5 Tips for Attic Cleaning You Need to Know

As with any other maintenance task in or around the house, attic cleaning is something you should engage in regularly, to enjoy best results. Regularly cleaning your attic can yield more storage or moving space for you and your family, maintain the condition of your attic, as well as deter wildlife intruders. If you find an animal in the attic hire Critter Capture Jackson, to thoroughly remove both the animal, and whatever attracted it to your property. Hearing noises in the attic is a definite sign you should clean up, right after you define the animal noises at atticnoises.com. So here are some tips for attic cleaning that every homeowner needs to know. 1. First of all, figure out what you want to keep. We know it’s hard, deciding to throw away old trinkets or keepsakes, but there comes a time when some things stop being useful, and just become clutter. And unfortunately, we accumulate more and more of these things, as we go through life, which in turn, clutters our home, and specifically our attic. So at least once a year, try to do a serious, thorough clean up there, and get rid of the things you’re no longer using. Throw them out, or give them away. But try to be thorough - if you haven’t used/worn it in three years, what are the chances you will, in the next three? You need to throw things out, otherwise your attic will remain just as cluttered, gathering dust and rodents, and just taking up viable, useful space. 2. Organize your boxes. Our advice would be that you try and package as much stuff in as few boxes as possible. Rather than keep two half-empty boxes because they contain different things, store all that stuff in one full box, and save on space! Not only that, you want to make sure you’re also using sturdy, high quality boxes for your storage needs. It might seem like plain old cardboard should do the trick just fine, but in time, that will fall prey to damp and other natural wear and tear, not to mention will risk becoming some animal’s favorite chew toy. So make sure you invest in good, sturdy storage boxes. 3. Inspect the roof. You can either undertake this task yourself, or reach out to professional roofing contractors to do the job for you. The thing is, cleaning up inside the attic is all good and well, but you also need to make sure that the walls and roof are sturdy and in good condition, otherwise it’s pointless. Because of the passage of time, and exposure to the elements, it’s not uncommon for your roof to become damaged, to lose shingles, and so on. This can create openings in the roof that let wild animals into the attic, or else expose the items stored in your attic to rain, hail, wind, etc. So as part of your attic clean-up process, do take a look at the roof, to ensure you’re storing your things in a good, protected environment. 4. Touch up the insulation. The same goes for the insulation. Unfortunately, as time goes on, the things that protect our home tend to wear out. If you haven’t changed your insulation in ten years, it might be a good time to do so now, since worn- out insulation means a less energy-efficient household. Insulation can also become damaged as the result of wildlife infestation, in which case, it might also be a hot-bed for bacteria, mites, and other potential health threats. So call a professional insulation removal and replacement company, for your own peace of mind. 5. Keep an eye out for mold, mildew and moisture. We won’t tell you to dust, sweep, vacuum, and so on. We assume you know that already. But we will tell you to keep an eye out for signs of mold, mildew, and moisture. Exposure to mold and mildew can lead to toxic accumulation inside the lungs, and pose a serious health risk. In time, moisture leads to mold and mildew (not to mention damages stored items). So be on the lookout for the three Ms, and take steps to quickly remove them.
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5 Tips for Attic Cleaning You

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As with any other maintenance task in or around the house, attic cleaning is something you should engage in regularly, to enjoy best results. Regularly cleaning your attic can yield more storage or moving space for you and your family, maintain the condition of your attic, as well as deter wildlife intruders. If you find an animal in the attic hire Critter Capture Jackson, to thoroughly remove both the animal, and whatever attracted it to your property. Hearing noises in the attic is a definite sign you should clean up, right after you define the animal noises at atticnoises.com. So here are some tips for attic cleaning that every homeowner needs to know. 1. First of all, figure out what you want to keep. We know it’s hard, deciding to throw away old trinkets or keepsakes, but there comes a time when some things stop being useful, and just become clutter. And unfortunately, we accumulate more and more of these things, as we go through life, which in turn, clutters our home, and specifically our attic. So at least once a year, try to do a serious, thorough clean up there, and get rid of the things you’re no longer using. Throw them out, or give them away. But try to be thorough - if you haven’t used/worn it in three years, what are the chances you will, in the next three? You need to throw things out, otherwise your attic will remain just as cluttered, gathering dust and rodents, and just taking up viable, useful space. 2. Organize your boxes. Our advice would be that you try and package as much stuff in as few boxes as possible. Rather than keep two half-empty boxes because they contain different things, store all that stuff in one full box, and save on space! Not only that, you want to make sure you’re also using sturdy, high quality boxes for your storage needs. It might seem like plain old cardboard should do the trick just fine, but in time, that will fall prey to damp and other natural wear and tear, not to mention will risk becoming some animal’s favorite chew toy. So make sure you invest in good, sturdy storage boxes. 3. Inspect the roof. You can either undertake this task yourself, or reach out to professional roofing contractors to do the job for you. The thing is, cleaning up inside the attic is all good and well, but you also need to make sure that the walls and roof are sturdy and in good condition, otherwise it’s pointless. Because of the passage of time, and exposure to the elements, it’s not uncommon for your roof to become damaged, to lose shingles, and so on. This can create openings in the roof that let wild animals into the attic, or else expose the items stored in your attic to rain, hail, wind, etc. So as part of your attic clean-up process, do take a look at the roof, to ensure you’re storing your things in a good, protected environment. 4. Touch up the insulation. The same goes for the insulation. Unfortunately, as time goes on, the things that protect our home tend to wear out. If you haven’t changed your insulation in ten years, it might be a good time to do so now, since worn-out insulation means a less energy-efficient household. Insulation can also become damaged as the result of wildlife infestation, in which case, it might also be a hot-bed for bacteria, mites, and other potential health threats. So call a professional insulation removal and replacement company, for your own peace of mind. 5. Keep an eye out for mold, mildew and moisture. We won’t tell you to dust, sweep, vacuum, and so on. We assume you know that already. But we will tell you to keep an eye out for signs of mold, mildew, and moisture. Exposure to mold and mildew can lead to toxic accumulation inside the lungs, and pose a serious health risk. In time, moisture leads to mold and mildew (not to mention damages stored items). So be on the lookout for the three Ms, and take steps to quickly remove them.
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