Summer is around the corner! And now that the long winter is behind us, it’s time to pull up your sleeves and start your attic and crawl space cleaning. After all, a clean and well-kept attic and crawl space is key for hygienic and comfortable living space. Moreover, preparing your attic for the summer will help you save money on your utility bills!
Here’s a quick ‘to-do’ list that can help you make your home ‘Summer Ready’:
- Inspection :
A thorough inspection of the attic and crawl space will identify potential threats (pests, damaged ducts, broken cables, etc.) and you’ll be able to make the necessary amends before damages occur. While it can be DIY task, by hiring an expert for the job, you ensure that all crucial and sensitive areas of the attic and crawl space are properly inspected.
- Cleaning :
Without too much effort, the attic becomes a dumping ground for things that we don’t have immediate use for. It’s time to get them sorted!But beware, while removing garbage and debris you might stumble upon infestations, animals remains or even damage your ceiling by stepping in the wrong place. This is why choosing a professional contractor is so important. An expert will get rid of the tiny intruders but also decontaminate and sanitize the area to make it contaminants free.And if you are thinking of getting the vents and ducts cleaned, they can do that too.
- Pest and Animal Control:
Pests and rodents in the attic and crawl space wreck havoc. Potential treats include damages to structural elements, upholstery/furnishings and the spread of infections. To insure that your home is safe and rodent/animal free, you should schedule a through inspection of your attic and crawl space.
- Improvements and Upgrades:
Improving the area will increase the overall comfort inside the property. Proper insulation will help regulate temperatures and make the living spaces more energy efficient. Properly insulated homes can help you save 20-30 percent on your utility bills!
Need an advice? Call us at 201-205-2042, 973-536-1013 and make your home effective, efficient and hygienic – for years to come!
Heating and cooling expenses constitute a large portion of the household’s energy bills. The utility billscan go up or down, depending on the quality of the insulation system.
Thus, the amount and quality of insulation is the key to control energy consumption and utility bills. Here is a short guide of the different insulation types to help you find the best fit for your home:
- Batt Insulation:
Batt insulation provides the dual benefit of economic value and effectiveness. Made of fiberglass, slag wool or natural cotton, Batt insulation provides a long-term solution for all thermal and acoustic fittings. Batt insulation works best when the panels are juxtaposed very tightly, leaving no gaps between them. Depending on the area, the task can be accomplished in a day or two.
- Blown Insulation:
Blowing in cellulose in the attic is another foolproof method of reducing energy bills by 10-20 percent. While many people think that it is a simple do-it-yourself task, the reality is that this grimy and clammy work is best carried out by an expert. If one tiny area is left uncovered, it can compromise the entire installation.Blown insulation is fairly quick to install, and the amount of insulation will determine the cost and final R-Value.
- Pest Control Attic Insulation
Pest Control Attic Insulation entails the use of natural fiber insulation that has the potency to stop pests from entering the attic spaces. This type of insulation is environmental friendly and will benefit any homeowner for the long run, as it is also excellent in reducing energy costs.
Still unsure about which type of insulation is best for your property? Call us at 201-205-2042 and we’ll provide a free consultation, with no obligation.
Properties located in extreme weather conditions are invariably dependent on artificial heating and cooling systems to maintain an ideal temperature inside the house.
A network of ducts in the walls and in the ceiling ensures that you can enjoy comfortable living space regardless of the outside weather conditions. A properly installed and maintained air duct system also prevents microbes from growing and keeps utility bills under control.
You should ask yourself how often do you get the air ducts professionally cleaned? While many people believe that cleaning ducts is a DIY job, a professional touch goes a long way. Poorly maintained air ducts can cause a range of troubles:
- With time, accumulating damages can result in holes and cracks in the air ducts, which leads to loss of conditioned air.
- Besides normal wear and tear, issues like dust accumulation, rust, moisture, animal intrusion, etc., may pose serious concerns.
- Worn out ducts are at high risk of creating a short circuit and even fire.
- Continuous loss of conditioned air makes the air conditioning work on overtime, resulting in inflated utility bills.
- Animal intrusion results in growth of microbes and infections that can cause serious health problems.
Periodical evaluation and maintenance of the air ducting system is therefore extremely important. At Quartz Solutions, we offer solutions that work. Our priority is that you’ll enjoy a safe and comfortable living. Call us at 201-205-2042.
Spring is here! After a LONG winter,the flowers, trees and greenery are showing off their colors. It’s time to get down to work and conduct a thorough Spring Cleaning in our homes. After all,when our living space is clean, it too can show its beauty. Here are a few tips that can make your attic and crawl space- SPRING READY!
In the winter, we are not always as productive as we can be. We can blame our human nature for that, as preserving energy during the winter time is a pretty good excuse for not cleaning specific areas of our home. As a result, boxes and other stuff in our attic and crawl space are accumulating dust during this time of the year. This is the perfect time to inspect these areas and get rid of the unwanted belongings and materials. A thorough dusting and cleaning will surely help. Hiring professionals for the task can take off the physical burden of doing the job yourself, but it can also serve as a good opportunity to check the status of those sensitive areas. A professional has an eye for identifying potential threats before they become a problem, which can save you money in the long run.
Improvements and Additions
To reap maximum benefits from your attic and crawl space, it’s important to frequently maintain and upgrade them. Clearing and cleaning air ducts and removing damaged insulation are crucial. Effective insulation in the attic and crawl helps regulate the conditioned air in the entire living area. You can slash your energy bills by a third, by simply restoring your insulation.
Want to know how you can get your house cleaned and ready for summer? Call or email today.