Chances are if you don’t use your attic regularly as a playroom, office, or even a guest room, you probably haven’t been in that part of your house for a while. More than likely, it is a dusty mess. Attics are part of our living space, and anything that affects the attic directly affects the house’s atmosphere. If the attic is full of dust, then there is no doubt that the air quality in your home will be affected. When people neglect their attic, other microorganisms such as insects, mold, and algae may come into play. Cleaning the attic a couple of times each year can also help keep the creepy crawlies away and you and your family safe.
Considerations When Cleaning
When you clean the attic, the overall goal is to clean, eliminate things you don’t want, declutter, and organize. Below are a few things to consider for your project.
Scale – First things first, before you start cleaning, assess the attic to get an idea of how big a job you have ahead of you. Next, take a look around for pests such as rodents. If you find rodent droppings, the insulation in the attic is more than likely contaminated. If this is the case, your project scale is much bigger than you may have thought initially. It is also a good idea to check for other types of damage such as wood rot or frayed wires.