Specialty Spotlight: Attic Cleaning

by Matt Solis


A professional attic cleaning can improve the air quality throughout your home. Photo: Atticare ©2019

Attics can be easy to ignore, but if you neglect yours for long periods of time, it can lead to negative consequences for your home and family. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about keeping attics and crawl spaces clean.

What are the benefits of attic cleaning?

The dust that fills your attic harbors allergens that seep into the main parts of your house. Cleaning your attic and/or crawl space will improve the air quality throughout your home.

Most Bay Area homes have had rodent visitors at least once. Mice, rats, and even squirrels and raccoons love to play house in our attics and crawl spaces. Even if your unwanted visitors have moved on, rodent droppings can cause infectious diseases and need to be removed with care.

A neglected attic can wreak havoc on your energy bills. As wood degrades over time, small holes and cracks can develop in the walls of your attic. These small openings result in unplanned energy loss, defeating your hard-working furnace or air conditioner.

Reclaim your closets! Cleaning out and reorganizing your attic is a cost-effective way to grow the square footage of your house. Turn your attic into a storage space by installing shelving and an organization system.

When is it time to clean my attic?

Inspect your attic at least once a year to determine if it needs a thorough cleaning or if it just needs to be tidied. When is the best time of year? That’s really up to you—you may be more comfortable cleaning your attic during spring and fall when the weather is more moderate.

When should I hire a professional attic cleaner?

Rodent droppings and mold can be hazardous to your health. If your attic contains either, you should consider hiring a professional.

Hire an attic cleaning company when you want to reduce your energy bills. In addition to installing or replacing insulation, an attic cleaner can find and repair holes and cracks in the walls or roof.