When you renovate your house, you also need to do insulation removal. Doing this on your own is very easy; in fact, you can even ask your wife or teenage son to help you. Removing foam pipe insulation is a piece of cake. Here are tips that will aid you in removing that old insulation: insulation retrofit • Always think of your family's safety first. Shutting down your electrical power is very much need ed. This step in insulation removal will make you avoid being electrocuted while you are in the process of removing wet, damp pipe insulation. Also schedule the task on the part of the day when only a few housemates are in your home so that they will not feel the temporary power inconvenience. • Protective gears are very helpful in this task. Wear some eye goggles to shield your eyes from the particles of that old insulation. Also make use of your rubber boots and gloves to protect you from accidentally hurting yourself with a knife or from being electrocuted (in case that you have failed to turn off your electrical power). • Make sure that your ladder is strong enough to hold your weight. • Push all the furniture away from the area that you are working on. • Use a lamp that is powered by batteries to shed some light on the spaces you are working on. • Insulation materials like spray foam insulation kits surely leave residue when they are removed. A water and detergent soap can be very helpful in removing those residues easily. Liquid detergents can aid a lot in this kind of problem. Once the residues are well-soaked with the water-and-soap mixture or liquid detergent, scratch lightly with the blunt edge of a knife. Be careful not to scratch your other insulation like radiant barriers.
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