TIME FOR A SPRING CLEANING!
COVID has kept us locked up for over a year but finally, things are opening up and spring is here! And that means time for Spring Cleaning again! This year perhaps more than any other, opening up your home and getting through a good spring cleaning may be cathartic!
ANNUAL ATTIC INSPECTION
Your attic is often overlooked during spring cleaning but it shouldn’t be! Nobody likes to go up to the attic but doing so at least once per year can uncover potential problems, that if caught early, can save you lots of money and headaches. Making an attic inspection part of your annual spring cleaning is a smart practice that could keep your home healthy and help prevent unforeseen trouble.
ATTIC INSPECTIONS PAY OFF
Did you know that a properly configured attic can reduce heating and cooling costs, extend the life of your roof, and the longevity of your heating and cooling systems? It’s true!
According to the EPA, your attic plays an important role in keeping your home comfortable and energy-efficient. Click here to learn more>
A PROPERLY CONFIGURED ATTIC
A properly configured attic includes:
- Sufficient Air Circulation (Click to learn more about attic ventilation)
- Sufficient Insulation (Click to learn more about attic insulation)
- Sealed Air Gaps & Cracks
WHAT TO LOOK FOR DURING AN ATTIC INSPECTION
Attic problems are usually cumulative, that is they get worse over time. Uncovering and addressing problems early on can save you money and headaches.
Here are some telltale signs of trouble in your attic:
1) Moisture stains on drywall, ceilings, and walls adjacent to your attic
2) The smell of mildew when you enter your attic
3) Black stains on wood surfaces in your attic
4) Rooms that heat slowly in winter and cool slowly in summer
5) Damp, compressed, or contaminated insulation
These problems indicate a potentially serious problem that should be addressed.
WE ARE ATTIC AIR
Don’t want to bother with an attic inspection? Call us to schedule a FREE attic inspection. We have been helping homeowners in Chicago and all suburbs achieve healthier more energy-efficient homes for more than two decades! 630.830.3870