Let’s face it; cleaning the attic is not exactly at the top of most homeowner’s “to-do list.” After all, it’s likely that you rarely go into your attic unless you are grabbing those holiday decorations or putting away old items that you no longer use.
While attics are great for storage and easy to forget about, it is imperative that you give it the attention that it deserves. Elsewise, a dirty attic can cause a host of issues, including health problems and pest infestations. Furthermore, a dirty attic can negatively affect your heating and cooling costs.
If you are not likely to clean your attic anytime soon, it is recommended that you connect with professional attic cleaning services to handle the task for you.
Learn more about why you should regularly clean your attic below.
Dusty and Dirty Attics Are a Problem
While most attics have at least some dust in them, when it becomes increasingly dirty and dusty, it can cause many other issues. Not only does a dirty attic make it uncomfortable for anyone that enters into it, but it can also mask potential pest infestation problems and/or repairs that need to be made.
The more you leave your attic to its own devices, the more likely it is to cause you trouble in the future. If you have let your attic get to the point that you find it difficult to fathom cleaning it alone, it may be time to connect with attic cleaning services that can help you with the issue.
Look For Signs of a Pest Infestation
Mice and rats are common attic dwellers. The most typical signs of a pest infestation include footprints, rodent droppings, evidence of gnawing (appliances, electrical cords, and insulation), urine, strong odor, etc.
As you can imagine, it can be difficult to notice the signs of a pest infestation if your attic is cluttered, dirty, and/or exceptionally dusty. Most attic cleaning services know what to look for when cleaning your attic and can connect you with the appropriate pest removal services (or do it themselves) if necessary. Allowing pests to breed and live in your attic, can be detrimental to your health, the structure of your home, as well as your finances.
If you don’t have rodents in your attic you should rodent proof it once it is clean.
Routinely Use Attic Cleaning Services
Unless you are in the minority of people that regularly clean their attic and know what to look for when doing so, it is recommended that you utilize professional attic cleaning services at least once every two years. They have the training and expertise to spot cracks/holes that are letting in moisture or air, lack of adequate insulation, as well as pest infestations.
It is important to keep your attic well maintained as an inadequately cleaned attic can be dangerous for your health as well as cause your energy bills to skyrocket.
Furthermore, it is not recommended to keep large amounts of junk in your attic for long periods of time. This is almost an invitation for rodents to move in and make themselves comfortable. Though your attic is easy to forget about, neglecting it can have major consequences.
If it has been a while since your attic was cleaned and you live in Southern California, contact Attic Projects for a quote or to schedule a service.