This is a very common question. In a city like Houston, TX, where the weather is hot and humid for a significant part of the year, the attic can become a breeding ground for dust, dirt, mold, small animals, rodents (and their droppings) and even mold. The longer you wait before cleaning your attic, the worse these issues can become. Due to the above, homeowners are usually faced with poor indoor air quality and bad odors.
According to the CDC, mold and other dust in the attic, air ducts and vents has been linked to numerous health complications. These include allergies symptoms like runny nose, sore throat, headaches, sneezing, coughing and other respiratory problems. Failure to clean your attic regularly can spark or exasperate these issues.
A dirty, neglected attic can also affect the home’s indoor air quality. A vast majority of attics are used only as crawl space to store junk. Over time, it can become a home for rodents and small animals including squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, skunks, and even bats. Additionally, attics harbor dust, mold, mildew, rust, bacteria, and rodent droppings leading bad odors and health issues.
When it comes to attic insulation, you should get it done as soon as possible. A poorly-insulated attic can result in huge energy bills as the home’s air conditioning unit is forced to work hard to regulate extremes of temperature.
For professional attic insulation in Houston, call Air Quality Express. We can insulate your attic using fiberglass insulation, Batt Insulation, and Blown-in insulation. Give us a call at (832) 781-0105 to schedule a same-day inspection. We look forward to getting your home climate and air quality as comfortable as possible.