Ah, the attic. The area of a house that most homeowners, though they won’t admit it, pretend isn’t there. This void above the living space is often viewed as a dark and useless room that no one should bother with unless it is utilized as storage space. However, as scary as an attic may seem, this span above is essential to maintain, as it is quintessential to the health of one’s home. The bad news is someone must tackle the chore of attic cleaning; the good news is there are professionals that can do the job for you. Here are five signs your attic is in need of some attention.
1. Rodent Issues
Do you find rodent droppings throughout your home? Do you hear scratching or other noises in your ceilings or walls? If so, chances are you have a rodent infestation that warrants addressing. Rodents and other small animals such as raccoons, birds, and squirrels could be making your attic space a critter hotel without your knowledge. Because animals can damage electrical wiring and water lines, it is imperative to perform routine attic cleaning.
In addition to watching out for rodent droppings, one should be cognizant of any unusual or foul odors for which a source cannot be located. It is likely the smell(s) could be the result of a decaying animal, mold, or mildew in your attic: problems that can be incredibly damaging, but often go ignored. Not only are these odors impossible to eliminate without getting rid of the cause, but they can also pose a potential health hazard to those residing in the home. A thorough attic cleaning and rodent proofing will help ensure your family’s well-being.
3. Temperature Fluctuations
Finding your heating or cooling bill is higher than usual? Or, have you noticed temperature fluctuations in certain areas of your home? If the answer to either or both is yes, this may be a sign that your existing insulation is not adequately insulating your home. The ideal time to inspect your attic insulation is during an attic cleaning. This is an opportunity to replace or add appropriate insulation for your home, thus eliminating hot and cold zones and saving on energy costs.
4. Leaks in Roof
Watermarks or damage on any ceiling area is a reliable indicator your attic and roof require repair. If your home has common fiberglass attic insulation and it is getting wet from roof leakage, this may require removal and replacement of any existing insulation. It is crucial all roof leaks be fixed to ensure no further damage is done to your attic or home.
As with everything in life, time takes its toll. Although fiberglass insulation has a lifespan of 100+ years, it can still be damaged by unaccounted-for conditions, such as condensation or by the placement of heavy boxes or belongings on top of it. Fiberglass insulation needs to be as fluffy as it was when initially installed to maintain its insulating ability.
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Written By Joseph Sheiner
Joseph Sheiner is a construction industry professional with over 15 years of experience. He began his career in the insulation industry in 2012, and co-founded Attic Construction Inc in 2013. As CEO of the company, Joe oversees all operations and is in charge of training and product knowledge.
Under Joe’s leadership, Attic Construction has become the largest leading Attic Restoration Company in San Diego, Orange County and Phoenix. He has personally performed and supervised insulation work in over 7000 homes. He is certified by Owens Corning as a CEE (Certified Energy Expert) and is a licensed contractor by the CSLB.
Most recently, Joe has helped expand Attic Construction to two additional locations – Orange County and Phoenix. He is currently working on expanding to additional locations in the near future.
Great work! Our attic went from totally disgusting to pristine. They are courteous and professional and clean up after themselves.
-Karen L. Santee, CA
Andrew was very informative and helpful during the whole process. Excellent communication and his team did a great job. He came on Sunday and the work was done and completed by Tuesday. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a fair prices and great service.
– Joey E. San Diego, CA