When to Call a Professional to Clean Your Attic

When to Call a Professional to Clean Your Attic

Let’s face it, cleaning the attic is probably not at the top of anyone’s to-do list. There’s an out-of-sight-out-of-mind mentality when it comes to attic space. But maintaining your attic is more important for the overall well-being of your home than you ever imagined. It provides important insulation that keeps the heat in. Without regular cleaning, dust, mold, and allergens will nest- but that’ll be the least of your worries, because insulation is a prime location and favorite spot for rodents to nest.

If it’s been more than a year since you’ve been in your attic, it’s time to do some cleaning- light or heavy, depending on the state of things. Before you roll up your sleeves and break out the pinesol, you need to check your surroundings and determine if this is a DIY job or if you need to call a professional. Use this guide to determine what type of cleaning your attic needs.

Rodent Removal

If you have seen or heard live rodents in your attic space you should contact a rodent control professional immediately. Attics are a very common place for rodents to nest, and there’s no telling how severe the rodent infestation may be. A professional can assess your attic, determine how bad the infestation is, and remove the rodents quickly and effectively.

In an equally cringe-worthy scenario, you may find dead rodent carcasses in your attic. You should not try to move these yourself because rodents can carry disease, and you could risk your health. Contact a rodent control professional who can take the dirty work off your hands. For expert rodent removal services visit https://greenratcontrol.com/.

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Contaminated Insulation

Even if you are able to trap and get rid of rodents yourself, it is still highly important to have a professional service disinfect the area. Rodent feces often lead to air contamination, which can create health concerns for the entire household. Rodents burrow into insulation to nest, and after rodents are removed their damage remains. Rodent droppings and bacteria contaminate the insulation and the burrowing shreds it, making it less effective at retaining heat. Professionals have protective gear and tools to safely remove this hazardous material. For more important decontamination steps see https://greenratcontrol.com/attic-care/attic-decontamination/.

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New Material Installation

You’ve managed to gut out all the dust, dirt, rodents, and hazardous materials, now what? Installing insulation, or repairing a damaged floor joist is no small task. When it comes to restoring your attic, it’s important that it’s done right to protect your investment. Luckily, Green Rat Control professionals are skilled in all aspects of attic cleaning- rodent removal, removal of contaminated material, and new insulation installation. Check out their services at https://greenratcontrol.com/attic-care/attic-insulation/.

Bonus: Waste Removal

Ready to get a handle on your attic, but dreading dealing with all the junk? An added bonus of hiring professionals is man power. Before cleaning, exterminating, or decontaminating, an attic cleaning service will clear out any unwanted storage or waste for you. They can even provide you with tips for how to reorganize your space (once it’s all clean!) to prevent a future rodent infestation or bacteria build-up.

A thorough cleaning of your attic can be a big task! But once you know what you can handle yourself, and what should be delegated to the professionals, you can make a plan to tackle the job.

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