The Dangers of Uncovered or Exposed Insulation

Is there exposed fiberglass insulation in your Tampa home? If so, you could risk health hazards if the necessary precautions aren’t taken.

While leaving the insulation exposed is often an intentional tactic used by builders, it can be dangerous if it’s in the wrong place. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to tell if the exposed insulation in your home is a concern and what to do about it.


Is Exposed Insulation a Safety Risk?

There are times when exposed insulation is dangerous and times when it’s not. When insulation is exposed in areas you don’t spend much time in, usually in basements and attics, you’re not typically at risk of health issues.

However, if you and your loved ones spend time in rooms with exposed insulation, it can lead to skin or lung issues. Exposed insulation in frequently used rooms should be covered to prevent health issues. This might be a renovated basement you’ve turned into a home office or den, for example.

Are you concerned for your well-being due to exposed fiberglass insulation? We can help!

Call our team today at (813) 280-5007 to learn more.


Risks of Exposed Insulation

Some of the issues you may encounter due to exposed fiberglass insulation include:


Skin irritation: Exposed insulation, if touched, can send particles into the air that can irritate the skin.

Eye irritation: Fiberglass insulation particles can irritate the eyes as well. 

Lung irritation: An issue that’s more of a concern, fiberglass insulation can cause respiratory issues if its particles are inhaled. 

It’s not child-proof: Kids are naturally curious, so they may tend to reach for uncovered insulation, resulting in increased health problems.


To prevent the above, call (813) 280-5007 for covered fiberglass insulation services.


What Should I Do if I Find Uncovered Insulation?

If your home in the Tampa area has exposed fiberglass insulation, it’s important to call Installed Building Products of Tampa right away for a solution.

Some solutions include:

● Install paneling or drywall over the insulation.

● Use a poly membrane sheet to seal the insulation.

● Install flooring over the insulation on the floor.


Ensuring this project is handled by a team of experts is your best bet for avoiding the health risks of exposed fiberglass insulation.


For safe and effective fiberglass insulation solutions, trust IBP of Tampa.

Call (813) 280-5007 today or
contact us online for an appointment. 

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