• Niv Goldman

What You Should Know About Attic Restoration

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

Attics are an odd space in your house. Some people use it for extra storage, and others don’t use it at all, and some may even forget that they have one. Whether you use your attic frequently or infrequently, your attic is still at risk for vermin to get in and wreak havoc. These animals can include squirrels, rate, bats, or mice, and they can all pose a risk for disease if left to their own devices. When these animals do get into your attic, this is when you need to call in the professionals to do a total attic restoration for you. Alley Cat is one such company who will do attic restoration for you, and they do more than simply remove the animals and their refuse. They also take special care to address all areas of contamination, including microscopic bacteria.

Why Should I Get My Attic Restored?

Attics are isolated areas, and they often are seldom used, so they are the perfect place for vermin to hide. Animals like mice or rats don’t have control of their bladder, so their refuse will contaminate your attic without you even becoming aware. These droppings can also spread bacteria, which damages the home by causing mildew and mold, not to mention the numerous diseases that their body fluids will spread. Additionally, any animal that comes into your home brings the risk of its own parasites and pests, such as fleas or ticks. These parasites are just as harmful to humans as the actual animal. The rodent’s pheromone scent also attracts more rodents to your home. The refuse from these rodents also lingers in your home until the infested area is completely decontaminated and cleaned. Since the potential for damage to your home and the possibility of disease is high, it is crucial that you hire an attic restoration company to fully remove all residue from pests and leave no trace that they were ever there.

What Goes on During an Attic Restoration?

During an attic restoration, the entire attic goes through a deep clean process. First, the smaller remains are removed with a filter vacuum, but larger remains may need to be removed by hand. If the insulation has been infested by these pests, then the insulation will be thoroughly cleaned, and removed if necessary. Debris that the animals bring in with them, such as nesting materials like leaves and sticks, are also removed. Finally, your attic will be fogged. This process includes using a machine that disperses a mist throughout the attic. This mist is composed of a solution that breaks down bacteria that was brought by the pest or left from their refuse. This step is crucial to the process of attic restoration, because it sanitizes the insulation and the attic itself. Simply cleaning up the refuse is not enough, and sanitizing ensures that your attic is as good as new.

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