The Dangers and Risks of DIY Insulation Work
To install new insulation, you’ll want to do something about the old insulation. But few people know that removing old insulation can make you sick. In some cases, older insulation materials like vermiculite contain asbestos, which can cause cancer. In other cases, old insulation can be contaminated with animal waste and bacteria. Removing insulation should always be left to professionals who wear proper protection and follow safety guidelines.
But installing new insulation is also a tricky process. You might damage your house during installation. Or, you might install it incorrectly. This can mean wasted money and time. Homes that have DIY insulation work performed often still waste energy and are uncomfortable to live in.