Every horror film has that iconic moment—the one where the group of campers runs to the attic of the creepy cabin they rented for the weekend rather than sprinting towards their car...the one with the keys readily in the ignition. We’ve all sat on our couches screaming at their poor decisions, and we’ve all been horrified by what they find lurking in the attic; however, all scary finds should be kept to motion pictures. If your attic could pass for a scary movie set, it is time to make some changes.
Even though you are not going to encounter a villain living up there, other eerie and haunting discoveries may be lurking in your attic. Here are some of the common attic finds:
If your attic does not have proper ventilation, heat can become trapped in this space. Between the heat rising from your home and the sun’s heat through your roof, your attic can become extremely humid. With this comes the potential for an overheated HVAC system, structural damages, and even worse—mold.
If you see your structure deteriorating, this is clear sign moisture is increasing in your space.
Mold & Mildew
Where there is moisture, there is the potential for mold. And when it comes to attics—black mold is the most common type. If you notice small black dots across the interior of your attic, you must have this inspected as soon as possible. Black mold can cause respiratory distress, eye irritation, rashes, and headaches. If you begin to experience these symptoms, seek medical attention, and have your home checked for mold growth.
Pests & Rodents
Dark and moist areas are the ideal habitat for pests and rodents. If you are noticing an increase in creepy crawly roommates, your attic has a breech in insulation and is in need of repairs. Poor insulation will not only allow critters into your space but also cause your monthly utility bills to skyrocket. Air leaks will release your heated air, making it harder for your system to reach your desired temperature.
For home repair services, contact Winters Home Services at (617) 977-3101! We are here to help you keep your space free from these horrifying happenings.