All owners must have a maintenance checklist, and one of the most important items on that list should be the inspection and cleaning of the attic. That is why we have gathered some steps to guide you in the cleaning of your attic, and guarantee you efficient and satisfactory results.
Remove your belongings
Before you start cleaning, take out all the boxes, furniture and any other items in your attic space. If the items are too large or difficult to move from the attic, you can stack them in a corner and cover them while cleaning the rest of the room. Be sure to wash all the fabrics you find in the attic well to remove dust or other allergens.
Dust accumulates easily and quickly in your attic. Use a synthetic duster that is electrostatically charged to remove dust and dirt on all attic surfaces. Reach all the walls, wooden beams, columns, baseboards, windows and frames. If the duster gets too dirty, clean it as necessary. Don’t forget to dust off any fan or accessory in the attic space.
Sweep or vacuum
You may find that a vacuum is your best option if there is a lot of dust; A broom can simply push dirt and dust into the air while cleaning your attic. It is better to use a vacuum cleaner with a high efficiency filter (HEPA) or a combination of filter and cartridge to trap all dust particles. Aspiration will eliminate dead insects, dandruff, dust mites and attic allergens. Use extensions and other tools to clean hard-to-reach areas, corners and cracks.
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Check for mold
Mold in an attic is often difficult to see, since it is black or gray. This type of mold spreads very quickly. It can also be brown, orange, white or green, and is usually toxic. Some indicators of mold in the attic include a smell of accumulated moisture, and will often show an identifiable pattern such as a circle. The metal in the attic may discolor when mold is present. Eliminating it is a difficult situation, and you should not face it alone, especially if you have asthma or allergies.
Relocate your belongings
After you have thoroughly cleaned the entire attic, return all your items and boxes in their place. If you have not already done so, take the opportunity to dust and polish any item in the attic. If you have carpets in the area, be sure to clean them too.
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