There may be a number of reasons why you need to remove fiberglass insulation from your home or property. It’s a very common building material which people work with each day, however it’s essential that it’s always handled safely and disposed of properly.
What Do You Need?
To remove insulation you’ll want to ensure you have everything you need before you begin the task. One of the key dangers is the irritant nature of fiberglass on the skin so always ensure you stay covered up. Getting organized and staying safe is key to successful removal.
- Safety Goggles
- Long Sleeved Top
- Ventilation Mask
- Disposable overalls
- Dustpan and Brush
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Rubbish Bags
Steps to Removing Insulation
- Turn off all electricity – this will prevent discovering unexpected wires in the walls.
- Put on overalls, safety goggles, gloves and ventilation mask – you must not begin without these
- Remove the insulation working from top to bottom – this is simple to do but be aware that the batts of insulation can be awkward to handle and you’ll want to purchase large, double thickness rubbish bags.
- Clean Up Loose Fibreglass – this is a very durable material so take your time to ensure you’ve swept all of it up.
- Dispose of the insulation responsibily – you can’t simply put this out with your rubbish collection, contact the council to find out how these should be disposed of.
- Wash your Skin – even if you feel fine, it’s always worth washing thoroughly after to ensure you don’t suffer from itchy skin.