The condition of your attic is important to the health of your home and the health of everyone who lives in it. Attic clean-up starts with the removal of rodent droppings, removing rodent nests and debris. Rodents bring with them harmful parasites, viruses, and other bacteria that can linger in your attic. Rodents urine and droppings bring other problems like foul odors that can stay in your home for a long period of time.
It’s important to clean up the mess left behind by rodents and restore the attic to its clean previous condition. Most importantly is for you to understand the dangers involved. Rodent feces, including those from bats, raccoons, rats, mice, squirrels, birds, possums are considered hazardous and carry terrible diseases. These diseases can be passed on to humans.
Contaminated insulation leads to an accumulation of moisture and the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and will eventually lead to wood rot and roof damage. Additionally, the contaminated air holds harmful microorganisms (mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses) which can leak into your home or enter your home’s HVAC system. If this air is carried throughout your home, it can exacerbate allergies, asthma, and respiratory issues, and be hazardous to your overall health and wellbeing.
It is recommended not to disturb rodent’s fecal matter unless you’re wearing proper safety equipment. Safety equipment includes a respirator that will filter the airborne pathogens to prevent respiratory disease. Attic cleanup services can include, removing junk, rodent droppings, nests, dust, and debris.
Three important reasons why attic cleaning is important, health concerns, a decontaminated attic removes any health concerns associated with germs, spores and bacteria from rodent feces, urine, and nests. This is especially true if rats or mice have defecated or urinated in attic air ducts that circulate air throughout a house. Odor concerns, a sanitized attic eliminates any odors caused by rodent’s feces and urine or dead animals, Lastly, Home resale value, a clean germ-free attic with new insulation should impress potential home buyers. It shows your commitment to attic cleanliness. No home buyer should tolerate an attic covered with rodent droppings. I’m sure you’ve stayed away from your attic and may be concerned about the air quality in your home. Rats and rodents are not the sole infestation problem we have to contend with by any means, but they certainly are a major contributor to damaged insulation, pipes, air ducts, and wires in many people’s attics.