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  • Insulation Removal on US Air Force Reserve Base
  • Attic Cleaning at Google offices
  • Insulation Removal at Toyota offices
  • Attic Cleaning at AAA offices
  • Attic Cleaning at State Farm offices
  • Insulation Removal at Wells Fargo branch
  • Attic Cleaning and Insulation Removal for Caltrans offices
  • Insulation Removal at off campus housing
  • Bird droppings cleanup in parking deck

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Small Space Attic Cleaning - San Diego
Small Space Attic Cleaning – San Diego
Small Space Attic Cleaning – San Diego
Attic Debris Cleanup - Rancho Santa Fe
Attic Debris Cleanup – Rancho Santa Fe
Attic Debris Cleanup – Rancho Santa Fe
Blown Insulation Removal – Napa
Blown Insulation Removal – Napa
Blown Insulation Removal – Napa

Recent Posts

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Blown Insulation Vs Batt Insulation
February 10, 2016 Attic Guys
Blown Insulation vs. Rolled or Batt Insulation

When installing insulation in your home, there are several important decisions to make. These decisions…

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September 16, 2015 Attic Guys
The Benefits of a Well-Insulated Attic

Most people know, as homeowners, that they should probably insulate their attic, but what are…

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Attic Condensation
May 1, 2014 Logan A
Causes and Solutions For Attic Condensation

Condensation in the attic is a serious problem that must be addressed by homeowners. If…

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How To Dry Out a Wet Attic

Allowing moisture to build up inside your attic can lead to a wide range of problems later down the road. You may notice small black spots of mold forming on the insulation, boxes and even the framework in your attic. Large concentrations of this toxic black mold may cause allergies, respiratory infections and other alignments. In severe cases, excessive moisture can even lead to rot and decay, placing your home’s structural integrity at risk.

Unfortunately, attic moisture is a problem that often goes unnoticed due to the simple fact that most homeowners rarely access this part of their home. A typical homeowner may only access his or her attic a few times out of the year to store or remove their belongings. If they don’t notice a moisture problem during either of these trips, the problem may gradually continue to worsen over time.

Top Causes of Attic Moisture:

  • Inadequate ventilation (attics must be vented to allow moist, warm air to escape).
  • Clothes dryers venting air to the attic rather than outside.
  • Air conditioner condensate pan not draining.
  • Firewood being stored in the attic (firewood contains moisture that will evaporate into the surrounding atmosphere).
  • Bathroom exhaust vans vented to the attic.
  • Poor or non-existent barrier between your home’s living area and the attic.

Identifying Moisture In The Attic

Moisture in the attic is relatively easy for homeowners to identify, as it’s usually attributed to mold and mildew growth. If you believe moisture is a problem in your attic, go and inspect it for signs of mold and mildew. Small black and/or greenish-colored dots on insulation, boxes or other materials is a sign of an exceedingly high moisture content in the air. You can also identify moisture problems in the attic by the formation of condensation on windows and glass surfaces.

Drying Out a Wet Attic

Placing a dehumidifier inside the attic will help to draw out moisture from the surrounding environment. However, you’ll need to drain it frequently in order for it to function properly. Once the dehumidifier’s storage tank is full, it won’t be able to remove any more moisture.

Dehumidifiers are really just a temporary solution to attic moisture problems. Homeowners should focus on identifying and treating the root cause of the moisture. Whether it’s a lack of ventilation, gaps in the battier between living spaces and the attic, or any of the other causes mentioned above (or ones not mentioned here), you must fix these issues to create a dry attic.

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Tips To Prepare Your Attic For The Warm Temperatures

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had our fair share of winter weather this year. The blistering Polar Vortex send arctic air sweeping across the country, leaving many cities with record-low temperatures. Thankfully, spring is less than a month away, which means warmer temperatures on the horizon. Homeowners should use this time to perform a thorough inspection of their attic and make the necessary preparations for the upcoming warm temperatures.

Is Your Attic Properly Insulated?

If not, you’ll end up wasting a ton of money on cooling your home. The further we get into spring, the higher the temperatures will rise, which means homeowners will resort to using their central AC to create a comfortable living environment. Central AC is great for cooling homes, but only if it’s properly insulated.

Go through your attic to perform a visual inspection of its insulation. If you see any areas where the insulation is wet, broken, falling down or otherwise damaged, you’ll want to replace it with new insulation. New insulation is inexpensive and can be purchased from most home improvement stores, so don’t assume that you need to hire a professional contractor to perform the work.

Are There Rodents or Pests Living In Your Attic?

While you’re checking the insulation in your attic, take a moment to look for signs of a rodent infestation. Allowing mice or rats to roam free in your attic is a serious problem that leaves your family vulnerable to transmittable disease. You can read through our blog here at AtticGuys.com for more information on how to deal with rodent infestations in the attic.

Here are some of the signs of a rodent infestation:

  • Droppings (usually about the size of a rice grain).
  • Shredded cardboard, wood or other material.
  • Noises coming from the attic during the night (rats and mice are nocturnal, so they typically come out at night to search for food).
  • Trails where rodents leave behind oil, urine or other visible marks.

Prepare Your Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner handler (not the condenser) is located in the attic, you may also want to check and make sure it’s ready for the upcoming spring season. This includes changing the air filter (if applicable), checking the electrical connections, vent ducts, etc.

Note: you may want to hire a professional HVAC technician to perform a tuneup on your system. They’ll handle all of these tasks and more to ensure you are ready for the ‘hot’ spring and summer days.

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Help! Bats Are living In My Attic!

For most people, the sight of a bat invokes visions of Dracula, Halloween, vampires and other ‘spooky’ elements. Their glowing eyes and winged arms makes them a rather frightening pest to encounter, especially when they are living inside your home. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to find bats hanging from rafters in the dark corners of their attic. Whether you have one bat living in your attic or dozen, there are a few things you should know about these pests.

Do Bats Pose a Danger To My Family?

Some people assume that bats are nothing more than a mere nuisance. After all, how much damage can these creatures cause when they’re stuck in the attic? The good news is that bats typically don’t attack humans (although you should still check your neck for fang marks in the mornings).

The biggest threat they pose is the possibility for contracting rabies. Bats, like most mammals, may contract and spread the rabies virus. Although the infection rate among bats is low (less than 1%), it’s still something that you don’t want to risk, as rabies can be deadly if not treated promptly. Under no circumstances should you attempt to touch or handle a bat — even if you are wearing gloves. Leave this to a professional.

On the bright side, bats will consume a variety of nocturnal insects. If there are centipedes, scorpions or other unwanted insects roaming throughout your attic, chances are a bat will make quick work of them.

Roosting Bats

Homeowners should use extra caution around bats roosting in their attic. When a female bat is roosting, she will naturally be more aggressive and protective of her environment. Walking into an attic with one or more roosting bats isn’t recommended for this reason.

Removing Bats

If you’re struggling to cope with a bat infestation in your attic, you should contact a professional animal control expert in your area. They’ll be able to safely relocate the bats back into the wild where they can continue to go about their normal lives. Due to the potential for rabies transmission, you should leave the bat handling up to the professionals.

Of course, the next step is to block off entry points so other bats won’t be able to enter your attic. Removing them is only a temporary solution, as you must prevent them from coming back. Check your attic for open vents, holes and gaps that a small bat could squeeze through.

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