UFFI Inspection & Removal

What is UFFI?

Urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) was a popular home insulation product that was primarily used in the 70s and 80s. It’s an expanding foam insulation mix that was pumped into building cavities that weren’t previously insulated.

It was later banned from usage because it can release harmful gases that can cause a wide variety of health complications from prolonged exposure. Health issues causes by UFFI exposure can range from skin rashes and headaches to respiratory problems and more. Not only did UFFI present considerable health concerns, one of the biggest issues with UFFI is its considerable shrinkage overtime. Contact the UFFI removal specialists at All Clear Environmental to inspect your home and determine whether or not you require UFFI removal services.

Old Foam Insulation
exposed insulation with asbestos in a home

Does UFFI Have to be Removed?

UFFI should be removed if it shows any signs of deterioration, exposure to water, or if fungus is present. Moisture is the primary cause of most complications with UFFI as it causes it to break down. The urea and formaldehyde resins start to lose their bonds and begin to deteriorate. This makes for a less than ideal insulating material.

If your home has UFFI, an alternative to removing it is properly containing it, controlling the humidity levels in your home, and improving ventilation to avoid fungus and water deterioration complications.

UFFI Testing & Inspections

The abatement experts at All Clear Environmental can help you determine if UFFI removal is necessary for your home or building. If you suspect that your insulation contains UFFI, our team can inspect your home and conduct a dosimeter test to determine formaldehyde levels.

All Clear Environmental has the trained, licensed, and qualified personnel to take care of all your UFFI removal needs – for both residential and commercial properties. If abatement is necessary, our team can get to work as soon as possible and help you find a safer and more effective insulation alternative. Contact us today to book a consultation and for our team to inspect your home or property for UFFI.

UFFI Inspection