Attic and Crawl Space Cleanup and Decontamination Services For Homeowners and Businesses in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio

Attic and Crawl Space Cleanups

In cases where an animal has entered an attic, damage has likely occurred. Cottom’s Wildlife Removal specializes in cleaning and decontaminating attics that have been infested by raccoons, bats, starlings, pigeons, squirrels, mice and other birds and rodents. Feces, soiled insulation and animal contaminants are always a concern and can cause serious health issues for the residents of the home or business. Environmental safety, property values, bio-hazard issues, electrical fires, code violations and the prevention of diseases are also important reasons to make sure an attic is clean and safe.

Removing and replacing insulation is a part of the cleaning and decontamination process as are disinfecting, deodorizing and performing electrical wire inspections. The removal of nuisance animals and the long-term exclusion of these pests is also part of the equation.

Cottom’s Wildlife Removal is licensed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and we are insured, bonded and certified by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association to keep your home safe from damages and health issues related to animal and bird infestation:

  • Damaged Insulation
  • Roof and Structural Damage
  • Soffits, Vents, Eves, and Chimney Damage
  • Ruined Dry Wall
  • Raccoon Roundworm
  • Histoplasmosis (disease in bat droppings and bat guano)
  • Rabies
  • Parasites
  • Odor
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Fires from Damaged Wiring

Contact Us for a Home Inspection or Wildlife Removal

Cottom’s Wildlife Removal is a local, family-owned and operated company that has been responding to the animal removal and home repair and restoration needs of families throughout Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio since 1986. Let us know if you have wildlife problems or concerns and we’ll be there…because “Cottom Cares!”.

About Insurance Coverage for Animal Removal and Building Repair

Homeowners insurance will frequently cover the cost of attic cleanup and decontamination. However, some insurance companies do not want to pay for damage done to your home by wildlife and will employ tricks to deny your claim. For instance:

  • The policy will exclude household damage done by “vermin” or “pests”. The policy may not say it, but they will claim that bats and raccoons fall into those categories, which they do not!
  • The policy will exclude damage done by pollution. Again, the policy may not say it, but they will claim that fecal material left by raccoons and bats are pollution – seriously??.

The fact is, raccoon and bat infestation and contamination pose a serious danger to your home, health and safety and you deserve to be compensated for any wildlife exclusion and repair work done to your home or building. Our experience dealing with insurance companies gives you an edge attempting to get your claim covered. We will actively fight for you when trying to get your claimed approved by talking with your company and providing you with any materials you need to prove your case…because “Cottom Cares!”.