Why Does a Clean Attic & Crawl Space Matter?
Chances are, you aren’t monitoring your attic or crawl space since they’re out of sight, out of mind. However, many vulnerabilities such as utility troubles, bad air quality and even pest problems can develop in these areas without your knowledge.
When issues arise, you need maintenance professionals who are skilled in inspection, cleaning and repair. Trust our comprehensive team of attic and crawl space specialists with over 9 years of experience serving the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Los Angeles and the New Jersey and New York regions.
Issues Homeowners Experience With Their Attic or Crawl Space
Depending on where you live and the environmental conditions that exist on your property, you could face various problems with your structure, air or both. These signs suggest it’s time to call the Atticare professionals:
- Drafts that lead to inconsistent indoor temperatures and higher energy bills
- Poor, stuffy ventilation that leaves allergens and contaminants in the air
- Noise from rodents and other creatures in your home
- Ruined insulation and destroyed wiring from critters nesting and chewing
- Unpleasant or rotting odors from hidden animal carcasses and excrement
- Gaps and holes in woodwork
- Water and moisture damage in the ceiling or floor, such as rust and rotting wood
- Mold or mildew presence
Some of these are minor nuisances, but in most scenarios, they’re considerable health hazards, drains on your savings and disruptions to your daily life. It’s best to address these problems now as many only worsen over time.
The attic & crawl space are usually neglected by homeowners but these 2 areas are probably the most important if you want to have a healthy safe and more energy-efficient home.
Your indoor air quality is directly affected by what’s in your attic!
Many people don’t know that a contaminated attic can cause health problems like a weakened immune system and respiratory problems. A clean attic helps the air in your entire house stay healthy and breathable. Atticare has been able to help countless families reduce allergies, the effects of asthma and cardiovascular diseases. A clean and completely insulated attic ensures your family sleeps well at night knowing that there’s nothing contaminating the air, while also improving energy efficiency.
Services Provided by Atticare
Rely on our professionals to handle the difficult cleanup of these areas and improve your home’s condition. We take out old insulation, declutter and decontaminate the space and finally renew the insulation based on your structure’s needs.
Upgrading your home’s energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint starts with selecting a proven, reliable insulation material. Once we safely remove the worn, existing material, we fill or set out new insulation that leads to greater control over your interior climate. Check our full guide: How To Choose The Right Insulation Material For Your Home?
To eliminate air leaks and help regulate your indoor temperature, we close and caulk small openings around electrical wiring, ventilation systems and recessed lighting in the attic and crawl space.
Our long-lasting, eco-friendly and preventive methods will eliminate future pest problems. We make attics and crawl spaces inhospitable for small critters by patching holes, vacuuming and sanitizing the area, and installing new pest-resistant insulation.
Using a reflective material, we’ll line and protect your attic systems and interior roof to trap heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.
Excess humidity and dampness can weaken your home’s structure and attract pests below. We use an impermeable moisture barrier to keep crawl spaces dry, which will also resist the buildup of mold and mildew.
As an authorized dealer of QuietCool fans, we equip homes with programmable, efficient ventilation systems that will dramatically reduce your cooling bills. Our products have lengthy warranties and will preserve your indoor air quality for well over a decade.
Regularly cleaning and disinfecting your air ducts from contaminants is crucial for the longevity of your HVAC system and the well-being of your loved ones. Our professional process kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses that exist within the duct system.
No home can heat and cool itself efficiently with leaking or poorly insulated ducts. We remove dust and debris, mend the wear and tear on components, reinsulate if necessary and enhance the overall air quality for your health and comfort.
Professional Attic & Crawl Space Inspection is Essential
We understand that many homeowners have never been to their attic or crawlspace. We provide experienced technicians that will conduct a full inspection and report of your attic space. Based on the report, we work together with the homeowner to prioritize what can be done to create a healthier, energy-efficient home.
- We look at the Insulation R-value or the insulation’s resistance to hot or cold air traveling through it. 95% of homes are under-insulated according to the Insulation Institute, so this is an important step to help save energy.
- We look for damages caused by rodents, and damage to air ducts, pipes and electrical wires.
- We will also inspect the HVAC system and the roof. This is a good time to look at the roof from the inside and to make sure there are no leaks or wood rot. We help our customers identify hazards like exposed electrical wires, asbestos and mold.
Once our technician is done presenting the overall report of their findings, they will show pictures and help the homeowner put together a plan with one mission in mind: to create a healthier, energy-efficient home.
Why Work With Atticare?
Protecting your family is our top priority while working on your home. We’ve recently stepped up our sanitation measures and ensure each Atticare team member wears full-body protective gear and equipment while inside. Also, we safeguard your space with plastic containment curtains wherever we must travel to access your attic.
Atticare is a Diamond Certified company and we’re recognized as certified energy experts. We appreciate the many positive reviews our past customers have shared with us and we’re proud of our 98.8% satisfaction rate.
Are you searching for a more affordable quote or proven quality of work from a different company? Try out our better quote tool and see if we can exceed your expectations. Receive a free quote and inspection for attic and crawl spaces services — call 866-692-5449 or contact us online to start planning an at-home evaluation today.