Taking care of your attic and crawl space or ignoring it has the same effect of taking care of or neglecting your teeth. Just like your teeth, most of the time, you don’t think of your crawl space or attic until there’s something wrong. Then, all of a sudden, you notice loud scratching sounds in your attic or bad smells under your house. Those sounds and bad odors are warning signs you shouldn’t avoid because they can pose health and safety issues to you and your family and cost you a lot of money.
But, just like with a toothache until those scratching noises get really loud or the smell gets super bad, they’re awfully easy to ignore. Then all of a sudden–OW! You’ve got a house toothache, and it’s time to call a professional.
One of the best ways to avoid the pain of a real toothache is by getting your teeth cleaned twice a year by your family dentist. By doing that alone–you’ll be able to catch any small issues before they become big, painful ones. Plus, you’ll save money! With a bit of preventive care, you’ll avoid significant unplanned expenses that could have been avoided. To drive the point forward even more–answer this question:
Which bill would you rather have when visiting your dentist?
- $127 for a routine cleaning two times a year or
- $1,500 for a root canal because you never knew there was a problem
The same thing is true for taking care of your house and avoiding a painful house toothache! At the first sign there’s something wrong; it’s smart to have a good crawl space and attic maintenance company come out and check things out. Otherwise, you could have unwanted pests, and rodents, producing contaminates and destroying the health of your home.
It’s easy to notice a well-kept home. The yard looks good; the beautiful exterior is picture perfect and well kept. But, looks can be deceiving. Conscience homeowners know it’s essential to plan for yearly maintenance and not use all their money on cosmetic projects. That’s especially true if you live in the Puget Sound area. In this location, you have to deal with armies of rats invading your house and moisture seeping into the crawl space and attic. Plus, you have to make sure there are no leaks or floods creating mold.
Neglecting either your oral hygiene or your ongoing home maintenance can result in large unplanned expenses. That’s why it’s essential to be aware of the condition of your attic and crawl space. It’s just like neglecting your teeth and ending up having to have a root canal. If you don’t take care of your attic and crawl space, you could end up with significant problems like having to replace walls, studs, insulation, and floors.
And if you’re thinking of selling your home, think of deferred maintenance as halitosis. Nothing will put off a buyer more than rat poop in your attic or mold in your crawl space. Before you put your house on the market, get your attic and crawl space inspected so you can avoid embarrassing house halitosis.
Envirosmart Solution has been serving the Puget Sound area since 2004. We’re here to help keep your crawl space and attic clean and free of contaminants, so you and your family are safe and healthy. Don’t let your home suffer from a painful toothache, call a professional from Envirosmart for a free no-pressure attic and crawl space inspection.