PREPARING FOR THE WORST IN ATTIC CLEANING
The attic is at the top of the house, and usually the last place you think of cleaning. However, when you eventually get around to attic cleaning, you might find that the clutter you find is not all inorganic.
Attics usually have some type of insulation, either to keep heat out or in. Insulation materials are peculiarly suitable for building nests. Since most people are seldom in attics for any length of time, it can be a haven for critters and a handy repository for their droppings.
Answers for Your Attic Problems
Our Attic services include:
You might find any number of animals getting cozy in your attic. It may be mice, rats, bats, or even squirrels. If you’re lucky, the only thing you will see is about a thousand droppings decorating your floor and all flat surfaces. Clean droppings and you should be fine, right?
If critters are living in the attic, it is almost certain that insulation is no longer intact. The best-case scenario is they have nibbled off some parts of the insulation and pulled the material off to make their nest. The worst case is they are living in the insulation itself.
What does this mean?
It means that these critters are not only pulling your insulation to shreds, making them all but useless, but also pooping and peeing in it. It makes attic cleaning a lot more complicated, and a lot more urgent. Critter droppings and urine don’t have to smell to be dangerous to your health, so you need to do something about it at once.
The first thing you need to do is get rid of the critters. Attic cleanup and disinfection is useless if they are still in residence. Use traps or call professionals to do some heavy eviction before cleaning up the mess.
The next thing you need to do is inspect the insulation. Chances are you’ve already had to tear in there to get at your uninvited house guests, so insulation removal is probably inevitable.
The good news is stripping off all the old insulation means you can be sure there are no more critters hiding up there. It gives you the chance to find any holes through which they can get in and plug it up o prevent future infestations. It also justifying insulation replacement newer and more efficient materials.
Benefits of attic cleaning
You might even find that all this trouble over cleaning out your attic a blessing in disguise. You might not have realized you needed insulation replacement. You might not have had insulation at all. Proper insulation can save you a ton of cash in heating and cooling costs in the long term.
Attic cleaning also gives you a chance to get rid of all that junk and discover treasures you might be able to use or sell. You might even be able to convert the space for something more than storage, such as a bedroom or rec room if it has enough headroom.
Cleaning out your attic might be a chore you’ve been putting off for a long time, but you can turn it to good account. Getting rid of your rodent problem and replacing your insulation are just two of the long-lasting benefits.