Organizing your attic
The attic can be one of the most dreaded seasonal house cleaning projects. The holidays are over and the attic is the perfect place to store decorations. However, cleaning and organizing the attic is an undertaking that will help to improve your family’s health. Realistically, the attic and crawl space are undoubtedly the areas of your home with the highest concentrations of dust, dander, mildew, molds, and vermin. These substances and critters could be affecting your family members’ breathing and allergies. This is why the attic is also one of the most overlooked living or storage areas in your home.
Utilizing the attic
Very few people spend time in their attic, conversely, it seems to become the catch-all for items that do not have a designated space. A clean and organized attic can add living space to your home. Your attic is not the isolated area that many people believe it to be. It is full of allergens and chemical irritants that continually seep from the attic into your living area through heating and cooling circulation, ceiling hatches, recessed lights, and other openings in the walls.
Seasonal cleaning of your attic
Seasonal cleaning of the attic means working in a hazardous area. When you take on this project, you should be wearing protective equipment. Vacuum the area with a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner. Only HEPA vacuum systems can efficiently channel the vacuumed air through a filter that is designed to remove microscopic particles. Vacuum everything, including the walls, window frames, rafters, and ceiling. This includes the exposed roof trusses of an unfinished attic. If your attic is finished, be sure to vacuum of dust the ceiling fans, skylights, light bulbs, fixtures, hatches, and door frames. Wear protective gloves, and a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) mask, which is specifically designed to filter a high percentage of airborne particles. If you suffer from severe allergies or asthma, hire a Charlotte house cleaning service to remove the debris and to perform the cleaning.
Other problems in the attic
It is also important to take steps to prevent mold growth. Joints and cracks should be caulked to seal out insects and vermin. Mold is the growth of microorganisms that can become active once moisture seeps in behind old caulking. Twice a year, take a walk around your home and through your attic to check windows and openings for missing caulk or cracked panes. If you can see a mold-infestation that is larger than 10 square feet, it is advisable that you call an indoor air quality company to assess the situation.
Seasonal house cleaning services in Charlotte
Perhaps you require help with seasonal house cleaning and organizing. Gloria M’s cleaning professionals are happy to help you take on any house cleaning project. They are so flexible when it comes to scheduling per your needs. Call them today to set up a time and schedule to handle your professional seasonal house cleaning projects.
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