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Insulation Removal

At Zhe Industries, we understand the significance of maintaining a healthy and efficient home environment, and insulation removal and replacement helps maintain a healthy home.

Benefits of Insulation Removal

Removing old insulation is not just a step towards energy efficiency but a leap towards a safer, cleaner living space.  Here are some of the advantages and importance of insulation removal both in the attic and in the crawl space:

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Insulation Removal Process

Initial Inspection

Zhe Industries employs a meticulous process to ensure the safe and thorough removal of old insulation from your home. Our approach involves:

A comprehensive assessment of your attic and crawl spaces to determine the state of existing insulation and the extent of removal required.

Utilization of Industrial Vacuums

We use advanced industrial vacuums specifically designed for insulation removal. This equipment efficiently extracts old insulation, minimizing dust and debris.  Batt/roll insulation removal through a completely closed system, no need to worry about the nasty batt/roll insulation being carried through your house, all contaminated insulation is carried safely through closed tubing directly into one dumpers. 


Following removal, we apply sanitizing treatments to eliminate residual contaminants, ensuring your attic and crawl spaces are clean and hygienic. All insulation removal services come with EPA-rated sanitation. It’s essential to kill all the bacteria and germs before blowing in new insulation. We use The industry-leading Electrostatic/ULV Sprayer. Electrostatic technology charges the solution and draws it toward oppositely charged attic surfaces for maximum coverage. 

Final Inspection

A thorough inspection is conducted after the removal to ensure all unwanted insulation is removed and the area is prepared for new insulation installation.

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Insulation Removal FAQ

Can clients be at home while Zhe Industries performs the insulation removal?

Yes, clients can remain in their homes during the removal process. Our team employs methods and equipment to minimize disruption and maintain a clean environment. However, we suggest staying out of specific work areas for safety and comfort.

Having your old insulation vacuumed out professionally is your first line of defense against rodents, bacterial growth, and moisture issues. Don’t be fooled by the other guys selling you on blowing over/topping off your insulation.  Adding new insulation over old creates a favorable condition; rodents and bacteria thrive on greater reducing efficiency and shelf-life of new insulation.

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This is an image from our industrial vacuum clean out trap. There are several rodent carcasses & feces which are a breeding ground for deadly bacteria that will impact the health of your home. Installing home insulation over old is adding more fuel to the fire. 

animal body and feces in old attic insulation
Based on 79 reviews
Jon & Michelle Porter
Jon & Michelle Porter
March 25, 2024
I recently had attic work done by Zhe Industries, LLC and had a fantastic experience. Brian, the owner, provided a thorough and free inspection, showing kindness and punctuality throughout. He and his team were quick to understand my concerns, answer questions, and accommodate my schedule. They were also the most affordable option among quotes I received. The team's efficiency and effectiveness were remarkable, completing insulation removal, sanitization, air sealing, fan replacement, and new insulation in under 12 hours. Brian ensured quality throughout and my home now feels brand new. Highly recommend Zhe Industries, LLC for their professionalism and excellent work.
Todd Fance
Todd Fance
March 3, 2024
Top-notch service and very professional. My attic looks new, and most notably, the new insulation keeps my home at proper temperature for longer.
Breanna Carpenter
Breanna Carpenter
February 24, 2024
10/10 would recommend Brian and his team. I received a few insulation quotes and I wasn’t sold on anyone until I talked to Brian. My attic is now sanitized, sealed and properly insulated. He was also kind enough to screen the gable vents. The crew was on time and professional. Thanks Zhe!
Rich Famiglietti
Rich Famiglietti
February 16, 2024
I purchased my home in Acredale in March of 2023. It needed a number of repairs and upgrades. By the Fall, I noticed that the insolation in the attic was not doing the job and was in really poor condition. I had already spent far more than I expected for the other repairs and was thinking about just filling in the lean areas myself. I noticed a smell in the attic and found rodent droppings. I did some research and decided that the attic was more of a priority than other projects I planned. I got some estimates but did not feel confident in what these salesmen were saying. I looked one last time and found Zhe. I liked that they seem to have a direct connection to the manufacturer of the material they use. Brian came to give the estimate. He answered my questions in detail and outlined exactly what was needed to do the job correctly and to code. He and his assistant, Dave, came and finished when they said they would. They kept the house neat as they worked and had no problem answering any additional questions and allowing me to see the different stages of the job along the way. Both of them were friendly and hard-working professionals. Brian was also very cooperative in the way the paperwork was handled. The work they did came out very well. They sanitized and sealed the whole attic, eliminating the leaks and smell. They made sure the airflow is correct for proper ventilation and raised the “R value” above the current code requirements. The other companies offered less for more than I paid. My house is warmer, quieter, and that funky smell is gone. I have already passed Zhe’s contact info to a close friend.
Nonie S
Nonie S
February 10, 2024
Zhe Industries was very professional, prompt and clean. They were on time for the removal of my insulation. They thoroughly sanitized my attic and blew in new insulation. I highly recommend their services.
Clairette Campbell
Clairette Campbell
February 1, 2024
Fall of 2023 I solicited quotes from a few insulation contractors and found Zhe Industries had the most efficient and clear communication, as well as reasonable pricing, so we hired them. The work was done on the days agreed upon, cleanup afterwards was good, everything done as discussed. I would recommend. (The insulation in our 1960s ranch was very insufficient before this project, I am pleased to see how much our gas usage has gone down these cold months compared to last year.)
Brian Catalino
Brian Catalino
January 28, 2024
Completely happy. Brian and his crew did a great job on everything. Highly recommended.
natalya Lemke
natalya Lemke
December 27, 2023
I wanted a blown wall insulation done for a long time, I got it , it was done perfect , on schedule with very friendly staff. Really recommend this service.
Melody Brock
Melody Brock
December 7, 2023
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this company! They came out within a week of contacting for an estimate; we scheduled about a week or two out; job was completed in 1 day. These guys never even took a lunch break! We had removal and installation in our townhome which is about 2200+ square feet. Our family was having severe breathing concerns and our house just always was trying to combat the weather outside. HVAC was running nearly nonstop and multiple dehumidifiers running. I had no idea that bad insulation can break down and the dusting particles will end up in your HVAC system. The chemical compounds that were in my previous breaking down was alarming in and of itself. I was sold on their products being certified and certified technicians installing with 50 year shelf life. I will be dead most likely the next time insulation is needed. Definitely will continue recommending their services and the products they promote. After having a good week turnaround with the new insulation I am happy to report my HVAC has barely ran and we have not needed the dehumidifiers. Our entire family’s breathing has improved tenfold. Adding previous to new photos.
Thomas Craddock
Thomas Craddock
November 16, 2023
Outstanding service and fair price!! Highly recommended!!

Serving Virginia Beach and Surrounding Areas

Zhe Industries proudly offers comprehensive insulation removal services across Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, and the surrounding Hampton Roads areas. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail ensures your home is in expert hands.

Consider Zhe Industries for your insulation removal needs for a healthier, more efficient home. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and take the first step towards improved home comfort and energy efficiency.

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