Neglecting Attic Cleaning Can Cause Problems
For many homeowners, their attic is often out of sight and out of mind. The attic is difficult to reach in most homes, and it is too cramped to be used as a living space or even a storage space, so attic cleaning is often ignored. That is, it’s ignored until there is a problem.
Even if you never use it, it’s important to keep your attic clean and properly insulated. Here are just a few reasons why you should contact attic cleaners in the Bay Area.
Dust and Dirt
You might not think it’s important to keep your attic dust-free if you’re not going to use it, but a dusty attic can translate into a dusty home. If anyone in your household has allergies, you will notice if this is a problem. To keep dust from filtering from your attic into your home’s ventilation system, it’s best to have it cleaned regularly by professional attic cleaners.
Attics are ideal homes for rodents after the winter months. You probably won’t be seeing many mice or rats since they tend to hide and mostly come out at night, but they can still cause problems if they are allowed to stay. Their droppings and urine can add to the aforementioned dust problem that you might get from a dirty attic, and they will chew holes in your insulation and even your drywall. It’s best to contact an exterminator to check out your attic if you suspect that you have a rodent problem.
Yes, mold can grow in your attic, especially if you’ve had problems with your roof. Water can seep in through a leaky roof, which can give mold a foothold to start growing. As with potential dust and rodent problems, you probably won’t notice any mold if you don’t regularly go into your attic, but you will feel its effects if you or anyone in your family has allergies.
If you’ve had problems with your roof such as leaks or ice dams in the winter, your problem might actually lie with the insulation in your attic. A poorly insulated attic can give rise to many problems such as a drafty home and higher utility bills, but it can also cause ice to constantly melt and re-freeze in the winter. This can cause ice dams to form, which in turn can lead to water damage and a leaking roof. While you should absolutely have any roofing problems addressed by a roofing contractor, you should never underestimate the role that poor attic insulation plays in these issues.
Even though you might have the tendency to ignore your attic, it’s still an important part of your home and should always be kept clean and insulated. If you haven’t done so lately, be sure to contact Element Home Solutions today to learn more about our attic cleaning Bay Area services and how they can help keep your home clean and dry.