing damage hidden behind a wall can also expose insulation to water damage. Noticing the signs of insulation damage is the first step towards fixing any damage. Contact NorthStar Fireproofing and Insulation and we’ll connect you with a certified, trained professional to assess the damage and help you gain the peace of mind that comes with the return of a home protected from mold, air leakage and unwanted noise.
The service was excellent. The real test came over the winter—the upper floor and attic stopped losing heat for the first time in years just NorthStar Fireproofing and Insulation promised. It was professionally done and we have no complaints about the service or quality.
I wanted to give a special thanks to Fernando and the guys for clean, fast work. Communication was always good and they explained what they were up to at every point in the job. Our attached porch holds temperature as well as the rest of the house now. Would easily give this team a call again and happy to recommend to others.
We reached out to NorthStar Fireproofing and Insulation last spring after two years in our new home. We knew there was something wrong with the insulation as summers were too hot and winters too cold. The second floor had annoying drafts we could never seem to plug. The team did a top to bottom check on the home and I appreciated that they didn't try to push extra work on us but just provided a straightforward quote on what was needed. The workmen were punctual, clean, and polite. The budget came in just a smidge off the initial quote and we've already started making it back with reduced heating bills!
No more frozen pipes, no more unbearable nights in summer, no more wasted money on heat in winter. We're more than pleased with the work NorthStar Fireproofing and Insulation has done and are now telling our neighbours and family to do the same. The work you did on the garage was especially excellent. You've basically turned an out building into something liveable—we're hoping to have a rough and ready bedroom above it soon!