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The Importance of a Clean Attic

There’s no doubt that attics and crawl spaces are two of the most important areas of the house. They hold the premises’ insulation system, the wiring, plumbing, and much more.

Having said that, these highly technical areas tend to go unnoticed until something goes wrong. Because we almost never enter these spaces, rodents, pests and other animals can easily make them their homes. These animals can cause damage to the infrastructure, and can also pose a health hazard for your family.

Here’s a comprehensive list of reasons to inspect your attic and crawl space, to insure they are tidy and clean:

  • Thanks to our human nature, we tend to hoard things, even if we no longer have use in them. As a result boxes, cartons and other stuff accumulate in the attic. Periodic cleaning thus helps us to organize things – use, throw or save – whatever works best!
  • Unattended and un-kept attic spaces are ideal breeding spots for rodents, pests and other infestations. These innocuous looking creatures don’t just infect and decontaminate the area, but also nibble on insulation, wires, vents and more. The loss translates into ill-health, reduced energy efficiency and losing out on valuable belongings.
  • Cracked and damaged roofs can pave way for water and moisture to seep through. Mold, mildew and fungus grow and spread throughout the living space. Moisture damages wood and causes structural damage that requires costly repairs.
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and insulation system are stored in the attic. A series of well laid vents and ducts cross through the entire premises keeping it hot or cold depending upon the external temperatures. Regular inspection and maintenance help keep it effective, which cuts down on the property’s energy bills.

Normal vacuuming and periodical dusting of the attic should be a routine task. If done correctly, it can help keep your attic rodent free longer. In any case, a yearly inspection by a professional who knows where and what to look for is advised.

At Quartz Solutions we offer services that help create hygienic and efficient spaces. For any kind of attic cleaning advice call us at 201-205-2042 for professional advice and a complimentary inspection..

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