Attics are one of the most overlooked and forgotten areas in the home. In fact, most homeowners don’t even go in their attics, unless putting items in storage. Keeping a clean and clutter-free attic is actually very important for a home’s well-being, as many problems can arise from a junk-filled attic.
The best way to combat attic clutter is to remove your junk and clean it on a regular basis, and here’s why it’s important:
Improving Air Quality
If your attic isn’t cleaned regularly, dust can start to settle. Eventually the dust can get sucked into air ducts and distributed through the home. If it gets serious enough, this can start to affect your respiratory system, which can lead to decreased lung function and various other illnesses. Fortunately, this can be an easy fix, or prevented altogether, by cleaning the dust out of your attic, immediately improving the air quality.
Keeping out Pests
Dirty and cluttered attics can start to attract pests such as bugs, mice, rats, etc. The presence of pests can cause an array of unsanitary and potentially hazardous conditions. Their waste can leave stains and odors that linger even after they’ve been exterminated. They also cause structural damage to the home by chewing through wooden beams, insulation, and wiring. Cleaning out your attic on a regular basis ensures it’s not a place pests can make their home.
Enable Thorough Inspections
The more clear space there is, the easier it is to inspect the entire area for any issues. Problems such as holes in the sealant, insulation, excess moisture, etc. will be much easier to detect. Without excess boxes and belongings it will also be much easier to make repairs if there are issues.
Increasing Storage Space
It’s common for homeowners to use the attic as storage for a large amount of personal belongings. But if your attic hasn’t been cleaned in a long time, there probably isn’t much space left available. Sorting through your items may help you find important things you’ve forgotten about, get rid of things you no longer need, and clear up a great deal of space.
Attic Clean-Outs with PWI
At Pro Waste Inc. we specialize in attic clean-outs and many other bulk pickup jobs. Our crew is background checked, professionally trained, and insured for the safety of the rest of the items in your home. We provide full labor, breakdown if necessary, and transportation of your junk.
Get your attic cleaned out in just 3 steps:
- Pick a date and a time.
- We call 15 – 30 minutes before we arrive.
- We take your junk